RESIDENCE FOR ELDERLY
- Reconcile dignity, security and well-being for our seniors;
- Allow residents independence and autonomy;
- Facilitate communication between staff and residents.
Homes and other facilities for seniors are experiencing a great transformation: The increase in the number of seniors in Quebec, but also across Canada, is causing a lot of problems. The increase in the number of people with Alzheimer’s does not help to solve that. A near-missed tragedy demonstrates that the call system between nurses at Wales Home is inadequate, offering only fixed stop positions within the facility and no coverage in the park.
With the new solution, residents can now seek help anytime, anywhere, encouraging them to participate in activities and enjoy outdoor facilities. The solution also allows the Wales Home to protect residents in long-term care units that may attempt to flee while giving them access to the Alzheimer’s Garden.
Prival, in partnership with Meru Networks (Fortinet) and Aeroscout (Stanley Healthcare), has developed a snowballing geolocation solution in Quebec: the Wales Home, whose case study is presented below, has, since the installation of this RFID solution, been awarded several times in Quebec, Canada and in the United States. MERU NETWORKS (Fortinet) Meru’s solution (Fortinet) optimizes the network by delivering the performance, reliability and simplicity of a wired network while retaining the benefits of mobility. Prival, therefore, had to evaluate the optimal location of the access points to cover the entire space. AEROSCOUT (Stanley Healthcare) The AeroScout geolocation solution allows knowing the location of a resident in real-time thus allowing to take action quickly in case of an emergency. It also allows residents to alert staff when necessary. The AeroScout solution is known for its reliability giving peace of mind to both residents and staff.
One of the beauties of the system is how well it supports our mission!» «We want to keep people as independent and autonomous as long as possible. We have residents who really enjoy activities off the floor, who want to enjoy the outdoors. Just because they are in a wheelchair or have to use mobility aids, they should not limit their lifestyle. So staff will take them outside, and instead of saying ” We’ll be back in 20 minutes”, staff now say ” When you’re ready to come in, just let us know.» Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director of Wales Home
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