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Focus on Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

November 1, 2006
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Wandering and Nurse Call Systems


Direct Supply now offers HomeFree Wireless Resident Monitoring systems to ensure resident safety and security at all times. Using wireless technology, HomeFree systems allow for resident-specific wander monitoring, wireless nurse call, and continuous resident locating.

HomeFree's Personal Watcher™ is a working wristwatch that helps to preserve resident dignity, while monitoring the wearer at all times. HomeFree systems enable a facility to set up restricted areas for each resident, while continuous resident locating lets staff know exactly where each resident is by name. Wireless nurse call gives residents security wherever they are by alerting staff through quiet, discreet, and reliable pagers.

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Monitoring Alert



Sensatec® CARE 3™ from RF Technologies is designed to advance care in fall management, incontinence detection, and pressure ulcer reduction. To help safeguard a person at risk of falling, the sensor pad continuously monitors whether the resident is positioned in a bed or chair. By connecting the control unit to a disposable fluid-sensing pad, the system automatically detects incontinence and signals an alert. CARE 3 also signals an alert when it is time to reposition a resident, helping to prevent pressure wounds, and it reminds the caregiver of the user's original bed position.

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Resident Protection Technology





The RoamAlert® system from VeriChip Corp. provides wander prevention, emergency call, and resident locating. All alarm information is presented in an intuitive visual format. The name of the resident, his or her location, and even a picture can be displayed on one or several computers. With the addition of personal pendants, residents and staff can call for help from anywhere in the facility, and staff can locate residents in emergencies.

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Brain Fitness Program



The [m]Power™ Cognitive Fitness System from Dakim™ helps seniors to maintain mental acuity by combining fun and enjoyable—yet rigorous—cognitive exercises with the latest technology. Featuring a touch-screen interface, [m]Power can be used by virtually all seniors, including those with Alzheimer's.

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Wireless Emergency Call Systems 5



TekTone® has introduced three new additions to its Tek-CARE® 500 wireless emergency call system: a wireless emergency call switch, a wireless call station with a ¼″ call-cord jack, and a wireless assistance call with a resident check-in switch. Each station mounts in a single-gang plastic box and provides supervision, low-battery indication, call-assurance LED, and a field-replaceable battery.

Residents wear waterproof pendants, allowing them freedom of movement. The Tek-CARE 500 master station keeps track of all transmitters and calls and can relay calls to staff pagers. The system also maintains resident information, including photos, medical information, and family and physician contact information.

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Floor Mat Alarm System



Personal Safety Corporation's Secure® Reversible Safety Floor Mat Alarm System is a 24″ × 36″ heavy-duty rubberized safety mat. Included with the floor mat is a safety floor mat alarm with a flashing alert light and an alarm holder. All Secure brand fall and wandering alarms come with batteries, a one-year warranty, and a no-risk, 30-day money-back guarantee.

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