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Solid State Complete Major Project at Dementia Care Facility
- Published: Wednesday, 19 December 2012 19:48
Leading specialist electrical installation company, Solid State, has successfully installed a wealth of call communication and dementia care equipment at Abbey Court, a purpose-built facility in Cheshire for people with dementia and other mental health needs.
Efficiency is essential in any care environment and the installation of one of C-TEC’s powerful Quantec addressable call systems was deemed vital to save staff time, minimise disturbance and improve patient care at the 30-bedroomed h ome.
Quantec’s unique staff pendants ensure that patients receive the highest standards of care at the facility which is split into two sections – a 20-bedroomed unit housing people living with dementia and a 10-bedroomed unit for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. The pendants (each programmed with a unique User ID) allow nursing or security staff entering rooms to log their ‘Attendance’ via an infrared call point or receiver. By clicking their special infrared pendant, every visit to a room is logged in Quantec’s unique Surveyor data management software.
According to Graham Bell, Solid State’s Sales Manager, this has enormous advantages. Said Graham: ‘The benefits of Quantec’s Attendance feature are immense – managers can rest assured that patients are being cared for and regularly checked on and staff can use the system to prove they are doing their job properly. Combined with the User ID function, which pinpoints exactly which member of staff has attended each room, Attendance is a very powerful tool.”
Solid State’s engineers also interfaced bed exit mats to the Quantec system using a number of Dementia Interface Units. As a result, staff are alerted if a patient leaves his or her bed at the home which is managed by Alternative Futures Group, a charitable organisation providing support, care, specialist services and accommodation for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.