Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco, has elected AeroScout to provide its patient safety, staff safety and asset tracking solutions at its nursing facility set to open later this year.
Patients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, and need an additional level of safety will wear AeroScout wristband tags, which allow caregivers to determine their location in real time. The AeroScout solution also shows a photo to help caregivers identify the person in need of assistance.
The AeroScout solution is integrated with the access control systems, and it also triggers voice commands if residents approach certain exit points. If a resident continues alone beyond these points, appropriate caregivers receive alerts via VoIP phones, pagers and AeroScout’s Instant Notifier application, which delivers pop-up windows on workstations.
The AeroScout solution leverages Laguna Honda’s Cisco Unified Wireless Network, and because the system is linked to the City of San Francisco’s network infrastructure, Laguna Honda has future plans to locate residents who need help anywhere in the city where network coverage is available, such as at bus and train stations.
Laguna Honda has also implemented AeroScout’s staff safety solution, which includes 1,400 badge tags with call buttons, which are worn by caregivers. When a button is pressed, the solution routes notifications or emergency alerts to the appropriate team members.
Laguna Honda is deploying AeroScout’s asset tracking solution to ensure that more than 3,000 pieces of critical equipment, including specialized beds, EKG machines, crash carts, diagnostic units and portable x-ray machines are available to clinicians when and where it is needed.