Tablets and i-pads In Nursing Homes Provide Memories – Keep Them Safe With Alpha Thunder Tags
The use of i-pads and tablets in medical practices has been growing at a rapid pace. Doctors are consulting each other using tablets, patient records are digitalized, and prescription crosschecks are a few of the benefits of mobile medical devices. Another area in the medical field where computer tablets and i-pads are proving to be useful is in the nursing home industry. Nursing home patients are finding new experiences open to them by using i-pads and tablets and medical apps are allowing them to monitor such things as blood sugar levels with a diabetes app. It is encouraging to see emerging technology improve the lives of older citizens. With the increased use of computer tablets and i-pads in assisted living and nursing homes, there also is a potential for tablet theft or i-pad theft. Alpha Thunder Tags and Classic N10 antennas can provide the necessary protection to keep the equipment in the home where it belongs.
Whether the concern is about potential dishonest employee theft or visitors stealing i-pads and tablets, when Alpha Thunder Tags are applied to the devices the opportunity for theft is significantly reduced. Thunder Tags have an adhesive backing that secures them tightly to the item to be protected. A built in tamper alarm prevents someone from removing the tag without alerting staff that they are doing so. When Checkpoint Classic N10 antennas are set up at all entry and exit doors, any device with a tag on it will cause the antenna to alarm when the tag is too close. Alpha Thunder Tags are also a 3-alarm tag which means that if someone gets out a door protected by an antenna, an alarm built into the tag will sound a very loud alert. It’s hard to beat a protective device that has a tamper alarm, antenna activation and built in theft alarm.
So what is it that i-pads and tablets are doing to improve the quality of life for older men and women? As I mentioned above there are medical apps that are helping seniors to monitor their blood glucose levels. There are also new experiences for those who had not previously used computer tablets. On the website “My Better Nursing Home”, Dr. Eleanor Barbera points out the use of Pandora to give patients “access to their favorite music (for inspiration in Rehab, or to drown out the buzzers and overhead pages”. She mentions games being available to patients to help stay sharp. On aplaceformom.com blog writer Dana Larsen points out other benefits of i-pads for memory care patients:
• They provide alternative means of communication for patients who can’t express themselves as they would like to
• Music libraries can trigger memories of their past
• They encourage socialization between residents through games, apps and internet search features
• Use of the i-pads provides a means for more communication with their children and grandchildren
• Emails and downloads of photos can be shared and are now pride of place in resident’s rooms.
I would add that while Ms. Larsen was specifically addressing i-pads, I would include tablets as fulfilling the same functions.
With so many functions and personal memories being saved on these electronic devices, it would truly be a shame for a resident to experience a tablet theft or i-pad theft. Pictures and emails that make such a difference to a resident’s comfort should not be at risk of being stolen. Protecting mobile devices with an anti-theft device only makes sense.
Nursing homes and assisted living residences should help to protect their vulnerable clients. Adding Classic N10 antennas to all entry points and using Alpha Thunder Tags to prevent tablet theft and i-pad theft only makes sense. Provide patients and their families with peace of mind, and invest in anti-theft technology.
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