Acoustic Monitoring is a proven technology that’s already implemented by many
health and social care homes in the Netherlands.

 

De Zorggroep Limburg, the Netherlands

De Zorggroep Limburg (DZL) operates 31 nursing homes across the south of the Netherlands, caring for almost 2,500 elderly and mentally challenged patients. DZL’s Venray location used an Acoustic Monitoring system to monitor their 100 residents with intellectual disabilities. They quickly noticed the benefits of Acoustic Monitoring compared to a traditional nurse call system.

"Introducing Acoustic Monitoring has significantly improved the quality of care we can provide during the night while also significantly reducing the overall costs" - Marc Denton, Care Communication Advisor, Venlo

“It wasn’t until I started as an (AM2) operator that I realised what I had missed when making rounds. We are now much better informed about what’s going on than when we were making rounds.” Trudy Zuurhout -  AM2 operator

 

Click here to download the De Zorggroep Limburg case study.


Spencer Court, Woodstock, United Kingdom

Spencer Court, registered for forty-six residents, provides care for older people and those with dementia. Spencer Court installed an Acoustic Monitoring demo system, consisting out of four monitoring units. On the very first day of the trial, the AM system already paid off.

"The new system really works. One of our service users who is at risk of falling was heard getting up on the system and we were able to get to her before she managed to get out of bed and potentially hurt herself." Night carer - AM2 demoset operator

"My thoughts on the Acoustic System were that it seemed to work very well. If it were to be in each of the residents rooms I think it would be very beneficial to the home. It would save having to go into the residents rooms to ring their bells on checks and disturbing them." Night carer - AM2 demoset operator

"I feel that the monitoring system is very helpful. During our night shift we can monitor our residents without going into their room. It also helps us and residents as we go into their rooms for checking which may disturb the residents." Night staff - AM2 demoset operator

"I found the monitoring system to be very affective because we are able to monitor residents without disturbing them. And also if there were any questions over a fall this would be able to be used as evidence for safe guarding and also to reduce falls." Head of care - AM2 demoset operator

"I found this equipment to be beneficial because it saved us going into and waking residents unnecessarily. It has helped reduce our fall risks, it was reassuring to staff to have extra safety equipment in place." Care assistant - AM2 demoset operator

 

Demelza, Kent, United Kingdom

Demelza Kent is a nine bed hospice providing a wide range of services and facilities for children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families. They aim to enable service users to make the most of every moment spent at the hospice. Demelza’s team of Children’s

Palliative Care Nurses and Care Assistants are tasked with balancing the need for constant vigilance and the ability to provide immediate assistance with allowing their service users to live with minimal intrusion.

CLB’s Acoustic Monitoring system, complemented with IP cameras, is now used to facilitate continual, effective and appropriate monitoring of service users. The system alerts staff immediately if there is cause for concern.  

“Being able to set the sound system to detect the slightest sound – i.e. the onset of a seizure activity has proved very effective.” Palliative care assistant

Click here to download the Demelza case study.



WCS, Drovers House, Rugby, United Kingdom

WCS is a not-for-profit care organisation which pursues a policy of innovation and excellence. An acoustic monitoring nurse call system is installed at Drovers House, with a view to roll out across other new and older care homes.

Click here to download the WCS case study.