With 50 million people currently living with dementia worldwide, and that number expected to rise to 152 million by 2050
Looking for solutions to support and enhance Dementia care in a residential setting has never been more pertinent.
Residents with Dementia often have complex and demanding care needs. Intercall Safeguard for Dementia uses thermal imaging technology to discreetly enable independence and privacy while removing the risk of inherent false alarms and trip hazards.
The Safeguard Sensor monitors the patient environment to alert staff of wandering residents, while the system can be configured to automatically illuminate a light in the resident’s room to reduce risk of injury. Traditional detection methods have been based on pressure mats and low-level infrared detectors, but the Safeguard sensor when safely positioned above the bed removes infection risk and the need to dispose of mats regularly hygienically, which is better for the environment too.
The Safeguard Point is used to control the monitoring functions within a bedroom. Its sleek wall-mounted design allows the unit to be positioned either side of a bedroom door for simple staff operation. The control buttons are operated by authorised staff with an Intercall Care Card or Token. Staff movement and actions are captured on the Intercall data log system, allowing full accountability and reporting, making it easier for managers to prove that good care is happening.
Recent research conducted at Cardiff University suggests that there could be a treatment for the most common forms of Alzheimer’s within the next 20 years*. While this is heartening news, we know that 20 years is a long time for people and families living with dementia who want to be reassured of the best possible care for themselves and their loved ones. Intercall Safeguard for Dementia goes some way towards helping offer that reassurance for families, Care Home Managers, and the Care Quality Commission.
*BBC News, 10th April 2023