Care Home Residents
In the past care homes residents were used to receiving visits from family and loved ones as often as they liked. They benefited from morale-enhancing visits from local primary schools, football clubs, scouts, cubs and guide groups etc. These visits brought joy to the elderly, bridging the generation gap through group activities such as arts and crafts and by learning about each other’s lives.
With lockdowns and other COVID preventive measures, such visits and group activities have inevitably stopped. The absence of communal activities that used to enhance residents’ mental health and wellbeing has been curtailed, negatively impacting mental and physical health. Research has also showed that inactivity and low level of engagement leads to a loss of physical functions, social isolation, poor behavioural symptoms and, simply, a poorer quality of life.
We have dedicated our resources to try to enhance the wellbeing and health of Care Home Residents through technology. We have developed unique solutions that bring residents closer to their loved ones, while stimulating their minds and occupying their time with interactive games. These can also be played with other residents in a fun, safe, and engaging way.
The health of staff and residents is central to our thinking; we have developed facilities to monitor staff and residents for fever using infrared non-contact, non-intrusive technology. This creates a barrier to stop disease entering a care home and enables real-time monitoring of residents to ensure constant peace of mind.
If a visitor or staff member shows a temperature or are not wearing a mask (based on the setting of the system) access to the building is not provided and the facilities manager receives a notification. We can also provide cameras that take multiple temperature readings at the same time for ongoing monitoring of residents whilst they are in common areas of the facility.
Our hardware features a healthcare grade infrared sensor for accuracy within 0.3 degrees Celsius and it is currently successfully used by Care Homes in Britain.
FAQ answered by
Care Home Regional Manager Millard House | Corner House | Corner Lodge
Fever screening feedback
1. Why thermo imaging cameras?
2. How long has the care home been using the system for?
3. What do the residents think about the system?
4. What do the visitors think about the system?
5. How did you find the installation process and turnaround?
6. How does the care home find the operation of the system on a day to day basis?
7. How has the system helped the care home so far?
8. Would you recommend Microstrategies for other care homes?
Manager Millard House