is resident safety a common concern for your senior care campus?
Whether residents encounter a minor nuisance or a serious
event, it is difficult for staff to predict when and where help is needed. When
residents are in distress, standard pull cords are not always within reach, and
depending on circumstances it can take hours until a staff member checks in.
Time can have a serious impact in many situations, and knowing the moment a
resident needs help, could potentially save a life. RTLS In Motion uses a
discrete and ergonomic nurse call pendant that is designed to be worn by
residents at all times (around the neck, on the wrist, on the belt, etc). Our
nurse call system has Real-Time Location technology, making it easy for staff
to view the location of residents, equipment, and other staff members, on an
easy to read map of your facility. Staff will receive an alert the moment a
resident requests assistance, along with their location.
Since RTLS In Motion can be worn to bed, in the shower, out
to dinner, or while participating in activities, it is an excellent emergency call
device that is always within reach. If a resident encounters a problem, a
simple push of the button on their personal pendant will attract the attention
of staff. Residents no longer need to struggle to find and reach a scarcely
populated pullcord. With our mobile friendly software, staff will receive
instant alerts while on the go, giving them the advantage of knowing who needs
help and where to find them. This allows staff to be more productive while
increasing safety since they can perform regular tasks away from nurse
stations, but without missing any alerts.
With location history tracking, RTLS In Motion can also help
staff control infections. It uses location history to help staff determine
where an infection might have begun, who was in contact with the infected area,
and what pieces of equipment were in proximity. With the ability to track and
control infections, RTLS In Motion allows staff to better protect residents.
Whether your senior care facility is caring for independent
living residents in excellent health, or residents with a varying degree of
Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, our Real-Time Location System can assist with the
control – and possibly help trained healthcare professionals identify/confirm
early signs – of cognitive degeneration, or depression behaviour. Momentum Healthware strategically places
wireless pendant sensors in restricted areas, and will set up customizable and
invisible boundaries to notify staff should a resident wander into another
resident’s room, staff room, mechanical room, etc., which keeps residents safe,
and out of trouble. In contrast, our software can send staff alerts if a
resident has not moved from their bathroom in 5 hours, or their room in 20
hours (customizable to any length of time), and suggests that someone should
check in to ensure the wellbeing of the resident. Our location history tracker
logs each resident’s movement into different areas, which trained healthcare
professionals could use to identify trends, indicating a medical issue. If
monitored on a short-term basis, frequent bathroom visits could suggest to a
trained healthcare professional that a resident may have a bladder infection
and should be examined. Over a long period of time (6-12 months), a trained
healthcare professional might pick up on trends suggesting depression,
cognitive degeneration, or a physical impairment, such as a resident is
increasing the amount of time spent in their room, is not participating in
activities, is skipping meals, or if there is an increase in the number of
restricted area alerts.
RTLS In Motion as a wireless nurse call system, paired with
the location history and automatic logging, provides senior care facilities
with enhanced insights into their operations, and increases resident safety,
Please contact us for more information!