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.
46.8 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015. This figure is estimated to reach 131.5 million by 2050.1
Number of people over 60 years set to double by 2050.2
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 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.