Thursday, March 13, 2008

Memory Care Community Monitors Location Of Residents

Premier Assisted Living Memory Care Community Uses Solution from Intelligent InSites to Set New Standard in Resident Care and Safety

Real-Time Location Solution Enables Holistic Approach to Care

St. Paul, MN - February 12, 2008 - Pioneering new uses of technology to enhance resident care and service, The Alton Memory Care and Care Suites in St. Paul, Minnesota, today announced it will begin using healthcare's leading real-time location solution from Intelligent InSites when they open their new community next month.

"Our goal is to extend beyond the traditional type of care provided in assisted living and memory care facilities," explains Kim Webster, Director of Senior Care for The Alton. "We have embraced a holistic approach that includes not only excellent healthcare services, but also promotes a higher quality of care through increased resident independence, more staff-resident interaction, and more involvement with the family. We believe technology can play a key role in this. We selected the Intelligent InSites solution because it positively impacts how we provide care and service in so many ways."

The Intelligent InSites solution is a real-time location and communication system that uses small pendants to monitor the location of residents and staff within the community. Each pendant includes a button the residents or staff press should they need assistance. The system includes configurable rules that enable alerts to be routed and, if necessary, automatically escalated to notify the appropriate staff member via their mobile PDA. The tags will also be used for locating equipment within the community.

In addition to location, The Alton will utilize the flexible solution for a variety of other purposes as well, including wireless resident call, wander monitoring, security and access control, mobile alerting, and as their primary staff communication system. The system has also been integrated with their clinical and billing software, Residex, which will enable staff to access a resident's medical information and care plan anywhere in the community with just a few taps on their PDA.

"We love how integrated and expandable the system is. That was a key consideration in making this choice," added Webster. "Our staff can instantly receive resident calls, look up a resident's allergies, communicate with another staff member, and locate a needed piece of equipment via their PDA. It allows a higher level of productivity, which means more time with our residents."

The Alton staff feels that families are an integral part of the team in providing high quality care and service. Information regarding response times to resident calls, activities attended, staff-resident contact time, and the residents' general mobility will be automatically monitored by the Intelligent InSites system. The information can, as appropriate, be shared with families so they can see the types of activities and level of attention their family member is receiving.

"The Alton is a perfect example of how assisted living/memory care and other healthcare organizations are leveraging technology in innovative ways to transform the way care is provided to their residents and patients, while at the same time increasing productivity of their staff," states Mark Rheault, CEO of Intelligent InSites. "We're excited to play a key part in making their vision a reality."

About The Alton Memory Care and Care Suites
Located adjacent to the Wellington Assisted Living in St. Paul's Highland Park area, The Alton Memory Care and Care Suites is designed to provide a person-centered, caring, homelike living environment for the specialized needs and services for residents with memory loss.

Locally owned and operated by Stuart Management Corporation, The Alton is registered with the State of Minnesota as a Housing with Services provider, licensed as a Class F homecare provider, and is an active member of the Minnesota Health and Housing Alliance. For more information, visit www.TheAlton.com

About Intelligent InSites
Intelligent InSites is a leading provider of enterprise visibility solutions for the healthcare market. The InSites Enterprise Visibility PlatformT improves operational performance by providing healthcare organizations with a single system capable of locating patients, staff, equipment, and inventory via information derived through a variety of wireless locating technologies. The information is then leveraged to streamline and automate patient flow, asset management, and inventory management activities, resulting in increased productivity and efficient deployment of resources.

The platform serves as the core of the enterprise visibility strategy for Intelligent InSites' healthcare clients by enabling the seamless integration of real-time location data with their existing IT systems, communication systems, building systems, and mobile devices. The platform also allows customers and integrators to customize and enhance the system to suit their unique requirements and environment. For more information, visit www.IntelligentInSites.com


Contact Information
Houston Klassen
Intelligent InSites
701-499-3611
press@IntelligentInsites.com


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