Nursing Home & Dementia Care
TASK provides Nurse Call Systems and Dementia Monitors for residents and patients in nursing homes, hospitals and other facilities such as specialised dementia units. In addition to the specialist advice you will receive in helping to choose an appropriate unit for your establishment, we provide installation, technical support and maintenance.
Nurse Call Systems
These wireless systems are an effective means for patients in care facilities to call for assistance, which can give a greater feeling of security and minimise risk for patients and care providers alike. A system can consist of a combination of wall transmitters for the patient’s room, wristband or pendant, pull cord or push button.
When a patient presses the emergency call button, an alert is automatically sent to the main nurse call base unit. It can display the patient's name, and the location of the alert, for instance by room or bed number. Some systems provide an additional function which allow a nurse to call for additional medical help by pressing a button on the personnel tag.
Dementia (Wandering Person) Monitors
Dementia Monitors are designed to alert staff when patients leave a protected care environment. We provide systems which are designed and built to work alone, or which can be integrated with existing Nurse Call systems. The wireless technology means minimum disruption to staff and patients on installation.
The early alert these systems provide minimises risk for both patient and care provider, and can help foster an environment of independence and self-sufficiency. The systems can reduce expense through lessening the need for additional supervision and care. Much of the stress experienced by staff responsible for the minute to minute supervision of patients for whom wandering may be a problem can be eliminated. Night shift with dementia patients can be made easier and the effect on staff morale can be considerable allowing more time to be given to caring. Dementia monitoring systems can contribute to an overall more relaxed and informal care environment and improved quality of life for patients.
Dementia Monitors (non-wearable)
Dementia Monitors can consist of passive movement detectors and/or pressure sensors. No device needs to be worn by the patient when these are used. The hours during which each device will be active is programmable, as is how long to wait before sending an alert. In this way staff will be notified only when appropriate. For instance, an alert can be sent when a resident moves outside his or her room between 9pm and 7am, and will only be triggered if he or she stays out for more than fifteen minutes. When triggered, a message is sent to the base unit or integrated nurse call system or can be passed on to a staff member's pager or mobile.
Dementia Monitors (wearable)
In addition or as an alternative to non-wearable dementia monitors, a patient can wear a pendant or wristband, which automatically sends location information at preset times in specific areas. These systems function through the use of discreet sensors placed at the end of each corridor. As soon as a patient comes within a certain distance during the pre-specified times, a message is sent to the base unit or integrated nurse call system. The display can indicate the patient's identity and location and can pass the alarm to a paging system or mobile phone.
TASK can help determine which system would be suitable for your particular circumstances. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. or to request further information.