Central monitoring system.
ADT of Boca Raton, Florida, has created an emergency call system
with a central monitoring station especially for use in senior care
facilities. Senior-WATCH centralizes all existing security devices, such
as smoke detectors, access control, and burglar alarms, and it also can
record and store medical history information for residents. A resident
can pull a call cord in the bathroom or bedroom when-ever assistance is
needed and it will signal an attendant for quick response. In addition,
after each resident checks in each morning, the system automatically
reports on those who have not checked in. The system keeps records of
staff interaction with residents, which helps management monitor
employee performance and provides evidence in disputes about the amount
of care provided.