The CarePlanner Blog
Welcome to our blog about topics of interest and latest news in the home care industry. Topics of interest for carers and home care managers alike.
Recruiting the best home care or domiciliary staff is an ongoing challenge in our sector. With low rates of pay, demanding working conditions and a frequent association with negative stories in the press means that recruiting home care staff can seem like an uphill...read more
We are proud to report that at CarePlanner we now have over 1,000 active accounts using our home care management and rostering software! This equates to well over 17,700 admin users, 50,326 active carers and over 59,256,000 appointments booked via the system! It’s...read more
Effective workforce management is finely balanced art. On the one hand, there are the daily challenges of scheduling care worker rotas. On the other hand, you are managing people, who have needs beyond what they’re doing when. As a provider of scheduling software...read more
Working in care is a tough job. On the one hand you have shrinking budgets, and on the other hand you have rising costs and recruitment challenges. As a result, it’s not surprising that efficiency is the buzzword on everyone’s lips right now. Efficiency isn’t just...read more
Social care is set to grow like never before. From a political standpoint, the latest long-term vision of Theresa May and Matt Hancock (the 10-year strategy of the NHS) strongly supports a growth in social care. Whilst the specifics of the Green Paper may be delayed,...read more
Rota, roster or schedule are the most commonly used words for organising care staff to attend appointments. We talk about scheduling staff rotas, rostering (as a verb) and collectively having a roster of who’s delivering what care when. So, what exactly is the...read more