Assisted living technology should be at the forefront of your mind when choosing a place for your elderly loved one to live.
The elderly population is growing rapidly worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people aged 60 years or older is expected to increase from 962 million in 2015 to 2.1 billion by 2050. This means that the demand for assisted living facilities will also rise. And higher demand means higher expectations.
Along with that increased demand comes the need for more and better technology. Assisted living communities are responsible for keeping their residents safe and properly cared for. Having the best technology helps assist the staff in making sure this happens.
But what kind of technology should be considered essential for assisted living communities?
Assisted Living Technology
Technology has become part of our everyday lives. Therefore, it is vital that we have reliable technology when caring for older people.
Technologies help ensure safety and security while also improving the quality of life for the elderly.
- Motion Sensors: These alert staff that the resident is up and moving around and helps ensure that they are safe.
- Moisture Pads: We use moisture pads to help residents with urinary incontinence. They are placed underneath the resident and will send an alert to the staff when the sensors moisture. This sensor reduces staff from having to disturb the resident many times a day.
- Pull Cords: We place pull cords in the bathrooms and bedrooms so if a resident needs help, they can immediately alert the staff. Having these in place reduces the risk of residents falling while unattended.
- Call Pendants: These are wearable devices equipped with GPS technology so we can locate the resident within any building.
- Pressure Pads: We place pressure pads on chairs and wheelchair seats to alert staff when a resident has fallen. This technology allows staff to respond to fall incidents by providing immediate care quickly. It also reduces the chance of injury to the residents.
- Overhead Audio System: We use an audio system to help memory care residents recognize morning and evening by using sounds such as birdsong and cricket chirp.
- Software Tracking System: This system monitors and tracks staff response times to ensure the quality of care for residents. This way, family members can stay informed and ensure their loved one receives the best possible care.
Our assisted living technology is in place for our residents’ health, safety, and well-being.
Although residents in our assisted living communities have different needs, you can rest assured that your loved one will have the best care and safest environment.