Long-term care facilities exist to properly care for those who cannot care for themselves. Often taking the form of assisted living or nursing homes, long-term care facilities face security challenges that differ from other healthcare related industries. Security systems and procedures aim to protect both residents and caregivers. Below, weve outlined the three biggest security considerations for long-term care facilities. 1. Unobtrusive Visitor Management A home-like atmosphere is a top selling point for many assisted living facilities. That said, the facilitys security technology and processes need to be both effective and covert and should leverage an integrated visitor management system to easily capture visitor information and whereabouts. Best systems have the capability to do the following: Capture a visitors image and creates one-day-pass credentials. Keep a running log of the date and time visitors arrived and exited the facility. Log deliveries. Provide visitor analytics
Securing Senior Living Part #1 Noticeably, the number of senior living facilities around the United States has increased significantly over the past few years. In this 6 part blog series, we will cover the full spectrum of senior living facilities today, starting with the basics and ending with technological advancements available. A number of factors contribute to the increase of the population percentage of seniors like: the Baby Boom, overall population, and life expectancy. The Baby Boom The number of individuals in the United States between the ages of 65 and 84 is expected to increase by 38.8% between 2010 and 2020. According to History, one in five Americans will by older than 65 by the year of 2030. With the rapid increase of seniors in the United States because of the Baby Boom, the assisted living industry is experiencing substantial growth. Senior living facilities are experiencing head on competition with other similar businesses to provide the best service for residents.
In part 2 of this blog series, we discussed why wandering management technology is used with a few simple benefits. But lets dive a little deeper and explore more technical reasons you should be using this technology in your senior living facility. Monitoring systems are a key element of ensuring the care plans for residents who are at risk for wandering is executed to their full capacity by assisting the staff with heightened security and alerts. Easy Monitoring Alert Notifications Wandering management technology can be leveraged to create more effective monitoring techniques through both visual observation and instrumental monitoring. This technology also alerts the senior care personnel to monitor and respond to issues in other parts of the building while making rounds through the facility. Immediate Feedback Instant Communication Wandering management technology also provides immediate feedback to caregivers or other facility if there is an issue or emergency that needs to be addressed.
When it comes to independent living, assisted living, and nursing home facilities, not only are nurse call solutions necessary but so are wandering management systems. If cost is an issue for your company, think about the ways in which the benefits outweigh risks involved with not integrating access control systems with wandering management software. Review the 5 benefits of wandering management systems below and the risks associated with not having them in place. 1. Increase Resident Security If residents try to leave the facility or wander into restricted areas, the nurse staff will be notified via the wandering management system. This increases the level of security for the residents, making the building a safer and more enjoyable place to live. 2. Increase Security of Staff, Family Friends Not only will residents be living in a more secure environment with wandering management systems, but the staff, family, and friends will be put at ease. Whether a nurse is working for a twelve
The Role of Technology Designed For Senior Living Facilities Today - Securing Senior Living Part #2 During part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the reasons the senior living industry is growing exponentially. Now, lets dive into the different technologies associated within each facility. Monitoring the health and location of residents in senior living communities, particularly assisted-living facilities, is a critical responsibility. In most cases, the question is not if, but when a situation may occur that requires immediate response. New technologies, sensors and monitoring devices are playing an ever increasing role in overseeing the well-being and care of residents. Devices have been designed to alert care personnel remotely to potentially dangerous situations such as notable changes in respiration, heart rate, body temperature, and even hydration levels. Major Benefits of Wandering Management Technology Wandering Management Systems are being used in senior living facilities
In the senior care industry, technology has become a key component of overall patient care. However, do you feel like youre struggling to get your arms around your facilities low voltage technology needs? We understand that you have many conflicting priorities where you need to focus your time and resources, such as development, construction and personnel. You likely have many questions about technology...as well as some you didnt think to ask. Thats where an experienced security integration/life safety partner can truly be a lifesaver. An intricate speciality, there are specific requirements based on building, fire and other life safety codes. Sometimes they are understood by the architect, but not in every case. In addition, there are other technical requirements that need to be considered, including having all functions in one place. Adding an additional layer of complexity, development and construction budgets are highly scrutinized and technology always competes with other important