Rest Home Supported Care.
For supported Residents living with Care at hand, the daily routines revolve around communal mealtimes and connection with other supported residents. Staff provide a duty of care with knockup calls in the morning and domestic assistance. The resident can call for assistance via push button or pendant but for 90% of the day and night, the resident can lead a self contained life.
The resident is in supported care to enable a prompt reaction from staff. This would be a response to potential mishaps such as falls, night excursions, bed occupancy.
Currently the trigger for help has to be actioned by the resident.
Bell pushes, floor mats have traditionally been a means of assistance but are seen to be only 50% effective. Mats move, can trip the resident at night. Bell push may be on the wall in the main room but often forgotten or effectively out of each. The same applies to attached devices to potentially detect a fall.
Charging and wearing are not rigidly observed. Pendants are not popular and not always worn or charged
The MimoCare Protective Umbrella is an overarching 24/7 monitor for problems.
Frailty is not something that happens suddenly.
It is one of the 10 stages of ageing starting with a drop in activity levels, failures to get out of bed as usual.
All this potentially leading to a serious fall. The morning knockup routines to check if residents Ok can be a thing of the past. Know about a fall when it happens not at 8’oclock next morning when it might be too late.
The same Mimocare technology can now detect reducing activity levels and warn physiotherapists and others that remedial exercising is needed to minimise the possibility of a fall.
We call it Predictive care. One fall is a precursor to more and ultimately hospitalisation. Predictive Care can put the wheels in motion early to get activity levels up
Predictive care can also log and comment on increasing bathroom visits. Early awareness of this means painful and lengthy hospitalisation is avoided as can the enormous cost of bed provision and treatment facilites in hospital