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    • Dementia Monitoring System Design & Selection Guide  Copyright 2011 QBsoft Solutions All Rights Reserved
    • Why Dementia Monitoring?
      • Elderly with Dementia are often incapable of knowing when they need to activate a manual call device
      • Many Elderly people use traditional call devices simply for companionship, causing staff to ignore constant alerts from several people, thus potentially ignoring real alarms when they occur.
    • What is a Dementia Monitoring System?
      • A Dementia Monitoring System (also know as “smart rooms”) uses passive devices/sensors to monitor patient behaviours and create alerts to staff whenever abnormal occurrences are monitored.
      • The critical component of any DMS is it’s ability to have custom profiles for every different resident or patient.
    • What is a Dementia Monitoring System? continued…
      • A typical Dementia Monitoring System usually consists of a:
      • bed occupancy sensor (not simply an exit sensor)
      • in-suite motion sensor
      • suite entry/exit sensor
      • washroom entry/exit sensor
      • staff presence or alarm cancel switch
      • sensor gathering panel/device
      • profile timer/processor
      • Many DMS systems also include wireless staff duress, dome lights & incontinence sensors
    • A Typical Dementia Monitoring System Room Layout
    • Three Different Types of Dementia Monitoring Systems
      • 1) Stand-alone control units that only offer a few pre-defined profiles to chose from
      • 2) Stand-alone control units that require that a laptop be brought from room to room to modify profile timers & settings, as well as gather history information
      • 3) Networked systems that allow all timers and profile settings to be changed from a central or networked control location
    • Critical Components to Consider
      • Ensure that the bed occupancy sensor used is very reliable and durable. Many sensor types require bed sensor pad replacement very often or do not provide accurate detection.
      • Consider using LED and dome light indicators as visual indicators that sensors are operating correctly.
      • Ensure that equipment is meant for its purpose as many custom devices have been used that are not meant to be part of a monitoring system
    • Critical Components to Consider continued..
      • Silent systems assist in easing tension to people with Dementia. This helps by lowering stress and aids in reducing the number of agitated residents.
      • Proper staff training and ongoing education is critical. A DMS system is completely useless if it is not incorporated in care plans or staff do not use it. Some but not all DMS systems include care planning.
    • Critical Components to Consider continued..
      • A good DMS system should log & provide history reports of all patient activity, otherwise there is no way of properly determining individual profiles & care plans.
      • Be sure that the system provides a method of properly testing and calibrating all sensors & components to each individual person.
      • It is good practice to have a system that can alert staff on wireless devices to maximize staff-to-patient interaction.
    • Critical Components to Consider continued..
      • Consider the ongoing maintenance costs; as many sensors require constant replacement of the sensing devices for proper operation.
      • Ensure that the system is extremely user friendly. Complex systems have historically been found to be left unused after the initial installation in many cases.
      “ If it’s not easy, it won’t get used. If it doesn’t get used, where’s the value?”
    • EZcall - DCS Dementia Control System A network-based, full profile control Dementia Monitoring System, using any alarm input system.
    • DCS Installation Layout
      • Virtually any alarm or I/O system can be used for monitoring room sensors
    • DCS Easy Sensor Setup/Testing
      • User-friendly GUI interface provides simplified installation & maintenance.
    • DCS Simple Operator Interface
      • Simple Graphical Display reduces staff training time and operator stress.
    • DCS Powerful yet Simple
      • Easy-to-follow & change individual resident profiles make profile changing and care planning easy.
    • DCS Integration
      • TCP/IP based network software allows for facility-wide control and interfacing to multiple devices/systems.
    • DCS System Highlights
      • • Non-proprietary sensors and devices are used to reduce initial & ongoing maintenance costs
      • • Simple to use graphical interfaces & reporting
      • • User-selectable individual resident profiles
      • • Nurse call, pocket page/wireless phone interfaces
      • • Very easy to calibrate, test, troubleshoot, & maintain
      • • Passive resident monitoring helps maintain resident dignity & helps provide a “home-like” atmosphere
      • • Many add-on options including; dome lights, audio, staff duress, housekeeping signaling, etc..
      • • Expandable & cost effective, can be easily networked or remain small
    • THANK YOU! Discussion, Question & Answer Time. For additional information or a free consultation, please contact:
      • Additional Resources:
      • Wii Rooms help keep people suffering from Dementia active
      • Snoezelen rooms help reduce stress and agitation
      • Smart rooms in Europe mimic dementia monitoring