Valley View Residence – a 64-bed facility in Collie, Western Australia, is the first aged care provider in WA to introduce LenexaCARE®, an innovative pressure injury prevention technology.
Developed by Lenexa Medical, the device is a fabric-based sensor fitted into mattresses, offering real-time monitoring of residents’ positions. This platform not only assists in repositioning residents but also sends alerts to caregivers, reducing the risk of pressure injuries, a significant concern in aged care settings.
LenexaCARE® was awarded highly commended in Inside Ageing’s 2022 Future of Ageing Awards for the Technology: Business category…Read more.
Pressure injuries, often preventable but costly complications, impact patients and residents, causing suffering and burdening healthcare systems. LenexaCARE® aims to alleviate this issue by providing personalised, around-the-clock monitoring. Preliminary results from pilots indicate up to a 67% reduction in residents’ time spent in at-risk positions, potentially leading to substantial cost savings and improved staff productivity for aged care providers.
LenexaCARE® not only prevents pressure injuries but also lightens the load on caregivers. The technology’s integration into existing nurse call systems and potential global applicability positions it as a transformative solution for the widespread issue of pressure injuries in healthcare.