Reduce agitation in case of wandering behaviour
Build a safe home for those who live in your residential care centre. A dementia-friendly living environment taking into account of safety, recognition and orientation contributes to quality of life.
Gidsend licht voor een veilige thuis
Een dementievriendelijke leefomgeving die rekening houdt met veiligheid, herkenbaarheid en oriëntatie, voor optimale levenskwaliteit. Hoe maak je daar werk van? Met welke zorg, en met welke oplossingen?
Om je te ondersteunen, schreven we dit e-book. Het biedt niet alleen vele praktische handvaten, maar belicht ook hoe technologie die warme, veilige, dementievriendelijke
thuis kan scheppen.
Zumtobel LynX® activated shows you the way
People with dementia can feel uncertain and lost in a new environment, such as a residential care centre. They feel completely lost in a place they don´t recognise, and often engage in wandering and runaway behaviour. Thanks to our smart lighting, which communicates with their armband via Bluetooth, we can precisely locate them and steer them back intuitively onto the right path.
We can put extra light in safe zones, such as the nursing station or living space, and subtly dim zones that should be avoided, such as the kitchen or exit. We restore their feeling of calm.
Everyone at ease
Offer an intuitive living environment that causes as little confusion as possible and simplifies the small battles of day-to-day life.
Support your care personnel with the right technology. A better care experience, without extra work pressure.
Give peace of mind to family and friends and devote attention to the specific needs of residents with dementia.
Invest in a dementia-friendly living environment
Patients with dementia need a safe and comfortable environment that causes as little confusion as possible and simplifies the small battles of day-to-day life.
Zumtobel LynX® activated is an advanced localisation infrastructure built around a light management system, as a result of which residents do not wander around, they remain safe in emergency situations, and the day-to-day work of care givers is made easier.
Situations for which we offer solutions
Walking around in a secure living environment doesn´t necessarily pose a problem, so long as the wandering behaviour doesn´t endanger your resident and doesn´t cause too much work for the caregiver. But to ensure this, you do have to take the right actions first. How do you best deal with elderly individuals having dementia who tend to wander about?
Usually your residents are dear people and you experience beautiful days together. You take care of them with love and you get affection back. But sometimes a resident with dementia behaves aggressively. Unexpectedly, without any obvious reason. Where does this behaviour come from? What’s the best way to deal with such aggression in healthcare?
You want your residential care centre to offer people a home that is safe, comfortable and open. But then, what to do with seniors who have a form of dementia and keep trying to run away? How should you deal with their runaway behaviour? And how can technology help to guarantee the resident’s safety, offer family and friends peace of mind, and ease the workload resting on your caregivers?
How it starts, differs from person to person. Moreover, one form of dementia isn´t the same as another. But memory problems are often one of the first symptoms that something is wrong. And from this forgetfulness things can evolve to confusion and delirium in case of dementia. What do the elderly experience then?
Restraint-free restraint policy
Preventing seniors from falling: a residential care centre can have the best intentions with its restraint policy. But are restraints really the right solution? Is it impossible to reconcile safety, freedom and feasible care? Residential care centres appear to be increasingly convinced that this is indeed possible. After all, there are many other methods for preventing accidents in cases of wandering around and agitation. Moreover …
Many residential care centres have a locked department for people suffering from dementia. A protected environment where they receive extra care. An understandable solution, naturally. But one person can do more than another. Dementia is a process. At the same time, freedom of movement is very important - including for people with dementia.
Respect for the privacy of residents
Thanks to Bluetooth in the lighting you can locate people indoors, in order to recognise wandering behaviour, for example. But naturally, their privacy remains vitally important.
The software and hardware of Zumtobel LynX® activated are thus strictly secured so that only authorised persons can access them.
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