How to effectively run your care home
Expert advice from P&G Professional on how care professionals can best run their establishments
The past few years have seen the care sector cope with extremely turbulent times. As the dust gradually settles and the industry returns to a new normal, care professionals are finally able to take a step back and assess the overall running of their businesses, looking for any areas for development. Here are some top tips on how to ensure your care business is being run as effectively and successfully as possible:
- Put residents first: The most successful care homes are those which put residents and the forefront of their work. This means allowing your residents to live independent and fulfilling lives within the setting of your care home. Alongside this, it is also important to ensure your residents feel as comfortable as possible, providing them with the next best thing from being at home.
- Provide great training for staff: Another crucial part of a running successful care home is the staff. Industry leaders should provide excellent training to ensure that employees are in the best position possible to carry out their tasks with ease and professionalism. A great way to guarantee that staff members are well equipped with skills and knowledge is by choosing simple and effective solutions to daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and maintenance.
- Make cleaning and hygiene a priority: If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that cleaning and hygiene should be an utmost priority, especially within the realm of social care. Moving forward, care homes that carry out impeccable cleaning and hygiene practices will be the most successful. Residents and their loved ones are more aware than ever of the safety of their surroundings, so keeping your establishment germ-free will be essential in keeping guests happy.
P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, provides an array of products including Flash Professional and Fairy Professional that achieve an excellent standard of cleaning and require only simple training. This way, staff are easily able to learn how to use these products ensuring that they carry out their daily tasks effectively and with ease.
Additionally, by using these trusted brands that people use in their own home, the smells bring about a sense of familiarity that makes residents feel at home. This is also true of products like Ariel Professional, which not only makes sure that linen is clean, but has the familiar scent that people know and love, providing them with a sense of security and normality, making their experience an absolute priority.