Applying RFID to Nursing & Residential Care Facilities

In Canada and the U.S., Nursing homes play an important role for people who have limited functionality and require assistance with everyday tasks, for example bathing and dressing. Residents of nursing homes require medical care above and beyond regular home care. Nursing homes provide 24 hour care under the supervision of a nurse or medical professional and the medical monitoring and treatments are administered by registered nurses.

In this environment, exploring the possibility of RFID solutions can provide multiple benefits, including:

  • Emergency alert
  • Patient tracking
  • Medication dispersal
  • Tracking patient medication
  • Medication on demand devices can be accessed with RFID
  • Real time billing
  • Reducing excess medication ordering

    Can RFID Help In Nursing & Residential Care Facilities?

    By exploring the use of RFID technology, many of the challenges faced in the nursing and residential care industry may be alleviated or minimized. Our experience in RFID may help Nursing & Residential care facilities explore ways to  track patients, track medication inventory, and alert staff to possible emergency patient scenarios.

    Reducing Emergency Audible Alerts

    Infirm residents with limited mobility no longer have to rely on traditional methods when calling for assistance. Traditional pull cords usually release a loud audible alarm that disturbs other tenants who may be resting. So it is possible for today’s nursing home residents to take advantage of RFID Wristband Tags. All a person needs to do in a potential health hazard situation is press a button to alert medical staff and nurses can be notified via messaging to a smartphone or desktop computer in such an emergency.

    By applying the principles of our Personnel Tracking System, we can explore ways to increase average response times. RFID technology may be able to establish peace of mind for residents and their families that any potential life threatening position will be handled expediently, a great selling point for new prospects.

    Scenario I

    When a nursing facility resident presses the lanyard tag’s button, a signal is transmitted to the GAO RFID Personnel Tracking Software via Wi-Fi access points installed throughout the facility. The personnel location software enables tracking of health care personnel and the patients they serve.

    Resident Tracking

    Nursing & Residential facilities have outpatient options available for residents. We can explore ways in which RFID technology can help administrative staff at these facilities to keep track of arrivals and departures of residents, as well as their real-time locations in cases where patient wandering is a concern.

     

    Keep the Premises Safe

    By applying the ideas of our RFID Access Control System, every door in the facility can be controlled–locked and inaccessible to some users, and open to others. Access levels can be programmed into the RFID Wristbands or Lanyards personnel and patients are already wearing, and administering their access levels can be remotely done via the web-based software. Every time a door is opened using RFID, the system can be programmed to keep track of it and logs it in our database, allowing you full access to see who accessed what doors at what time–total visibility and security for your Nursing and Residential Care Facility.

    Integrating our solution with your healthcare system

    After working with you to explore and develop an RFID solution for your Nursing & Residential Care Facility, we can integrate it with your facility’s local server and existing healthcare management system.

    Contact us for more information on how a RFID solution for Nursing & Residential Care Facilities can be explored for your organization.

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