Announcement for second phase of acoustic monitoring installation
CLB announces its second phase of installation with Treloar’s School and College for Disabled Young People. In March 2019, Treloar’s added CLB’s nurse call and acoustic monitoring system into Gloucester House, covering 30 bedrooms. Following the success of the first phase and the benefits being so evident, Treloar’s has made the decision to roll out an additional instalment phase that will see the system added to a further 80 rooms, across the remainder of their three boarding houses.
Many of the students at Treloar’s have extremely complex needs, which means they are not able to summon assistance via the standard nurse call system. For those students, the school and college previously used a variety of domestic style audio/video monitors. However, as this number of students requiring these increased, it became clear that a more effective and streamlined form of monitoring was needed to provide more rapid and efficient assistance.
“With radio frequencies of domestic style audio monitors challenging to maintain and a number of students requiring remote visual monitoring, video monitors were being introduced, but were often unreliable. Consequently, support workers were required to conduct additional ad-hoc checks on residents throughout the day and night, disturbing residents’ sleep and putting extra pressure on residential staff”. It was clear we needed a more sophisticated solution for the wellbeing of both our residents and for those caring for them.” Comments Jane Hayden – Head of Technology at Treloar’s.
“Since using CLB’s bespoke acoustic monitoring and nurse call system, Treloar’s has seen a positive impact on both staff productivity and resident wellbeing. As a result, we have seen faster responses, a better level of care and improved quality of life for our residents due to more accurate resident notifications and alerts for staff. Students now benefit from a better quality of sleep due to carers being able to conduct checks remotely without having to open bedroom doors and disturb students.”
“A student who boards at the college used to choose to have her door open at night as she was aware that staff needed to check her hourly and it woke her up if staff had to open her door. Once Treloar’s introduced the CLB Acoustic Monitoring system she was over the moon as she could now sleep with her door shut, safe in the knowledge that staff could check her via the CLB Acoustic Monitoring system,” adds Jane Hayden, Head of Technology at Treloar’s School and College for Disabled Young People.
“It is CLB’s mission to support care environments and influence a greater independence and quality of life for both staff and students – ultimately creating a happier, more positive environment for everyone. CLB’s market leading acoustic monitoring system frees carers from unnecessary hourly checks to focus on valuable tasks and providing a higher quality of personal care, while monitoring for all needs across the site. Our aim is to create products that have intrinsic value for all people that make up a care setting,” Phillip Moorcraft, UK Director at CLB.