Sensor Technology and Fall Prevention in Senior Living
When a senior experiences a bad fall and hindsight slaps you with the awareness that there WERE warning signs, it can be extremely disappointing. "I should have known” is a commonly replayed thought. We hear you. Looking back over the time leading up to a bad fall can be difficult to process. Resulting interventions can be costly and painful - and it's a hard pill to swallow when we know that many falls can be prevented. Alleviating the anguish over “what ifs” and “if onlys” is one of the huge benefits of introducing a non-intrusive remote monitoring system. It helps reduce the worry of care teams and families by helping them understand contributing risk factors and decreasing the chances of an incident. Our Preventative Monitoring Platform was developed as a practical and easy-to-use tool to aid in minimizing the risk of falls. In Senior Living there are known factors, mostly relating to activities of daily living, that contribute to the likelihood of a fall. When these behaviours are monitored and processed with advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can identify the level of risk. It's a tangible and simple to understand measure to increase awareness and trigger action. The result is lowered risk and greater peace of mind. How does Fall Prevention Technology work? Technology focused on prevention is about getting ahead of the curve. Our solution to help manage fall prevention is a smart privacy-first sensor technology that doesn’t just detect and notify. It learns and predicts. It’s the difference between only being aware after a fall has happened vs knowing when to act before one does. Non-Intrusive ambient sensors are strategically placed and transmit data relating the root causes of a fall. By analyzing the data of risk factors like mobility, medication compliance, sleep patterns, use of assistive devices, and stumbles or minor falls that you may not know about, we can gain a clearer picture of an individual's chances of a serious fall. This analysis shows how a person at risk of a fall may be struggling and gives us valuable insight into the kind of assistance that would help them the most. Fall Prevention technology is a tool to help shift care from being reactive to PROACTIVE. Seniors are embracing technology. Especially solutions that don’t compromise the privacy and dignity they’ve earned. The right tools offer additional safety and security and help avoid more serious interventions that cost caregivers and seniors valuable time, money, and energy. Ultimately, it’s about longevity and well-being. Sensor technology is helping seniors live their best lives for longer than ever; keeping them safe and their care circles informed. Knowledge is power - and knowing how you can help without invading privacy is a huge step in the right direction for senior living.