Homecare Decisions

The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre and Scottish Care have developed this web and mobile app to support care home and care at home staff with guidance and best practice information for:

  • Delivering day to day care
  • Communicating important information to the wider multi-professional team
  • Learning and personal development.

The app is continually being developed and expanded. It includes toolkits for:

  • Assessment and management. This part of the app provides guidance to help care workers to make their own decisions where appropriate and to communicate key information to the wider multi-professional team. It includes the Clinical Frailty Scale, 4-AT tool for delirium screening, guidance on UTI symptoms, and wound assessment, the MUST tool for malnutrition screening (due November 2021) and others.
  • Practical guidance on caring for people with palliative and end of life care needs- physical, emotional and spiritual.  This part of the app has been created in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Further toolkits will be added over time.