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Unobtrusive activity of daily living monitoring sensors or action buttons report wirelessly to the system located in the residence. Through the Care Menu, caregivers can log in to assess activity levels, pin-point specific problems, and determine alert rules.</td></tr>
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Help residents manage their medications with reminders right on the touchscreen of the system. The reminder will include the name of the medications scheduled for this time, along with an optional picture, the dose, and instructions for how to take it. The reminder displays until the resident presses a button acknowledging the reminder, or until the display time expires. An optional alert tone can accompany the reminder.</td></tr>
 
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==Sensor Types==
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==Setting Up Medications==
[[File:Z-Wave.png|right|frame|Motion Sensor]]
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To include a medication to be managed:
There are 4 different categories of activity sensors:
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* [[Motion Sensors|Motion Sensors]]  
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<li>Add the [[Medications|Medication]] to the system.</li>
:: - used to detect motion, no motion, excessive motion, and wandering motion, and levels of activity
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<li>Add the [[Medication Schedules|Medication Schedule]] for taking each medication. (e.g. dose, how many times per day, etc.) This will provide [[Medication Reminders|Medication Reminders]] when it's time to take a med.</li>
* [[Door Sensors|Door Sensors]]  
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<li>Set up optional [[Medication Rules|Medication Rules]] for medication compliance, to notify you or other caregivers, for example when a resident reports that medications have been taken, or when a resident does '''not''' report they've been taken. </li>
:: - used to detect open and closed, and which can also be used on drawers, cabinets, windows, etc.
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* [[Bed and Chair Sensors|Bed & Chair Sensors]]  
 
:: - used with a pressure mat to determine when someone is or isn't in the bed or chair
 
* [[Action Buttons|Action Buttons]]  
 
:: - wearable pendants, which send a notification to selected caregivers when the button is pressed<br /><br />
 
  
Sensors are all battery-operated and wireless. An antenna attached to the system receives the signals. During the initial setup of the system, the installer will pair the Resident's exact sensors to the system, and help set the ideal placement for the sensors in the home.<br /><br />
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When medications and schedules are in the system, you can view a summary of a resident's [[Medication Compliance|medication compliance]].  
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==How  Do the Sensors Work?==
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==Viewing Medications on the Touchscreen==
You decide how many sensors to use, and where they will be located. The sensors report constantly to the system, which updates activity graphs every 15 minutes. Caregivers [[Logging In|log in to the online care portal]] and see an overview of activity for the day. If you have particular concerns (examples might be: when the Resident is in and out of bed, or when a pill cabinet is opened, or when the Resident is in the kitchen, or if the door opens at night) you can set rules that will notify you when particular conditions are met. Notifications can be by telephone, email and text.<br /><br />
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The resident can view information about their medications and schedules right on the touchscreen, by pressing the [[Medication|Medication Button]].
 
 
For more specifics about how to set rules and under what conditions, and what the graphs can show, please see the help pages for each sensor type.
 

Latest revision as of 17:11, 11 July 2017

Medication Reminder
MedicationIcon.png
Help residents manage their medications with reminders right on the touchscreen of the system. The reminder will include the name of the medications scheduled for this time, along with an optional picture, the dose, and instructions for how to take it. The reminder displays until the resident presses a button acknowledging the reminder, or until the display time expires. An optional alert tone can accompany the reminder.

Setting Up Medications

To include a medication to be managed:

  1. Add the Medication to the system.
  2. Add the Medication Schedule for taking each medication. (e.g. dose, how many times per day, etc.) This will provide Medication Reminders when it's time to take a med.
  3. Set up optional Medication Rules for medication compliance, to notify you or other caregivers, for example when a resident reports that medications have been taken, or when a resident does not report they've been taken.

When medications and schedules are in the system, you can view a summary of a resident's medication compliance.

Viewing Medications on the Touchscreen

The resident can view information about their medications and schedules right on the touchscreen, by pressing the Medication Button.