OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey, October 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Reformed Church Home, a top-rated skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living community in Old Bridge, has been named a winner in the 2015 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards competition. Kate Shepard, Executive Director and Administrator at the Home, announced that implementation of the EarlySense continuous monitoring system earned them a certificate of merit in the Dignity Through Technology category, which recognizes long-term care communities that have harnessed technology to improve the level of dignity for their residents.
Continuous, contact-free monitoring of rehabilitation residents with the EarlySense System enables the clinical team at Reformed Church Home to provide care at the bedside before a potential adverse event occurs. Such compassionate, proactive care is a top priority for the Home as it continuously strives to reduce hospital readmission rates for their residents, a key challenge for all rehabilitation centers. Reformed Church Home is the first long-term care community in New Jersey to employ the EarlySense System.
"The annual McKnight's awards competition recognizes providers who have embraced technology to make life better for their residents. This is an extremely competitive contest, and to be selected as one of the few honorees is a rewarding accomplishment," stated Shepard. Submissions were judged by an independent panel sponsored by McKnight's Long-Term Care News, a respected business news magazine serving the institutional long-term care field.
The EarlySense System was specifically designed to assist clinical staff in avoiding potentially adverse events, detecting patient deterioration sooner, or in alerting staff to patient movement, which may result in an unwanted bed exit or fall. As a completely alarm-free facility, Reformed Church Home implemented the technology to help analyze movement patterns in high-fall-risk residents to reduce the possibility of falls and potential injuries, while simultaneously monitoring unexpected changes in heart rate and respiration rate. "With EarlySense, our beds are smarter and our care more proactive than ever," continued Shepard.
About Reformed Church Home
Reformed Church Home is a highly respected, not-for-profit healthcare center offering assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and respite care to seniors of all faiths and beliefs. The community consistently has been awarded outstanding annual surveys from the State of NJ Department of Health, and has won numerous awards in addition to the McKnight's Dignity Through Technology award. These include the Embracing Quality Award from Providigm (2013-2015); 5-star Quality of Care ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services each quarter since inception of the program in 2008; and Best of the Best Assisted Living Community in Middlesex County (2014 and 2015). For additional information, please contact Andrea Walls, Director of Marketing, at +1-732-607-9230, or visit http://www.reformedchurchhome.org
EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free and continuous patient monitoring, assists clinicians in early detection of patient deterioration and in identifying and preventing potential adverse events such as patient falls and pressure ulcers. The company's solutions monitor heart and respiratory rate, as well as movement, with a unique sensor that is placed under the mattress. The system was designed to address safety challenges among at-risk patients in acute-care hospitals and long-term care communities. EarlySense International headquarters is located in Israel, and the US headquarters is in Waltham, MA. The EarlySense System is currently functional in hospitals and rehabilitation centers in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.EarlySense.com
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