Advanced technology for those advanced in years.

Ascom solutions for elderly care

The Ascom approach to elderly care solutions is straightforward: technology should be unobtrusive. It should enhance residents’ dignity and peace of mind. That’s why our solutions focus on communication between residents and  their mobile carers. This reassures residents - and saves time for staff. Carers don’t need to repeatedly walk to residents, nurse stations or fixed phones - they can assess a call’s priority while on the go and, if unavailable to respond, direct calls to colleagues.

The same approach applies to our wanderer control solution: discreet, stylish pendants and watch-like wristbands automatically send residents’ positions to carers. The solution automatically locks doors and windows when it senses an at-risk resident is approaching. 

 

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46.8 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015. This figure is estimated to reach 131.5 million by 2050.1

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Number of people over 60 years set to double by 2050.2

References:
1.  Prince, M., Wimo, A., Guerchet, M., Ali, G., Wu, Y., Prina, M. (2015) World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact Of Dementia [online] London: Alzheimer’s Disease International. Available from  http://www.alz.co.uk/research/WorldAlzheimerReport2015.pdf
2.  World Health Organization (2016) Ageing and health [online] available from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs404/en/


Wesley Mission Brisbane Case Study

Wesley Mission Brisbane has deployed Ascom's Nurse call platform with integrated DECT mobility, life critical messaging and alarm management solution across six of its facilities in Queensland, Australia.

Improving care for dementia residents
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A helping hand: Practical ways to enhance the safety, dignity and quality of life of dementia residents in long-term care facilities

Facilities that care for people with dementia face numerous serious challenges...

Solutions

  • Ascom One-to-One Communication >

    Ascom One-to-One Communication >

    Perhaps the greatest benefit to residents of an Ascom wireless solution is reassurance. They know their requests for help will always be received and acted upon by the right people at any time of the day - day in, day out.
  • Ascom  Talk-to-Residents>

    Ascom Talk-to-Residents>

    With a wireless telephone, the nurse can speak directly to the resident and immediately assess his or her needs – without taking a step. This saves time, reducing the nurse’s workload and allows more time with patients.
  • Ascom Wanderer Control >

    Ascom Wanderer Control >

    Facilities that care for residents with dementia face tough challenges. One of the most pressing is how to provide the safest, most secure environment possible, while simultaneously promoting each individual’s dignity and quality of life. An Ascom Wanderer Control solution can go a long way towards achieving this key objective.