CareSafely releases infection control management solution designed for senior care

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McKnight's Article | CareSafely Solution Release

By Kimberly Marselas / View the original article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

CareSafely’s latest infection control solution is a unique combination of easy-to-use software and expert content that ensures COVID-19 risks are tracked, mitigated and actively managed. The digital solution also cuts the administrative burden by 50 percent by eliminating paper audits, illegible checklists, lost emails and outdated reports.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on seniors and the staff who have worked tirelessly under unprecedented conditions. It has also exposed the critical deficiencies in how our industry manages infection control and safety programs,” said CEO Raj Shah. “We need a modern approach that combines digital tools and expert guidance to strengthen and streamline infection control programs.”

“We need a modern approach that combines digital tools and expert guidance to strengthen and streamline infection control programs.”

Raj Shah, CEO, CareSafely

CareSafely takes a holistic, structured approach to infection control based on the “Four A’s of Safety:” Assess, Act, Audit and Analyze. Here is an explanation:

Assess

Assess up to 73 infection control risk areas. The pre-built assessments are based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health departments, and further vetted by industry experts for real world applicability. Assessments are available for nursing homes, SNFs, assisted living, hospice, memory care and home-health.

Act

Build corrective action plans to mitigate and track any open risk areas. Action plans include root cause analysis, corrective actions, completion date, budget and assigned lead.

Audit

Stay compliant with infection control protocols with paperless audits. Conduct digital audits of personal protective equipment inventory, hand hygiene, wearing PPE and COVID-19 symptom checks.

Analyze

Track progress and identify risks with an interactive dashboard. The dashboard monitors assessment scores, action plan and audit results. Organizations with multiple locations can track and benchmark across their network and focus on high-risk areas.

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CareSafely enables senior living and long-term care providers to strengthen their Quality, Safety, and Compliance (QSC) programs. Purpose-built for senior care, the CareSafely software and content platform ensures that all QSC activities like risk assessments, corrective actions, staff competencies, and audits are proactively managed with 50% less effort.

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