NEW TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONIZING MEMORY CARE!
Did you know Lourdes Senior Community was founded on four core values: Dignity, Spirituality, Compassion, and Service? These values have helped Lourdes become a leader in quality senior care and education for our residents and the community.
At Lourdes, our Mission is to care for older adults, serving their unique physical, spiritual, and emotional needs as they head into their golden years. We believe in equipping seniors and caregivers with the proper tools and information to help seniors thrive, by maintaining their personal independence, confidence, and health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of four seniors in America fall each year. There are an estimated 36 million falls reported each year. Of those, around 32,000 will result in death, making falls a public health concern.
For those living with dementia, the average fall rate increases to four-times per year. Even with preventative measures, residents at our memory care facility still face a higher risk when it comes to losing their balance.
At Clausen Manor, Lourdes is actively working to reduce the risk of falls through smart technology. SafelyYou is a new fall prevention system that uses AI video technology with remote support, to catch fall risks more quickly and give families better peace of mind.
So how does it work?
AI enabled cameras are installed in the bedroom where 70% of memory care falls occur. After receiving consent from the family, cameras run on-site 24/7 but only preserve the video surrounding a fall or event that ends with the resident on the floor. As such, staff can immediately act and make real time decisions about future care by reviewing video footage.
SafelyYou has helped reduce fall risk for older adults with dementia by 40% and reduced hospitalization and Emergency Room visits by 80% for those who have adopted the technology.
Tovertafel is another new addition to Clausen Manor.
What is Tovertafel?
Tovertafel is an interactive gaming table designed specifically for seniors living with dementia.
Tovertafel offers a wide variety of interactive games and puzzles that residents can play individually or in a group.
These games are designed for all stages of dementia and coincide with the different times of day that may influence mood or behavior.
But it’s not just about fun or connecting with others. Tovertafel has numerous benefits for seniors, and has been proven to positively affect their physical, cognitive and social well-being.
By stimulating cognitive, social and sensory play, Tovertafel improves overall mood, enhances quality of life and even increases autonomy by focusing on what each senior is capable of doing on their own!