Acoustic Monitoring is particularly suitable as an assistive technology in homes that specialise in looking after care-dependent residents.

Suitable for any care-focused sector

Because Acoustic Monitoring significantly reduces, and can oftentimes eliminate, the need for making rounds at night, care home residents can be left to sleep peacefully while staff remain informed about potential problems. With lower ongoing workload staff on standby can deliver a higher quality of care when needed.
In addition to night staff having the ability to care more considerately, day staff also benefit from the considerably improved wellbeing and behaviour shown by residents who have had a better, uninterrupted night’s sleep. 
 
Acoustic Monitoring can be integrated with a range of technologies such as motion sensors, epilepsy mats and door sensors to provide a complete and tailored end-to-end solution.
These benefits mean Acoustic Monitoring can be regarded as an assistive technology for care institutions in various domains:

Elderly care

 

Before moving into a care home, many elderly residents lived independent lives. Privacy and dignity remain very important to them. At the same time, elderly residents often do require 24/7 care on standby with swift response when needed. This puts care providers in a difficult position, as they aim to provide the best quality of care without compromising their residents’ privacy. Courtesy procedures do not fully address these issues as making rounds during the night is disruptive, regardless of how they are done.

Dementia care

 

Dementia care organisations have very specific challenges and are required to do much more than simply carry out a series of practical tasks. They are expected to offer a safe and secure environment that maximises a person’s independence while still respecting their privacy. Acoustic Monitoring helps make this possible.

Learning disabilities care

 

Care home residents with learning and/or intellectual disabilities can easily become distracted and distressed. They need to have care on standby 24/7, with fast response as necessary. This can place care providers in a difficult position as they strive to provide the best quality of care without overly disturbing their residents. Traditional nurse call systems are often not suitable for these kind of patients, who find it difficult to understand their function or are unable to use the call buttons when in need of assistance. Acoustic Monitoring is a solution which addresses these issues.

Complex needs care

 

Care home residents with complex needs, such as autism, present the organisations who look after them with a vast array of challenges. Ensuring a high level of care, especially at night, that meets every different individual’s requirements can be very demanding on resources. Care homes for people with complex needs often invest in a range of different assistive technologies, which can add up to a high cost while still not fully meeting all the requirements. Night care can be a particularly challenging environment, as traditional nurse call systems are often not suitable for residents who find it difficult to understand their function, or are unable to use the call buttons when in need of assistance. Acoustic Monitoring is a solution which addresses these issues.

Mental health care

 

Mental health care providers are faced with many different and unique challenges from residents who require 24 hour support and may be in high-security units. While these residents generally require a higher level of monitoring, it is still very important to respect their privacy and help them feel as independent as possible. Night care can be a particularly challenging environment as such patients present a higher level of risk, so every incident requires immediate reaction. Acoustic Monitoring can solve many of these issues.

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