Living Monitoring Solutions
Sister Ketty gets a message on her phone that Mr. Bolag requires
assistance in the Cafeteria. The call is automatically closed
when she arrives at Mr. Bolag's location.
Mr. Wilson, a
resident with Alzheimer's, has wandered into a room that is not
his, a page is sent to a caregiver providing detailed
information of the location and identity of the wanderer.
Later that night at 1am Mr. Bolag leaves his bed. A courtesy
light is turned on and an icon flashes on an electronic map at
the staff base indicating that the resident in that room has
woken. Ten minutes later, when
Mr. Bolag fails to return to his bed, a page is sent to the
attendant on call. The attendant calls Mr. Bolag's room and all
a resident to the PT room, the door automatically unlocks and
opens when the staff member approaches to within 2 meters of the
activities including; time staff members spend with residents
and the time that residents stay at specific areas, are recorded
ALCAMS is a
comprehensive Building Automation system for Assisted Living
ALCAMS integrates the following features using VT's central Alarm,
Tracking and Control system called EIRIS:
Wireless Resident Call
Staff Emergency Call
Service Audit and
Time and Attendance
Wireless Resident Call:
Residents feel safe and live with confidence
knowing that no matter where they are in the facility, they can call for
assistance using their wireless ALCAMS tag.
Wireless or Wired Call Buttons:
When a resident presses the button on his/her
wrist or pendant tag, a message containing the identity and location of the
caller is sent to designate staff members via Page or SMS. In addition, the
call information appears on a staff base screen graphically showing the call
details and location of the resident on an electronic map. Room and
directional lights may also be turned on.
The call remains open until a staff member arrives at the location of a
call. The Paging module of ALCAMS will periodically repeat the page messages
until the call is closed. If needed, a nurse-present light may be
illuminated above the room door while a nurse is present in the room.
If the call is not closed within
a prescribed time and a call message may be sent to alternative staff.
Wireless Resident Room Monitor:
With a single display at a staff
base, night attendants have a comprehensive view of events that occur inside
residents' rooms within the facility. Without the need for invasive CCTV
cameras or without needing to make disturbing and costly visits to each
room, the attendant knows when:
Resident sits up in bed
Resident exits bed
Resident enters the lavatory
Resident fails to return to bed
The unit door opens
The bathroom floor floods
Smoke is detected
Propane gas is detected
sensors are all battery operated and wireless. This means that you
need to install only the necessary sensors in rooms that require
No more need for keeping dementia patients locked in a closed area
of your facility. They may now roam freely and their location is
continuously monitored using ALCAMS tracking. If the resident
wanders near a forbidden area, a message is sent to an attendant and
doors may be locked until a staff member arrives.
Caregivers may walk wandering residents through exits without
raising an alarm using ALCAMS sophisticated Escort feature.
Staff Emergency Call:
With ALCAMS, staff badges
also come with a push button that may be used to activate a Code
Blue alert. Should a care giver encounter a resident that requires
emergency medical attention, a press on her tag will send a message
to the medical staff on call and turn on sounders and lights if
Service Monitor and
ALCAMS provides the reporting
tools that clearly show the time caregivers spend with residents,
how quickly they respond to calls and how much time residents spend
in service locations. Reports are available that show which
caregivers are most prompt, which patients make excessive calls for
assistance and which require nominal care.
Staff members that do not require active tags, may use standard
proximity cards to gain access to restricted areas of the facility.
These proximity cards may also be used to escort residents through
The chances are that you do not
require any additional equipment to discretely send ALCAMS messages to staff
members. SMS to specific cell phones or make use of your existing pagers or DECT
Need to find an EKG or Defibrillator in a hurry, just glance at an ALCAMS work
station PC and it will provide you with the current location of all critical
equipment in your facility.
PDAs and Laptops have been walking off site? Tag them with ALCAMS equipment tags
and receive an alarm when an attempt is made to take the asset from the building
or when the tag is removed from the asset.