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

Elderly care

Before moving into a care home, many elderly residents lived independent lives. Privacy and dignity are still very important to them. At the same time, elderly residents do require 24/7 care on standby with fast 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.

Elderly homes

Because Acoustic Monitoring reduces, and can sometimes eliminate, the need for making rounds at night, elderly 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 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 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 end-to-end solution.