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Meet Quality Assurance Engineer Ed Otero

Posted by jasonprogers

June 22, 2012 7:19:27 AM EDT

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Topics: Unique Advantage, wireless nurse call system, employee, Emergency Call, made in the usa, Customer Success and Support, Nurse Call, testing, wireless emergency call system, life safety, quality, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Tel-Tron, engineering, Technology, made in america, product, emergency call system, validation

Do You Have a Program Designed to Reduce Fall Risk?

Posted by mgrahamiv

February 14, 2012 12:12:33 PM EST

The risk is real
The awareness related to fall risks over the last few years is staggering. One in five hip fractures results in a death within a year of the incident. One in four seniors that fall and fracture a hip, who used to live independently, spend at least the next year in an assisted living or nursing home environment. It's also a little concerning how little, as an industry, we've done to mitigate the risk. Fall detection is largely a waste, the damage is done, and unless the resident is unconscious automated fall detection devices do little more than let you know the horse is out of the barn.

What can you do?
Fall prevention programs need to be comprehensive and targeted. Do you evaluate the medications your residents are taking and develop specific and targeted prevention programs if their medication puts them at increased risk? If a resident has had a previous fall, do you know the likelihood of them falling again compared to those who have never had a fall? Are you putting technology and processes in place to create an environment which reduces a resident's risk of a repeat incident? Knowing the precursors of a fall is a critical component to prevent it from happening.

For further reading on the risks related to falls and the possible outcomes, often life threatening, visit the CDC's Website on Falls for Older Adults .

If you don't currently employ technology to prevent a fall then contact your sales representative
(sales@tel-tron.com) to talk about what it takes to be successfully implement a fall prevention strategy.

To learn more about the benefits of Tel-Tron's unique fall management technology, click here.

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Topics: Emergency Call, Customer Success and Support, Resident Safety, seniors, Nurse Call, Assisted Living, compliance, Staff Notification, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Mitigation, Cloud Reporting, Tel-Tron, Auditrak, project management, resident, Resident Wellness, Technology, Reporting, emergency call system

Maximize the Potential of Your Emergency Call System

Posted by mgrahamiv

January 12, 2012 10:00:05 AM EST

Are Senior Living Management Teams Out of Touch? The Senior Care Investor www.seniorcareinvestor.com thinks so. In a year where many strong companies in our market grew at an impressive clip, others faltered. During these periods of growth the challenges of bringing on new buildings in different states of disrepair, staff members from different performance cultures, and resident occupancy varying greatly by geographical market have restricted earning potential for even the industry leaders. To steal a quote from the SeniorCare Investor’s most recent publication, “When someone figures out how to profitably run a large chain but maintain a mom and pop feel, then that company will top the return lists every year.” Whether you are the mom and pop provider or you're trying to create that feeling within your community, personal attention to detail and a level of concern for the quality of life and security of your residents is what creates the “I’m home” feeling.

Being there when a resident needs you, responding with the same passion you would to your own family, being able to know when you miss and make it right; these are just the first steps to creating the feeling of home. You’ve got dinner, the air conditioning, the community bus, and putting green to worry about. Let us tell you when to worry about a resident’s security and emergency health needs require your attention. Let us take care of the compliance to your internal policies.

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Topics: Emergency Call, Customer Success and Support, Resident Safety, seniors, Nurse Call, Assisted Living, compliance, Staff Notification, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Mitigation, Cloud Reporting, Tel-Tron, Auditrak, project management, resident, Reporting, emergency call system, In the Cloud

A National Standard for Emergency Call Systems (It's on the way!)

Posted by nrickdawson

January 21, 2011 5:28:35 AM EST

In any Assisted or Independent Living community, the emergency call system is a significant link in the delivery of Life Safety for the residents. When help is needed, the expectation is that the emergency call system will reliably summon that help.

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Topics: Certification, Nurse Call, wireless emergency call system, Assisted Living, compliance, Before You Buy, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Technology, emergency call system

All Senior Living Communities Are The Same!

Posted by teltroncorp

September 21, 2010 10:22:09 AM EDT

Seriously. Take a look at the web sites for the top senior living providers and see if you can spot the differences between them. I've posted a few screen shots from a few just to prove the point. Look at the mission statement graphic. Is there a senior living company in existence that doesn't claim to do ALL of those same things?

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Topics: Unique Advantage, made in the usa, Nurse Call, wireless emergency call system, Assisted Living, Before You Buy, PC, Technology, emergency call system

How Long Should Emergency Call Systems Last?

Posted by teltroncorp

July 12, 2010 8:45:21 AM EDT

Forever. Not really, but that is probably the only answer any buyer wants to hear. These are technically advanced systems, so a multi-decade expectation is probably not realistic anymore. That kind of thinking is a throwback from the days that emergency call systems were nothing more than a light bulb and a switch.

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Topics: made in the usa, Nurse Call, Assisted Living, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Technology, emergency call system

The personal touch

Posted by niteowl23

June 11, 2010 3:50:18 AM EDT

Like everybody else, I am a consumer. I purchase products from many different companies. However, as I think about those companies, I can't say that I have a personal attachment to any of them. I wouldn't think twice about buying my next video game from Target instead of Best Buy. To me, they're all the same. All except one. I am fiercely loyal to Publix, a grocery store chain here in Florida. I could cut my grocery bill by $20 by shopping at Wal-Mart. But what sets Publix apart is CJ and Beth. CJ is the bagger that often bags my groceries. Beth is a clerk that often rings up my order. CJ likes to go bowling on Friday and Saturday nights at the local alley. Beth has a Pomeranian named Felix. They both greet me warmly and I believe they sincerely mean it when they wish me a good evening. I'm not the only one who feels that a personal touch makes for a better customer experience. Here's one of many articles available online about the topic - http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/104972.

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Topics: Nurse Call, life safety, Emergency Call - Life Safety, customer service, emergency call system

Tel-Tron Technologies: Proudly Made in the USA

Posted by mgrahamiv

June 7, 2010 4:23:31 AM EDT

“Made in the USA”

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Topics: wireless nurse call system, made in the usa, Nurse Call, wireless emergency call system, life safety, Emergency Call - Life Safety, made in america, emergency call system

Why 312 MHz Kicks Butt for Senior Living Emergency Call Systems

Posted by buddykrug

June 3, 2010 12:43:56 PM EDT

When it comes to resident life safety, why would you take a chance having your wireless emergency call fail due to radio interference or being blocked by common building materials? Activate a Tel-Tron pendant or wireless pull cord and rest assured, your emergency call will get through, and help is on the way. Unlike many of our competitors who use 2.4 GHz technology, Tel-Tron uses 312 MHz which is absolutely the best technology for penetrating building materials and is essentially free of interference from other transmitters operating at the same frequency.

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Topics: Nurse Call, wireless emergency call system, Before You Buy, Emergency Call - Life Safety, emergency call system

Throw out that PC based system and get in the CLOUD!

Posted by teltroncorp

May 23, 2010 5:09:41 AM EDT

Once upon a time, senior living communities paid someone to be at the front desk 24 hours a day. They did this because the emergency call system consisted of a panel of lights and buzzers mounted on the wall. If a resident needed help, a light would turn on and a buzzer would sound. Someone had to be within earshot of this panel at all times, or calls for help would go unanswered. Once they heard it, though, alerting the care givers that someone needed help was another inefficient and labor intensive task.

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Topics: Emergency Call, Nurse Call, computer, sms, Integration, wireless emergency call system, Assisted Living, Emergency Call - Life Safety, PC, cloud computing, real time data, emergency call system, In the Cloud

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