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

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.

Learning

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 learning disabilities 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.