Courting Success

Solid State complete major work


Leading specialist electrical installation company, Solid State, has
successfully installed a wealth of call communication and dementia care
equipment at Abbey Court, a purpose-built facility in Cheshire for people
with dementia and other mental health needs.

Efficiency is essential in any care environment and the installation of one
of C-TEC’s powerful Quantec addressable call systems was deemed vital to
save staff time, minimise disturbance and improve patient care at the
30-bedroomed h ome.

Quantec’s unique staff pendants ensure that patients receive the highest
standards of care at the facility which is split into two sections – a
20-bedroomed unit housing people living with dementia and a 10-bedroomed
unit for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. The
pendants (each programmed with a unique User ID) allow nursing or security
staff entering rooms to log their ‘Attendance’ via an infrared call point or
receiver. By clicking their special infrared pendant, every visit to a room
is logged in Quantec’s unique Surveyor data management software.

According to Graham Bell, Solid State’s Sales Manager, this has enormous
advantages. Said Graham: ‘The benefits of Quantec’s Attendance feature are
immense – managers can rest assured that patients are being cared for and
regularly checked on and staff can use the system to prove they are doing
their job properly. Combined with the User ID function, which pinpoints
exactly which member of staff has attended each room, Attendance is a very
powerful tool."

Solid State’s engineers also interfaced bed exit mats to the Quantec system
using a number of Dementia Interface Units. As a result, staff are alerted
if a patient leaves his or her bed at the home which is managed by
Alternative Futures Group, a charitable organisation providing support,
care, specialist services and accommodation for people with mental health
problems and learning disabilities.

For more information, contact Solid State on 01257 463018.


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