Keeping vulnerable people safer in care homes.
The business challenge
With an increase in demand for assisted living solutions that enable vulnerable persons to live safely and as independently as possible, RFID technology can play a vital role for care providers. By integrating a cost-effective RFID solution you can maintain a safe environment whilst promoting independence for your patients and residents, meaning that many of the current challenges faced in the care industry may be alleviated or minimised.
“Cyphertag® “hands-free” identification tags and readers provide life-saving services in care homes and healthcare facilities.”
Our RFID solution
Our solution enables care homes and hospitals to use RFID technology to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage with people and things to deliver the best possible patient care while reducing costs.
In recent years, RFID technology usage and benefits have been explored in the healthcare sector, and we have experienced rapid growth of the use of our RFID cutting edge technology in this sector over the past 12 months.
RFID can capture data automatically without human intervention helping healthcare providers improve efficiency and patient safety in many ways including wanderer control:
- Accurately tracking and monitoring patients from new-borns to those who suffer from
- Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Reduce misidentification of patients for medical interventions
- Improve hand hygiene tracking practices and compliance, potentially preventing hospital-acquired infections
- Record and track individuals' belongings
- Manage individuals' daily lives by reminding them of their daily schedules
How does it work?
Applying our real-time wanderer control system allows vulnerable people free movement within a defined safe area, simply by wearing a special RFID wrist tag.
For example, if a wandering resident attempts to leaves through a door, the system will alert staff and any movement beyond the controlled area will trigger an alarm or lock an exit door.
Being aware of the exact location of each of the residents allows the system to lock exits in such a way as to discretely prevent the resident from leaving protected areas, whilst enabling carers, visitors and other residents can continue to move freely through the protected doorway.
Our wrist tags and readers have been deployed within several Spanish care homes to monitor and control the movements of vulnerable patients suffering from Alzheimer's and/or dementia. The readers can be set to raise an alarm should a patient tag be detected in isolation. Alternatively, the relay can be used to activate the door lock so the individual cannot wander outside the safe area alone. If a “carers” tag is detected simultaneously with a patient tag the alarm is suppressed. The same solution has been applied in the UK in facilities caring for autistic children.
RFID has the potential to save organisations time and money by providing real-time traceability, identification, communication, temperature, and location data for people and resources. It helps maintain a safe environment for vulnerable patients, at the same time reduces pressure on busy staff and promoting independence for patients.