Risk of elopement continues to be one of the greatest challenges for senior living operators. Vigil offers the RoamAlert Wander Prevention System to help provide a safe and secure environment for residents. The RoamAlert System can be used to set a protected area around doors or elevators to alert staff when a resident is attempting to leave the safe area. The RoamAlert devices notify staff through the Vigil System and may also lock doors or stop elevators from moving when a resident wearing a tag is present.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Vigil offers wireless or hardwired bed sensor outlets for the connection of bed or chair sensors. The sensors detect when a resident is getting out of bed, or off a chair, so that staff may be alerted before falls happen. Wireless Sensor Outlets may be attached to a bed, chair, or wheelchair and send silent notifications to staff when activated so that residents aren’t startled by loud alarms. The silent nature also means that residents aren’t inclined to interfere with the devices.
Residents with inconsistent or temporary incontinence may benefit from incontinence monitoring. The Wireless Sensor Outlet may also be used to connect incontinence sensors which alert staff to the presence of urine or any excessive moisture which could compromise a resident’s skin. Staff are notified when moisture is detected so that they are able to attend to the resident quickly. Incontinence call data is available for reporting to track frequency and time of day to aid in toileting care planning.
Door Monitoring is available for internal and external doors. Wireless or hardwired door contacts send signals to the Vigil System to alert when a door is opened during specified times of day. Integration to delayed egress systems allow staff to be notified when a door goes into alarm even if they are not within the immediate vicinity of the audible alarm.
Window Monitoring contacts allow you to monitor egress routes to ensure they are not being used unsafely. If a window is opened past a safe point, staff are notified immediately and informed of the location of the window in alarm. Window Screen monitoring is also available.
The Vigil System may be tied into relays from the smoke detectors in resident rooms so that staff may be notified if a detector goes into alarm. The alarm details including the exact room location are sent to staff notification devices saving critical time in an emergency situation.
Vigil Vitality System devices are equipped with ambient temperature sensors meaning you can turn any nurse call station into a temperature monitoring device. If the station detects a temperature outside the safe zone, a call is raised on the Vigil System. This allows unsafe temperatures to be remedied, and for longer term trends in temperature to be plotted.
Wet areas such as spas or resident bathrooms are often susceptible to water damage if a spill or leak goes unnoticed. The Vigil Flood Detector is a small wireless device that detects high water levels and alerts staff wherever they are in the building. With stand alone wet sensors you would have to be close enough to hear the audible alarm in order to be alerted.
The Vigil Resident Check-In System is an unobtrusive electronic means to take attendance while enabling residents to maintain their independence. The Resident Check-In System allows you to set check in time periods and generate reports when a resident has or has not “checked in” during a specified time slot. Resident Check In devices include door contacts, motion sensor and call stations.