The security in accommodation establishments for the dependent elderly (nursing homes) is a major concern for families and for the staff of these institutions. Confronted daily to freedom dilemma / resident safety, the caregiver finds forced to reconcile two imperatives at best a priori opposed. A permanent compromise, which can sometimes have serious consequences, dramatic view.
The real challenge for these institutions is to arrive
to maintain a balance by bringing a pleasant and safe living environment
with respect for freedom of rights
individual and personal privacy. The objective is to ensure
freedom to come and go of the elderly, while preserving their security
Today, new technologies can
give a concrete answer to the problems encountered daily
in residential facilities for the elderly.
Fugues, falls, suicides, violence
and Alzheimer diseases require vigilance at all times
Today, nursing homes face
various security issues. Although older people are living there, in principle,
free to move, personal supervisors must exercise constant vigilance to protect residents
many dangers. They face the difficulties of large-aging
are particularly at risk of falls, running away or suicide, which
represent a risk at all times.
Another danger related neurodegenerative diseases
age, such as Alzheimer’s disease, have been increasing steadily and
involve a significant proportion of patients accommodated in these structures.
In France, the disease affects close
one million people and nearly 225 000 new cases are
diagnosed each year.
Memory loss, aggression, flights
and other conflicts are becoming more frequent. To cope with this
problematic institutions establish specialized units and implement
human and material resources which must be consistent with the state of
health of the person admitted.
The latest example, we
learned a few days ago an octogenarian had violently assaulted a
Another resident centenary … knife!
Physical assaults on
personal or between residents require rapid detection and response
This is where news
technologies, particularly adapted for residential use
care for the elderly, can now support teams
caregivers in strengthening security and protection
patients. They incorporate the functions of localization and control while maintaining comfort and mobility
residents, which also reassures families …
A desire to protect … not monitor
The current trend in nursing homes is to take full
load each resident, and sometimes, to overprotect to avoid risks.
And even if the EHPADs QoS is characterized by the presence
Human its professional teams, they need to be supported
in their daily business with solutions to keep as
long as possible the autonomy of residents in institutions.
The establishment of fixed or mobile communication systems giving
possibility caregivers to get directly in contact with the resident
seeking aid must allow responsiveness. In case of alert,
the information feedback in real time gives the opportunity to act quickly
with appropriate and effective responses at any time.
This is the same for
fugues and other wanderings, numerous and sometimes tragic, within the units
specialized in retirement homes. Faced with this complicated context of monitoring
elderly patients or patients with neurodegenerative diseases who are real
risks in case of unexpected exits of establishments, they must
adapt and develop effective solutions.
Wireless and medallions
other connected watches worn by residents can alert teams
when a resident leaves the authorized perimeter and began experiencing
safe outside the residence. These solutions represent today
an essential support, because it is not
eligible, a patient at risk, as the fugue is discovered after
several hours, while the patient may have already undergone or caused
damage. If these
People are not found quickly, the risk may even
sometimes becoming fatal.
These application systems and business solutions
Appeals can reduce organizational problems while improving resource management
and missions. They also perfected the communication process
Internal setting for the sole purpose of enhancing the comfort and
safety of our elders. For alerts when time is running out and
every minute saved is paramount …