CLB Acoustic Monitoring


Restful Homes Group

The Brief

Restful Homes Group is a family-owned and run care home group that has been operating the highest quality of care homes for the past 30 years.

They are committed to providing industry-leading environments for the care of older people especially those living with Dementia.

Adaptive IT were tasked with installing the CLB Acoustic Monitoring system at their new purpose-built luxury care home in Shirley, Solihull.

This will provide individualised care for residents from the area.

The Challenge

Provision needed to be made for all of the 86 resident bedrooms – Dementia sufferers needed to be able to call for assistance at night time without using traditional Nurse Call methods.

Adaptive IT's Solution

CLB ACOUSTIC MONITORING:

A single CLB Acoustic Monitoring Module was installed into each resident bedroom – this monitors sound in a room and when a concerning noise is heard an alert is sent to a central station.

This means that the need for checks is reduced, disturbance is kept to a minimum, care is only given when needed and events that may ordinarily not have been uncovered are addressed and dealt with in a timely fashion.

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS –

For Residents –  Less disturbance at night means better sleep quality which delivers tangible wellbeing benefits – such as,

– Less susceptible to falls

– More active in the daytime

– Less stress and anxiety

– Less reliance on medications

– By being better rested residents are more likely to be able to eat so weight loss issues can be addressed

– Privacy protected & Dignity improved by less in-room interventions – this especially helps new residents that are adjusting to a new environment

– Aggression detected so abuse is prevented.

The system also delivers –

– Preventative Care – As staff are alerted as soon as a resident is about to get out of bed they can proactively provide assistance which significantly reduces the number of fall incidents.

For Staff –

– Care staff are much better informed as to what care is required for each resident during the night

– Improved response times to events can lead to improved outcomes – Medical events such as choking and cardiac arrest have been able to be identified

– Care decisions made by care staff – once Acoustic Alert is generated, staff can use, 2-way communication, Live Audio, Recording of what generated alert or Live IP Video feed to make a decision.

– Less in-room checks mean staff can concentrate on delivering care only when needed

– By working more efficiently and performing fewer in-room checks staff are more engaged and have more time for other duties

– Staff safeguarded as events with accusatory or aggressive residents are picked up by the system

– Fewer hospital admissions

– Reduction in challenging behaviours from residents as they are more rested.

Operational –

– Peace of Mind with 24/7/365 support

– Integration with IP Cameras and other 3rd party interfaces

– Improved efficiency of working so drives ROI

– Proven record of success over many years

– Person-centred approach leads to a better level of care

– Transparency of night care – valuable data of alarms and how they are dealt with help keep track of what happens during the night.

– Better Customer Proposition – Improved resident well-being, more effective deployment of care and a better-informed organisation are strong parameters to improve the end-user decision.

– Centralised Care Model – Gives an enterprise-level solution to larger organisations with thousands of care beds being monitored by a central hub. This is the prevalent approach in Holland.

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The completion of this project brings the sixth Restful Homes site on stream with CLB Acoustic Monitoring! This shows the commitment from Restful Homes Group to investing in cutting edge innovation and technology in an effort to improve care quality.

Jonathan White

Commercial Director, Adaptive IT Solutions

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