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SUPPLIER FOCUS: Care homes silencing nurse call alarms for a calmer environment

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Care technology experts GHM Care explain how care homes across the UK are silencing noisy nurse call wallboards in favour of receiving alerts directly to smartphones by adopting their Nexus Cloud platform.

Through the innovative Nexus Cloud platform, homes and care groups can also access a wide range of statistics for a much deeper understanding of their nurse call activity.

Simon Hayler of GHM Care said: “It has been proven that having alarms sounding regularly around a care home can create a really unsettling and intrusive environment, particularly where dementia care is provided. The ability to silence these alarms is making a world of difference to residents, staff and visitors. And the best bit is, the technology integrates with all major nurse call systems, regardless of their age or manufacturer, so there are no hardware or upgrade costs.”

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As well as delivering nurse call alerts directly to smartphones, Nexus Cloud has just added a reporting feature unlocking valuable management information such as number of calls, average speed of response, busiest periods, types of calls and resident activity.

Simon added: “Traditionally care homes and groups use paper-based reporting on a very basic level for their nurse call activity. The homes and care groups using Nexus Cloud are now able to really understand what’s driving their nurse call activity to improve response times, reward outstanding staff members and operate more efficiently. It also provides excellent evidence to support a homes’ CQC rating.”

Just some of the care groups using Nexus Cloud include: Hamberley Care Homes, Oakland Primecare and Jupiter Care.

You can get a free demo of Nexus Care at www.ghmcare.co.uk

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