CLB Acoustic Monitoring

& Intelligent Nurse Call


The Brief

Baycroft create luxury care homes and senior villages in beautiful surroundings designed to cater for the varying and individual needs of all their residents. They strive to offer the highest levels of care, service and flexibility and all their staff believe firmly in treating people who choose to live in their homes as individuals – supporting them in getting what they want out of life.

Baycroft was created by One Housing – one of the UK’s largest housing associations. They have over 50 years of experience and manage 15000 homes in the South East region.

Adaptive IT were tasked with retrofitting the CLB Acoustic Monitoring and intelligent Nurse Call solution for their Carpenders Park scheme in Hertfordshire. This also included coverage for wireless pendants for residents.

The Challenge

Provision needed to be made for all of the 77 resident bedrooms including en-suites, Communal Areas, Assisted Bathrooms & WC’s.

Adaptive IT's Solution

Traditional Nurse Call is usually reliant on interaction from the service user either pulling a pull cord or pressing a call bell for assistance. Many residents do not have the cognitive or physical ability to do this so they become more reliant on periodic checks or “reactive” technologies such as pressure sensors to know when intervention is required.

Pressure sensors only tell you when something has happened and this may be already too late in the case of a fall while periodic checks can unnecessarily disturb residents and have a detrimental effect on their health and well-being.

With CLB Acoustic Monitoring a sensor monitor sounds levels in a room and when a concerning noise is heard an alert is sent to a central station to be assessed by care staff and a suitable course of action is taken.

This means that the need for checks is reduced, disturbances are 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.


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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Nurse Call alerts generated by the system we distributed discretely via App to mobile handsets carried by staff. This enables staff to efficiently answer calls on the move and residents are not disturbed by loud audible call bells, especially at night.

CLB wireless receivers were installed throughout the premises to enable connection to wireless pendants for residents to call for assistance if necessary.

We are proud to deliver our 5th Baycroft project despite all of the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic to help create a truly impressive new build. This is certainly a great achievement by all involved.

Jonathan White

Commercial Director, Adaptive IT Solutions

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