The Foresite Eldercare predictive fall safety and health monitoring solution has become a Stanley Healthcare portfolio solution.
Stanley will sell it as a complement to its existing fall management solution and will provide end-to-end support for it, including solution design, implementation, clinical education and ongoing support.
“Falls have a huge impact on individuals, families and healthcare organizations, and preventing falls continues to be a top priority for providers across the continuum of care,” noted Ryan Fogarty, director of sales for fall management at Stanley Healthcare.
Foresite Eldercare offers senior living organizations a data-driven method to manage and reduce falls and monitor health status. Combining advanced wireless sensors with artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics, Eldercare enables caregivers to move from reactive response to events to proactive reduction based on the characteristics of the individual and accumulated data.
Eldercare is in use at TigerPlace retirement community in Columbia, MO, to monitor residents.
“Eldercare has become the cornerstone of our fall reduction efforts,” said Kari Lane, RN, assistant professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and administrator of TigerPlace. “It has helped us proactively address changes in resident well-being before they turn into health problems as well as prevent falls by giving earlier notice of unsafe resident movement.
Foresite Eldercare uses a variety of inputs, including depth-sensor technology, under-mattress pads and motion detectors to continually capture a range of information, such as respiratory rate, bed restlessness, gait, motion and activity. Video technology is not used, and facial or body features are not captured. This maintains privacy and helps providers adhere to HIPAA requirements. The data are continually analyzed to provide caregivers with a range of information.
Arial Wireless Emergency Call solution receives certification to UL 1069 standard
In other Stanley news, the company’s Arial Wireless Emergency Call solution has received certification to the UL 1069 standard for “Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment,” the recognized standard for nurse call systems in North America.
With this announcement, senior living and skilled nursing facilities in states that mandate UL-1069-compliant nurse call systems will be able to meet regulatory requirements.
“Arial is a comprehensive safety and security platform for senior care, encompassing nurse call, emergency call, wander management, fire alarm integration and much more,” said Greg Borecki, vice president of senior living and fall management for Stanley. “And now it offers wireless UL 1069 nurse call functionality, making it a single platform spanning the entire spectrum of senior care, from independent living to skilled nursing.”
The new solution is known as the Arial U nurse call system.
Stanley will be exhibiting these technologies at Booth 513 at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 in New Orleans.