Why assisted living technology is important for patients in the Transition Care Programme

The transition care programme provides much-needed support to people who have recently been discharged from the hospital.

Helping people get back into their routines at home is important because most people want to live as independently as possible.

The risk of post-hospital discharge adverse events is very real and needs to be taken into account when developing a patient care plan for those in the transition care programme.

In this article, we’ll explore how assisted living technology can assist and support patients in the transition care programme.

What is assisted living technology?

You’ve likely already heard of telehealth (remote monitoring) but assisted living technology also includes telecare.

Examples of telecare products include; digital alarms, sensors and reminders which have been developed to assist with health and other social care services in a patient’s home.

Why is this technology important for transition care?

Assisted living technologies, alongside support from the carer and self-management by the patient, are important for transition care because it allows the carer to monitor, treat, and even prevent adverse events such as falls from occurring.

These technologies are not designed to completely replace in-person care, however, they can help to relieve the pressure on the healthcare services associated with transition care.

How does assisted living technology help with transition care?

Assisted living technologies such as the falls detection monitoring system by SOFIHUB, assist transition care providers in a number of different ways.

Most importantly, they improve the response times for critical accidents. If a patient has a fall while their transition carer is absent, the care provider will be notified and will be able to respond promptly.

Unlike other similar monitoring systems, our falls detection sensor uses cutting-edge AI radar technology, which dramatically reduces the number of false alarms that is so often associated with other falls detection technologies.

Furthermore, our falls detection sensor logs all data gathered for compliance. Analysis of this data can help care providers in transition care to limit the risk of any future falls and lower the risk of readmission to hospital.

High risk areas such as bathrooms are also covered by our falls detection sensor, with powerful radar technology capable of penetrating the walls of an ensuite.

Mounted in the upper corner of a room, our falls detection sensor provides passive detection, meaning that patients in transition care no longer need to use a wearable device. This also means it is free from trip hazards such as the cables on traditional monitoring devices such as sensor mats.

This assisted living technology provides a complete solution for transition care patients and can help to ease staff workload while also increasing staff engagement.

Enhance transition care with a complete safety ecosystem

If you’d like to provide superior care to your patients in transition care, make the switch to our falls detection sensor today. This system is a superior choice compared with traditional falls monitoring systems. It will allow you to monitor your patients in transition care more effectively, while minimising the risk of hospital readmission due to an adverse event.

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