It’s no secret that the COVID-19 Pandemic brought aged care standards into sharp focus. It became very apparent that we needed new approaches to aged care in general, and many tech innovations in aged care have been accelerated as a result.
In this article, we’ll provide some insights into the most promising new technologies that aim to improve aged care standards.
Over the past few years monitoring solutions and smart sensors have become popular in aged care settings. Providing an advanced level of aged care standards requires accurate information delivered in real-time. In the past, the major drawback of monitoring systems was that it would result in many false alarms, meaning aged care staff were spending a significantly higher amount of time dealing with false alarms over providing much-needed care.
To overcome this, eazense features a smart sensor technology to eliminate the false alarms associated with traditional monitoring systems. eazense is a passive, real-time falls detection and prevention system for those in residential aged care, primary or acute care. It is based on unique radar sensor technology driven by AI.
Speaking of AI, Artificial Intelligence innovations continue to grow in importance for delivering better aged care standards because it is capable of turning data gathered from multiple sources into set actions for caregivers.
AI Solutions such as the TEQ-Home system include a hub that stays in the lounge or kitchen and a number of motion sensors. These sensors are placed in different areas around the home and are designed to observe movement and activity throughout the home. During the initial set up, key routines are programmed into the online portal.
What this means is that this technology can detect changes to everyday routines. For instance, if a patient suddenly changes the number of times they visit the bathroom per day this will be flagged by the AI system, alerting caregivers that the patient may have a potential urinary tract infection before they’re even aware of it.
Similarly, an increase in wandering behaviour may indicate early signs of physical or mental infirmity. Artificial Intelligence innovations like these are designed to enhance aged care standards, without replacing in-person care.
Wearables are becoming more and more popular for monitoring elderly people or at-risk loved ones at home or in assisted living facilities.
Wearable devices such as the TEQ-Secure come with built-in falls detection, location tracking, an SOS button, and more to help loved ones and care providers tailor care strategies to individual needs.
Not only do devices like these cut down on unnecessary in-person contact, but they also help elderly people to live their lives autonomously, as well as reducing the time lost in responding to false alarms by staff.
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If you’re interested in supporting your aged care workers with eazense, we offer an obligation free demo of the system. Simply send us an email and let us know you’re interested in learning more. Someone from the friendly SOFIHUB team will be in contact to outline the next steps.