Heritage Northcote begins using sleep monitoring technology

Independent aged care provider Heritage Care is one of the first providers to roll out the
Talius SleepSense bed sensor as part of their new Northcote facility in Melbourne’s inner north.

The sensor technology developed by HSC Technology Group (ASX: HSC) is a non-wearable bed sensor that monitors residents’ vital signs and sleep cycles – designed to provide alerts with respect to falls and health emergencies. The Talius platform records this data, offering staff this information in real-time along with heart rate and breathing patterns.

Ailiene Faccin, Residence Manager at Heritage Northcote, says SleepSense technology is far superior to the outdated sensor mats that were traditionally used since the 1980s.

“I’m very excited about it, in fact I think it’s fantastic. I’ve been in aged care for about
14 years and I’ve never seen it before”

Ailiene Faccin, Residence Manager at Heritage Northcote

“As SleepSense is an electronic system, we don’t have to worry about sensor mats, which we know can fail—and also provide no dignity for the resident. With the SleepSense being placed under the leg or wheel of the bed itself, it provides the Resident with quality uninterrupted sleep that can be monitored from the nurses’ station.

“If residents have people coming into their room every two hours, it can be overwhelming and frightening. Whereas with the SleepSense we don’t have to disturb them overnight. This means we do not have to intrude on their privacy and preserves a Resident’s dignity unless necessary” explains Ailiene.

The Talius platform and sensors work to solve four big challenges faced by providers: compliance, staff engagement, communication with family, and resident autonomy.

It is also a unique point of difference for providers wishing to differentiate themselves in the eyes of consumers.


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