GE Healthcare

Providing unprecedented
opportunities to improve care.
QuietCare®: The right care at the right time
“QuietCare has been very effective in enhancing
                                the quality of life and quality of care fo...
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GE QuietCare Testimonial Flyer for Assisted Living Professionals


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GE QuietCare Testimonial Flyer for Assisted Living Professionals

  1. 1. GE Healthcare Providing unprecedented opportunities to improve care. QuietCare®: The right care at the right time Installing QuietCare in resident apartments helps assisted living communities provide information to their staff that can help facilitate the right care at the right time, and help improve resident health and well-being. Flagging an unseen health issue A resident in an assisted living facility of a not-for-profit, multi-site organization had nine nighttime bathroom visits one evening. The staff checked on him the next morning after receiving the QuietCare alert to this unusual overnight activity. It was clear that although he had previously not appeared ill, he was very sick and needed immediate medical attention. Taken to the hospital, he was found to have severe gall bladder problems, necessitating immediate surgery. Early identification of UTIs One recent evening a resident of a New York-based not-for- profit multi-site assisted living community had four nighttime bathroom visits, an unusually high number for her. She appeared fine to staff and family, but based on the QuietCare report, a UTI test was ordered and found to be positive. Antibiotics were started immediately. Detecting falls and emergencies A resident fell in the bathroom before lunch. She was weak and struggling due to gastrointestinal distress, but was unable to call for assistance. QuietCare alerted the staff of her assisted living facility, one of several communities owned by a New York-based, not-for-profit organization, to the extended time in the bathroom, and they immediately checked on her. She was cleaned up and assisted back to her bedroom.
  2. 2. “QuietCare has been very effective in enhancing the quality of life and quality of care for our residents.” Nancy Renehan Executive Director, Wexford at Wall Spring Lake, New Jersey A QuietCare community since 2005 Because the QuietCare Using wander alerts to improve care planning Shortly after the assisted living staff of a New York-based, not-for-profit system learns the daily, company received a QuietCare early-morning wander alert on a resident, in-home living routines she was found in the hallway confused, disoriented and bleeding. She was immediately transported to the hospital for a checkup. The next day, staff of residents, alerts are studied the QuietCare data to review her evening and overnight movements. sent for out-of-the-ordinary Seeing that she was extremely active during that timeframe, they developed a new care plan for her so that she was kept busier during the day and situations that could enjoyed more soothing activities in the evening. Closer staff monitoring indicate an emergency. was scheduled during overnight hours, and her medications were adjusted. From then on, she stayed in bed and asleep through the night. Staff then can respond promptly. Monitoring medication delivery A resident was not acting like himself, complaining of not feeling well and evidencing some altered moods. QuietCare monitoring of his medication interactions indicated that he was visiting his medication area multiple times during the day. The staff of his independent living community, part of QuietCare permits staff a not-for-profit, multi-site organization, was able to adjust his care plan to include administration of his medications among his ‘catered living’ to “see without looking” options, which made a positive difference in his health and well-being. and to identify changes in Respecting resident privacy routines that may indicate Honor Hacker, a resident at an Ecumen senior living community in Maplewood, MN, testified in January 2008 before the U.S. Senate Special an emerging condition, even Committee on Aging: “I have five QuietCare sensors in my apartment. You if the resident is unaware don’t even know they are there. I like the added level of safety without jeopar- dizing my privacy. QuietCare helped doctors determine I had sleep apnea.” of or cannot articulate their situation. Early © 2009 General Electric Company – All rights reserved. recognition of a problem General Electric Company reserves the right to make changes in specifications and features shown herein, can prevent a greater or discontinue the product described at any time without notice or obligation. Contact your GE Representative emergency that might for the most current information. result in hospitalization. GE and GE Monogram are trademarks of General Electric Company. QuietCare is a registered trademark of Living Independently Group, Inc., and is used under license by General Electric Company. TH-0103-12.08-EN-US