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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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===Overview===
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Your loved one can receive medication reminders right on the touchscreen of the system. The reminder will include the name of each of the medications scheduled for this time, along with a picture, the dose, and instructions for how to take it. The reminders will display at the start of a [[Medication Schedules|scheduled time period for a medication]], and will remain visible until the time expires, or your loved one presses a button indicating the meds have been taken. An optional alert tone can accompany the reminder.</td></tr>
 
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==Sensor Types==
 
[[File:Z-Wave.png|right|frame|Motion Sensor]]
 
There are 4 different categories of activity sensors:
 
* [[Motion Sensors|Motion Sensors]]
 
:: - used to detect motion, no motion, excessive motion, and wandering motion, and levels of activity
 
* [[Door Sensors|Door Sensors]]
 
:: - used to detect open and closed, and which can also be used on drawers, cabinets, windows, etc.
 
* [[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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===Setting Up Medications===
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To include a medication:
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<li>Add the [[Medications|Medication]] to the system.</li>
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<li>Add the [[Medication Schedules|Schedule]] for taking each medication. (e.g. dose, how many times per day, etc.)</li>
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<li>Set up
  
==How  Do the Sensors Work?==
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You can You can view a summary of a resident's [[Medication Compliance|medication compliance]] by medication.  
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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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.
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===Viewing Medications on the Touchscreen===
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The resident can view medications and schedules right on the Touchscreen, by pressing the [[Medication|Medication Button]].
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* To see how well your loved one is doing with taking meds, you can check the Medication Analytics summary report. See the [[Medication Compliance|Medication Compliance help page]] for more information.
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* You can set rules on medication compliance, to notify you or other Caregivers whenever your loved one reports that medications have been taken, or whenever your loved one does '''not''' report they've been taken. See the [[Medication Rules|Medication Rules help page]] for more information.<br /><br />
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[[File:MedOptions.png|right|frame|Medication Options]]
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<h3 style="display: inline-block; background:#ffffff; font-weight:bold; border-bottom:2px solid #6093cc; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Setting the Optional Alert Tone</h3>
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If you would like an optional alert sound to accompany the reminder when it first displays, select one in the Reminder Options window. To set the Reminder Options:
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* [[Logging In|Log in to the Online Care Portal]]
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* Open the [[Care Menu|Care Menu]]
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* Click the "Medication" button
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* Click the "Options" button
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* Select the tone you would like, or select None
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* Click "Submit" to save your options<br /><br />
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<div style="text-align: right;"><small>GC-01-OUM-0011 Rev C</small></div>

Revision as of 18:30, 10 July 2017

Medication Reminder
MedicationIcon.png

Overview

Your loved one can receive medication reminders right on the touchscreen of the system. The reminder will include the name of each of the medications scheduled for this time, along with a picture, the dose, and instructions for how to take it. The reminders will display at the start of a scheduled time period for a medication, and will remain visible until the time expires, or your loved one presses a button indicating the meds have been taken. An optional alert tone can accompany the reminder.


Setting Up Medications

To include a medication:

  1. Add the Medication to the system.
  2. Add the Schedule for taking each medication. (e.g. dose, how many times per day, etc.)
  3. Set up You can You can view a summary of a resident's medication compliance by medication.

    Viewing Medications on the Touchscreen

    The resident can view medications and schedules right on the Touchscreen, by pressing the Medication Button.


    Compliance

    • To see how well your loved one is doing with taking meds, you can check the Medication Analytics summary report. See the Medication Compliance help page for more information.
    • You can set rules on medication compliance, to notify you or other Caregivers whenever your loved one reports that medications have been taken, or whenever your loved one does not report they've been taken. See the Medication Rules help page for more information.

    Medication Options

    Setting the Optional Alert Tone

    If you would like an optional alert sound to accompany the reminder when it first displays, select one in the Reminder Options window. To set the Reminder Options:

    GC-01-OUM-0011 Rev C