Allure group chooses patient monitoring system

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The Allure Group announced it will have the first network of skilled nursing facilities in Manhattan and Brooklyn to use the EarlySense contact-free patient monitoring system.

The system tracks vital signs, including giving staff real-time monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate and movement through sensors under a mattress or a chair cushion. It alerts medical staff for adverse events such as heart rate irregularities. The EarlySense system also has shown correlation to a 45% reduction in patient falls, 60% reduction in pressure ulcer development and 80% reduction in code blue events, executives said.

“Investment in the EarlySense technology represents Allure Group's ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality care for more than 1,500 resident patients throughout our network,” said Melissa Powell, chief operating officer of Allure Group. “Through improved patient monitoring and data collection, our medical staff will be alerted before serious problems occur and can respond to patients' specific needs swiftly and effectively. This is another step forward in our evolution of advanced care.”

The Allure Group's Bedford Center will be the first nursing facility in New York City to receive the EarlySense technology for its 200 beds. EarlySense will be installed at Allure's five other nursing and rehabilitation centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn by the end of the year, officials said.