A recent article in The Guardian showcased how technology is currently benefitting care homes in the UK and featured The Beeches project we installed for the Parkhaven Trust in late 2019!
The excerpt below details our involvement and contains end user testimony as to how our solution has helped so far –
Getting staff on board was essential in Liverpool when acoustic monitoring and circadian lighting systems were installed at Parkhaven Trust’s newest residential complex for people with dementia, the Beeches. The acoustic monitoring system listens to sleeping residents and triggers an alert if the sound level exceeds or falls below an individual’s personalised settings. Lights automatically turn on in the en-suite bathroom when someone gets out of bed, and there are cameras in each bedroom, so staff can easily check on residents via a live feed. “From a service user point of view, we can react much more quickly if anybody needs support,” says Kim Crowe, chief executive of Parkhaven Trust. “Previously we would have undertaken two-hourly checks on everybody. Now we can see people all the time. If they need support, it’s instant.”
The Beeches only opened in November 2019 but the benefits of this technology are already apparent. Residents are sleeping better because they’re not being disturbed by staff coming into their rooms unnecessarily. “A lot of people with dementia have disturbed sleep patterns,” Crowe says. “These changes mean they’re more awake during the day because they’re sleeping better at night. If they’re more awake during the day, they’ll eat more. They’ll interact with other people. They’ll have a better experience all round.”
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