The first pillar—mobile communications—is enabled by the Ascom Myco smartphones. Purpose-built for demanding environments such as long-term care, the Ascom Myco smartphone keeps mobile staff members in the know.
They receive calls, messages, alerts, service requests and information direct to their device, and can communicate and coordinate with colleagues while on the go.
The second pillar—wander management—incorporates resident-worn pendants, sensors and low-frequency beacons. At-risk residents are free to roam the facility and its gardens, but their pendants automatically send alerts to designated carers should they attempt to exit through selected doors, windows, etc. The Ascom solution also supports proactive monitoring. For example, an alert will be automatically sent should a resident repeatedly leave the bed or remain longer than usual in the lavatory. Moreover, the solution lets caregivers locate pendant-wearing residents with room-level accuracy—a critical benefit when responding to emergency alerts.
The third pillar—Ascom teleCARE IP nurse call—ensures alerts and requests from residents are distributed to designated staff members and their Ascom Myco smartphones. Residents and their families are reassured that alerts and requests are transmitted directly to caregivers. And staff members benefit from smooth mobile workflows.