How Assisted Living Facilities Can Be Proactive Using Today’s New Technology
Date: 01/3/19 1:41 PM

How Assisted Living Facilities Can Be Proactive Using Today’s New Technology

If your loved ones reside in assisted living facilities, you want to make sure they are taken care of and have a high quality of living—right? So how can assisted living facilities change from reactive care to proactive care?

This is where new technology comes to the forefront. Embracing “smart” technology within the assisted living facility space will proactively connect loved ones to their care teams and life-saving processes. These tools are a must-have to improve the level of senior care. Having a clear understanding of each patient’s benchmark Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is just the start.

So how about going above and beyond the notion of benchmarking residents’ ADLs? How about becoming one of the first to shift your quality of care exponentially? How about providing truly enhanced, proactive elderly care in the face of the notion of the caregiving cliff? Coined by AARP, the “caregiving cliff” refers to the rapid growth of the senior community in relation to the decline of able-bodied caregiver. The bottom line is: Seniors far outnumber their caretakers now, and this will continue at an alarming pace over the years to come.

Using smart and integrated technology to optimize senior caregiving not only makes life easier for the care teams of assisted living facilities, but it also makes life safer and much more enjoyable for residents. Improving the human aspect of care given and received is a win-win. It is clear that a proactive approach to senior care is the future of service for assisted living facilities.

How can assisted living facilities curtail the caregiving cliff?

Investing in technology—such as wearables, portables, and emergency responders—is key. But, this can be complicated because there are so many devices on the market today with new ones launching all of the time. So let’s focus on an ADL kit that allows your facility to:

  • Create a baseline of daily activity of all residents (sleep schedules, shower frequency, etc.)
  • Allow for proactive patient care in terms of changes in daily activities, hygiene, etc.
  • Receive alerts on both urgent and emergency incidents (i.e. started shower, but the water is still running after 20-30 minutes)
  • Enable family to better understand the daily life of the resident
  • Enhance the level of human patient care through increased caregiver productivity
  • Improve human “touch” during resident interactions

All of this data allows assisted living facilities to make better and more informed decisions on resident care.

How does an assisted living facility include this value-add service and become the differentiator in the marketplace?

If you’re an assisted living facility looking to enhance the independence, longevity, and well-being of your residents, using various smart devices isn’t enough to give you the proactive approach to care you need. The integrated service from Remote Home Check takes smart device use to the next level. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a demo.

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