Technology is changing the lives of everyone – from the youngest children chatting on their smartphones and tapping on their laptops to seniors using their iPads to play brain stimulating games and keep in touch with the kids and grandkids. If you are in charge of a senior care community, you can use technology to improve the lives of your residents, keep their minds active and make sure they stay safe and secure within the bounds of your facility.
Senior care communities are using technology in a myriad of ways, and that presents both challenges and opportunities for the men and women who operate the facilities. On the one hand, the wealth of technology makes it easier to keep residents active and engaged. On the other hand, the sheer number of technologies on the market can make choosing the right ones quite a challenge.
One of the biggest factors in deciding which technologies will work best in your senior care community is the nature of the care you provide. An independent living facility may require only minimal technology to keep its residents safe, while a facility specializing in memory care may need an extensive technological solution to prevent residents from becoming disoriented or wandering away.
The needs of the typical assisted living facility will characteristically fall somewhere between those two options. They may need more technology than an independent living facility but less than a facility dedicated to memory care.
The size of the facility is another big factor when deciding how much or how little technology may be needed. A large senior care community with multiple buildings and a staff of hundreds will naturally need a more elaborate technological system than a small one contained within a single building.
It is important to look at not only the current size of your senior care community but your plans for the future as well. If you plan to expand your community in the future, it is better to choose a life safety technology that is easily scalable – rather than try to retrofit an old and antiquated system later on.
No matter what the needs of your senior community, Silversphere ATMOSTM Nurse Call Systems and Emergency Call Systems can keep your residents safe and keep your staff informed of their whereabouts and their needs. With a single device, the staff at your senior care community can monitor the entire facility, get alerts and see the security status of every building.
As the population ages, the need for senior care communities like yours is only expected to grow. By 2050, one in five Americans will be 65 years of age or older. That means a lot of older Americans seeking senior care, and it makes the need for the right senior care technology more important than ever. No matter what the needs of the population you serve, Silversphere Technology can be your partner for the future.
If you would like to speak with someone from Silversphere to discuss your unique emergency call system needs, schedule an appointment today. We are always able and willing to help you find the very best solution for your community.