With the right assisted living wifi system, seniors can stay connected to their loved ones in a way that is as easy as using a smartphone. Tech-savvy seniors expect fast, high-quality Wi-Fi and that’s becoming an essential component of their quality of life in senior living and care facilities.
A robust assisted living wifi system can provide a wide range of online services for residents, from social media to e-commerce. It can also allow them to explore new interests and pick up hobbies, as well as keep current on news and events going on in their community.
In many cases, the real value of a residential Wi-Fi network in a senior care facility isn’t even about resident Internet access, but rather the wireless sensor technology that enables a range of operational efficiencies and maintains resident safety and health. This is why the capital investment in a residential Wi-Fi system can often be considered as one of infrastructure rather than a resident benefit.
Staying Connected: How Assisted Living WiFi Systems Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors
For example, Intrex’s Rythmos falls detection alert device is designed to go far beyond the traditional nurse call pendant or pocket pager. It provides an instant wireless link between a resident and staff, including detailed text messages, audible alerts and visual notifications. It can even account for different wear styles, higher or lower sensitivity levels, and periods of stillness following a fall to ensure that the right help is sent promptly.
It is important that any broadband solution for seniors’ homes be specifically engineered for the layout and building materials of each individual facility, ensuring proper coverage on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands through a combination of RF planning and architecture and intelligent access point placement. Additionally, the wireless platform should enable granular control of service delivery from application blocking to sector prioritization down to the client devices themselves.