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

Complex needs care

Care home residents with complex needs 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.

Nursing homes

Because Acoustic Monitoring reduces, and can sometimes 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 and more consistent centralised positioning, staff on standby are better placed to quickly deliver a higher quality of care when needed.

These benefits mean Acoustic Monitoring can be regarded as an assistive technology both for residents with complex needs and for their care providers. 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 patients 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 end-to-end solution.