With more than 3.5 million Australians currently over the age of 65, the needs of our rapidly ageing population are set to place even more pressure on an aged care system already scrambling to meet demands.
The majority of older Australians wish to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible, and home care providers play an important role in delivering the services that can help them to achieve that outcome.
Australian seniors living in 2020 have far greater control of their home care package funding and planning than previous generations, and home care providers must adapt to meet their clients’ changing needs.
The home care providers that will flourish in the current environment will be those that can deliver customer-focussed and cost-effective services to their clients, delivering reliable outcomes with seamless and safe services.
To achieve this goal, aged care providers must be data driven in every aspect of their businesses, from human resources, to finance, to rosters, and care plans. Those providers offering paper-based systems or clunky interfaces will be at a marked disadvantage.
Leading healthcare platform, Lumary, has launched new functionality specifically tailored to Australia’s home care providers. In 2015 the early stages of the Lumary product went into development.
Lumary Care Management (CM), the platform which now includes home care package (HCP) functionality, aims to help providers deliver the services that customers need in the most efficient and effective way.
The platform has been designed to free up carers’ time, giving them more hours to spend with clients providing quality care.
Lumary CM gives providers a competitive advantage by helping them to consolidate multiple data sources and improve the efficiency of tracking, reporting and claiming.
Lumary CM provides a packaged solution of multiple systems developed for aged care providers, and integrates them into its own platform to deliver a secure and reliable single source of information for carers, management and clients to use.
Lumary CM’s healthcare platform can assist home care providers in a number of ways, including the following.
Lumary CM allows home care providers to deliver seamless and tailored services to their clients, and enables data-driven decisions. As older Australians take greater control of how their home care funds are spent, their provider’s streamlining and efficiency, ease of use and flexibility will be more important than ever.
For more information or to request a demo please go to www.lumary.com.au.
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