Aug 18, 2021
The Rise of Person Centered Care in Care Homes
The social care institute for excellence states that person-centered and relationship centered care and support should be at the heart of the service offered by residential care homes (SCIE.org, 2019). This is in line with the government’s aim of rolling out NHS personalised care to 2.5 million people by 2023/24 (NHS). Personalisation means starting with the person as an individual and putting them at the centre of the process of identifying their needs and making choices about how and when they are supported to live their lives.
Part of personalised care involves storing medicines in a more collaborative and individualised way for the patient. The CQC states that medicines should be stored in a way that means they are safe and will be effective when administered (CQC, 2021). Self-administered medicines, are medicines that patients can administer themselves, such as topical lotions, thickening agents and creams, the CQC state that these should be stored based on the individual’s risk, but recommend a lockable cupboard, or draw. This advice has led to many care homes in the UK purchasing a Lockabox One as our lockable medicine boxes fit the requirements of being lockable but also are adaptable and flexible to a person’s needs and space.
Why is a Lockabox your most suitable option:
Since the first sale in 2015 it has become apparent how important Lockabox is for the application and storage of tablets, prescription creams and any other pharmaceutical paraphernalia in care environments. The Lockabox One is a viable solution to encourage & support patients administering their own medication, whilst securing the medicines away. A designated box to provide a clear space and understanding between the relationship of resident and carer, reducing anxiety, empowering the individual and improving resident experience.
The Lockabox One has been designed with the safe storage of medicine in mind. Our compact and hygienic box can be stored in the fridge for temperature sensitive medicine, placed discreetly inside a bedside unit or close to an ensuite shower room. The Lockabox One is constructed of medical-grade polycarbonate and has been designed for the safe storage of medicines within a care environment. In addition, the lightweight and portable nature of the box means it can be easily moved and adapted to fit into the patients living space effectively, allowing them to feel more comfortable and at ease.
The above benefits of lockable storage in care homes and the adaptability of our Lockabox One is echoed by the fact that over a third of care homes in the UK have purchased a Lockabox One.
The below is a testimonial from an outstanding CQC approved care home:
“Most to all residents have a Lockabox to store topical creams & lotions. The main reason was the quality of care provided at their homes. The Lockabox was being used not only for dementia patients but for all residential clients too. We are very satisfied with the product for its current use around administering and providing a level of security for this type of application. Haven’t had any problems!”
- The sizing of the box is as follows – External: 31cm (L) x 21cm (W) x 17 cm (H) (including vents and lock mechanism) | Internal: 28.3 cm (L) x 19.2cm (W) x 16.1 cm (H) | Door Opening: 17.5cm (W) x 15.3cm (H). Designed to fit into cupboards and fridges whilst being large enough to store blister packs and traditional medicines.
- Medical grade polycarbonate construction.
- Made in Britain, with a patented clam-shell design.
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Our secret weapon is our patented clam-shell design (which gives the Lockabox its strength) combined with tough polycarbonate, and the best British manufacturing that doesn’t use glue and is BPA safe.