RTLS Provides Location-Based Monitoring for Memory Care Units

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Helping an elderly loved one navigate the frustrations of memory loss can be a daunting task. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other long-term memory disorders require caregivers to give extra time and attention that otherwise may not be necessary. In many cases, family members come to the consensus that professional attention from the memory care unit of an assisted living center is the best option.

Staff members in memory care centers work to ensure the safety and security of individuals virtually around the clock. Residents with any level of memory care concerns have increased odds of finding themselves in the incorrect room, the wrong wing of the facility, or even places outdoors where they could be in danger on sidewalks or streets.

Senior living facilities typically focus on having a high concentration of staff members for memory units, however, staff simply cannot be everywhere at once. Having the ability to know exactly where each resident is at all times is essential.

Ensuring Safety of Memory-Care Residents

Fuzion immediately creates a location-based alert for staff members when an individual has roamed to an area of the building that’s not appropriate for them such as an exit, stairwell or elevator. The alerts allow the appropriate care professional to direct the resident back to the proper area of the facility.

Fuzion immediately creates a location-based alert for staff members when an individual has roamed to an area of the building that’s not appropriate for them such as an exit, stairwell or elevator. The alerts allow the appropriate care professional to direct the resident back to the proper area of the facility.

Additionally, what if two residents are in close proximity to each other and they’re not supposed to be? Fuzion’s robust rules engine allows staff members to know precisely when someone is in a location they do not be long, or around a resident they aren’t supposed to be near.

Families who make the decision to move a loved one to a memory care unit place the utmost level of faith in the hands of that unit’s staff members. ZulaFly understands the importance of communication to provide comfort in this relationship.

Fuzion: Built with a Purpose

As Fuzion’s software system was developed, the ZulaFly team worked purposefully to ensure there was a system of reports and analytics available so family members can see proof positive that their loved one is getting proper attention. This includes immediate help to call requests, safety as they roam through the memory care floor or wing, and assurances they are getting out of the room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as other gathering times.

While ZulaFly’s Fuzion system creates freedom for residents, staff members also realize the benefits of a system that provides location-based alerts and communicates specific, customized information through a deluxe dashboard. Information creates effectiveness and efficiency in any team setting, which is why Fuzion has useful reports that allow management to ensure everyone on the team is providing immediate and responsive care.
Leaving elderly relatives in the hands of memory-care experts can provide nervousness and insecurity for families who desire nothing but the best in attentive care for their loved one during a delicate stage of life. ZulaFly sets the stage for residents to enjoy as much independence as possible.

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