Panasonic Debuts Senior Care Facility Solution

Panasonic System has announced a vertical solution for senior care facilities, available via the channel: An integrated communications and alarm management system designed to optimize staff efficiency and increase response times.

The offering gives caregivers and healthcare staff an enhanced workflow, improved patient safety and satisfaction, and reduced personnel costs for the facility.

The Panasonic Senior Care Facility Communications Solution is a comprehensive system equipped with four components: Direct Care Connect (DCC), DCare, the KX-DTU100 Digital Communications Terminal and DECT cordless handsets.

DCC enables real-time alarm status and monitoring, alarm management with multiple levels of escalation, and comprehensive historical reports, while the KX-DTU100 Digital Communications Terminal enables two-way communication in the patients’ rooms. DCare supports these efforts by sending alarm notifications via Wi-Fi to a caregiver’s Android-based mobile terminal and escalating alarms to DECT cordless handsets when necessary. If a facility does not have Wi-Fi, DECT cordless handsets can be used to replace fragile walkie-talkies with a reliable two-way communicator that enables nurses to speak with patients from anywhere.

By leveraging the actionable data from these components, facility managers can improve patient care and satisfaction, ensure fewer empty beds, accurately bill their services and potentially reduce operational costs, the company said.

“The Panasonic Senior Care Facility Communications Solution will revolutionize how staff are able to deliver care and interact with patients and residents within senior care facilities,” said Oliver Bodden, product manager of unified communications at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “The accountability and connectivity enabled by this full suite of products, which was designed specifically for the health care industry, empowers senior care facilities to provide quality care while diminishing staff’s alarm fatigue. Plus, with customizable features and software add-ons, facilities can tailor solutions to fit their specific needs.”