Ohio community expands Status Solutions product use

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Feridean Commons in Westerville, OH, has expanded its use of Status Solutions products for increasing resident safety, the company announced.

The 18-acre senior living community provides independent and assisted living for more than 100 residents. Feridean Commons implemented the SARA (Situational Awareness and Response Assistant) automated alerting engine in 2010 to centralize monitoring, alerting and reporting for two nurse call systems.

It recently decided to use pre-programmed mobile dashboards on Apple iPhones. They will let providers respond to resident-care situations more quickly, initiate alerts and associated response plans more effectively, and escalate/notify others as necessary, executives said.

"These mobile dashboards replace the current walkie-talkie paging system we use in our assisted living facility, which will give those residents more privacy and help us create an environment that is less institutional and more peaceful and homelike," explains Ron Pyle, Feridean Commons' vice president and general manager. "Staff workflow also will improve because they can see who's on shift and therefore available to help when additional assistance is needed, and they can summon it quietly.”