It makes no sense for senior housing operators and front-line caregivers simply to wait on the sidelines until something goes wrong. Heart attacks, strokes and a host of other potential negative health events can be anticipated and even prevented with the judicious use of technology, especially remote monitoring.
By Eric Humes, CEO, Keystone IT
Over recent years, many healthcare and senior living communities have begun to use remote patient monitoring, and it’s no wonder. Remote patient monitoring can help improve resident health and wellness, increase efficiency of care, lower costs, prevent readmissions, prevent injury, and improve resident satisfaction, to name a few of the benefits.
Having spent decades caring for others, it is hardly surprising to discover that in their later years, older adults want to care for themselves. While age may put some limitations on one’s activities, seniors still expect autonomy, independence, the ability to manage and govern their own daily tasks.
One question we’re commonly asked is, “Is remote monitoring and passive monitoring the same thing?” Like the terminology of any rapidly advancing technology, the nomenclature of senior living tech can be slightly mystifying to those exploring it for the first time. Yet, with just a little learning, the fog clears and the terms make more sense.
An enduring fact of memory care is that person-to-person care from compassionate, knowledgeable staff is key. But nearly every other aspect of memory care operations and therapy can be enhanced with technology.
The American healthcare landscape is changing fast, and healthcare data solutions are rapidly becoming both an opportunity and a necessity for the senior living space.
Every day, senior care directors are expected to make more out of less. They are expected to improve care, even while resources are dwindling. But healthcare data can change all that. By using artificial intelligence solutions such as vital sign and fall prevention monitoring, data can be collected and shared on a larger scale than ever before and improvement can be taken to new heights.
The future of senior resident safety & well being lies in technology that not only detects health emergencies, but prevents them from occurring. Learn about the various remote monitoring technologies that can improve resident safety and well being, as well as how to choose the best solutions for your senior living organizations.
Senior care communities know that one of the biggest threats to senior independence or the opportunity to age in place is falling. For older adults over the age of 65, falls can lead to negative health and emotional outcomes. According to the CDC, falls in older adults can lead to fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or a fear of falling again that leads to decreased mobility and range of motion.