Adding a repeating visit for live in care is the same process as adding repeating visits for any other kind of care: How do I add a repeating visit?
However, the important thing to consider is the length of the visit you are adding and what you would like the system to represent. We recommend adding the shifts in one of two ways:
1. Adding a shift that lasts 24 hours and takes place 7 days a week. You need to consider what is your handover time? If your handover is every Monday at 10am, you would probably want to set the system up to have a visit that starts at 10am each day and lasts 24 hours. If your staff members do a shift for a week, the quickest way to add them is to go to the compact view, load up the lists of visits for that Patient and bulk allocate the shifts to a single staff member. You can see more information on this article about Using the Compact View.
Advantages of this approach: it is quick and easy to add; very simply shows that 24 hours is covered each day for your Patient; allows your staff to check in and out each day; shows what time the handover time is.
Disadvantages of this approach: if you want to accurately record the hours your staff are doing, this would be incorrect - your staff aren't actually paid for working 24 hours each day for 7 days.
2. Adding a number of shifts that cover 24 hours and take place 7 days a week. So, you may add a shift that starts at 7am and lasts 8 hours called day shift, another shift that starts at 3pm and lasts 8 hours called evening shift, and then another that starts at 11pm and lasts 8 hours called night shift. Each shift you add will take place 7 days a week. You would allocate in the same way as above.
Advantages of this approach: It is likely to more accurately record what your staff member is actually doing; you maybe pay them a flat rate for the overnight work, this set up allows you to pay differently across the 24 hour period; you can have a number of staff covering the live-in work across the 24 hour period, which is more likely as the service user becomes more high dependency; shows what time the handover time is.
Disadvantages of this approach: You would need to add 3 shifts instead of 1 so takes a little longer in initial set up; it will show three shifts for your Patient each day - you maybe don't think of it like that; there could be a question about whether you expect a single staff member to check in and out three times a day.