Quick pointers & tips on transitioning your home care business online

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

The world we know and the way we do things have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses need to adapt and make changes. We need to change the way we run business meetings, the way we plan, the way we handle paperwork and more. We need to comply with government restriction. First and foremost, we are making changes because we want to protect our staff and our community.

One challenge for many small and medium-size businesses is to transition the operation to online allowing people to stay at home and work remotely. Here at Dayspring Care, our heart is to help home care businesses to flourish. We've come up with a few quick tips on how to transition your home care business online.

Online Business Meetings Communication is an important part of business operation. With the recent changes, we are required to adapt the way we run our business meetings. Here are a few options to replace your business meetings, online:

  • Zoom. Zoom is a popular online meeting platform. They have a FREE option available (for limited meeting time).

  • Google Meet is a solution from Google. This requires for you to have Google account.

  • Jitsi - an open-source Free open-source video conferencing.

For a one-on-one video meeting, you can use Facetime (for iOS), WhatsApp video call or Skype.

Tip #1: Do you know that we can make it easy for your team member to access online meeting on Dayspring Care app?

Cloud Online Storage Files normally kept as folders in your personal computer. When you work from home, you need to access them and easily share them with your colleagues.

One solution is to use Google Drive (part of G-Suite). Another popular online storage solution is DropBox

Tip #2: Make sure you design folder structures (naming convention and who should have access) for your company before you share them.

Tip #3: For quicker access, you can link staff certificates & expenses that you store online.

Collaborative Notes & Task When your staff work remotely and on different places, it is important to know who's doing what and by when. This is where collaborative notes (meeting notes, decision, etc) and task systems would be handy.

These are a couple of simple ones - Trello & Google Keep

Tip #4: Check out Australian Business Continuity page for more resources

About Dayspring Care

Dayspring Care is a cloud-based software solution specifically designed for home care businesses. Our solution includes web & mobile app to help your organisation on jobs rostering, scheduling, payroll, invoice, staff & client management. Contact us on hello@dayspringcare.com.au for obligation Free web demo to know more about our offering.

DISCLAIMER: DayspringCare is not affiliated with 3rd party products referred on this article. We recommend that your team perform assessments on these products to find the ones that are right for your organisation.

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