Improvement Methodologies

A typical Methodology for Creating and delivering an Improvement framework and culture in Care Homes and in summary falls under five activities and focus.

Vision

Planning

Baseline

Making improvements

Sustainability

Vision

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Local objectives
  • Corporate objectives
  • Compliance needs

Planning

  • Project management
  • Change and transition management
  • Engaging and empowering colleagues

Baseline

  • Numbers
  • Words (experience)
  • Sharing / presenting
  • Relationship mapping
  • Linking to the vision/objectives

Making improvements

  • More about us (community book, sharing board, three things about us)
  • Generating and prioritising ideas
  • Making it happen
  • Fresh eyes
  • Visual tools
    • Safety crosses
    • SBAR
    • Resident Status boards, at a Glance
    • 5S
  • Wider objectives …..what does system need

Sustainability

  • Lean ‘audit’
  • Ownership
  • Knowledge and skills transfer (matrix?)
  • Evaluation including  how getting on against vision
  • SROI…..wider picture