The technology will transform the dementia wing of Dubbo’s new 60-bed Bill Newtown VC Gardens facility into a large touchpad.
The technology can track the movement of residents in their rooms, show when they enter or leave, and raise alarms in the event of a fall.
As well as assisting staff to look after residents with dementia, the technology also gives family members an insight into the level and quality of care being received by their loved one.
“Often families will say ‘how long had my mum been on the floor when she fell?’ or ‘Mum said the staff don’t come to visit her’, but we have that data and can show that,” said Sally Renshaw, General Manager of RSL LifeCare ACT and Southern Tablelands.
“We can also make sure our staff’s performance and the way they’re delivering their duties is to our expectations.”