Communicating in Assisted Living FacilitiesAssisted living facilities are homes for adults who cannot or who choose not to live independently. These organizations often rely on multiple communication tools in order to run effeciently. Mass notification systems are an important tool to share information with residents, families & visitors, and staff. They can be used to share COVID-related information, rapidly put a facility in lockdown, call for emergency assistance in a resident’s room, building evacuations, and more.
Revolution is an emergency mass notification platform that can help your facility keep residents safe and informed. This tool breaks down communication barriers by uniting disparate technology into a centralized software system. Revolution offers a variety of features that helps customers maintain a safer environment with tools for access control / building monitoring, in-building paging, responsive patient care, and many more.
In this blog, we will explain how Revolution can benefit assisted living facilities.
Four Notification Features That Help Retirement Facilities:
For example, if a resident wanders off after-hours, staff can put the immediate area into “silent” lockdown without disturbing other residents until the person is found. Staff would activate a pre-configured notification in Revolution which would trigger the access control system to lock doors in the immediate surrounding area. Simultaneously, the system would notify staff with attention-grabbing alerts such as turning on hallway strobes, displaying a code alert on digital signs and desktop computers, push notifications delivered to mobile devices or IP phones, and more. After the event, Revolution can be used for an “all-clear” process to deactivate the systems in the affected zone and share follow-up information once the resident has been found. By monitoring what goes on within your facility and building grounds, you can be sure everyone is safe, secure, and accounted for.
- • Panic Buttons – Panic buttons can be placed in every resident’s room in case they need help from a nurse or staff member. If the resident needs to ask for assistance and has the ability to reach the button, they just need to push the button to call for help! Faculty will be notified with an alert containing resident room information delivered to any device Revolution has been configured to notify.
- • Soft-Key Buttons on Phones – Authorized users can configure soft-keys for supported IP phones to serve as a panic button or quick-send feature (for non-emergency requests). For example, this can be used by residents in their private rooms or shared facility grounds. By pushing the button on the phone, it rapidly triggers a notification designated to notify nurses or staff located within close proximity to where the button was activated.
- • Wearable Button Fobs – The Wireless HelpAlert Fob is a wearable panic button developed by our Certified Endpoint Partner, RF Technologies. It natively integrates with Revolution. In an assisted living facility, a resident or staff member can wear the fob and activate it if they need emergency assistance. By pushing the button, this action triggers Revolution to warn staff. In addition, if the facility leverages RF Technologies PinPoint software, the fob activation can share triangulated location information which provides the precise location of the safety incident to safety personnel for quicker response time.
Revolution can provide many features that your assisted living facility can integrate with in order to maintain a safe and secure environment. To learn more about Revolution, you can contact Syn-Apps at www.syn-apps.com/contact-us or by phone at 1-866-664-6071.