Conduct, save and review PAL Assessments within the QCS system to transform care and optimise resource management
Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), a leading SaaS platform serving over 4,000 social and primary care providers, has today released major enhancements to QCS Dementia Centre that significantly advance care for service users living with dementia. Customers can now capture, store and review PAL cognitive assessments within the QCS system, and benefit from new resources that guide care givers on how to deliver the best possible care.
QCS Dementia Centre now fully incorporates QCS PAL Instrument, which is the brainchild of Jackie Pool, a world-renowned dementia specialist, and is a reliable and validated tool for assessing cognitive ability. A PAL cognitive assessment identifies individuals at a Planned, Exploratory, Sensory or a Reflex level, and provides care givers with the appropriate help and guidance on how to best support the service user based on their assessment level. An individual’s assessment result and the associated guide can also be downloaded and shared with other systems or with the service user’s family.
Using the PAL Assessments dashboard, care managers can improve the management of their teams, their budgets and their recruitment strategies. They can schedule assessments, see when they are due or overdue and review the history of all assessments by service user, care team, or location. By understanding both progression and signs of regression, they can better coordinate and resource activities in the care environment, such as getting service users dressed in a timely manner and efficiently managing mealtimes. In addition, many new resources have been added that will help with the training and development of staff who are caring for service users living with dementia.
Jackie Pool, QCS’s Dementia Care Champion, said, “With PAL cognitive assessments fully integrated into QCS Dementia Centre, along with all of the innovative resources that link to it, QCS is transforming how service users living with dementia can be cared for. This demonstrates the invaluable role that technology plays in supporting and evidencing excellence in dementia care.”
Damaris Daniels, QCS’s Director of Content and Operations, added, “We are delighted to launch the new release of QCS Dementia Centre, which is the culmination of many months of close collaborative work between Jackie and our technology team. As the care sector moves away from paper-based systems and embraces digital care planning, this highly accessible and scalable resource can play a greater role in championing person-centred dementia care in a range of care settings.”
More information on the new version of QCS Dementia Centre, can be found below: