State of the Art Technology for Greater Peace of Mind: The CarePoint Safety System with AutoAlert

Safety is the utmost concern at The Annapolitan. That’s why we are the only assisted living community in Anne Arundel County offering the new CarePoint Safety System with AutoAlert from Philips.

pendant The CarePoint Safety System with AutoAlert automatically alerts our staff when a resident falls. Plus, it gives our residents the ability to call for help without the worry of getting to the nearest pull cord or telephone.

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, and one of the most challenging concerns to manage. At The Annapolitan, we’d already put in place an abundance of physical safety features to decrease fall risk: grab bars strategically located in the bathrooms, walk-in showers with built-in benches, wide and easily navigable hallways with hand rails, plus regular hands-on assistance.

And now, we’ve gone a step further to protect our residents with new, state-of-the-art technology.

  • CarePoint sensors learn an individual resident’s movements, and detect the difference between normal movement such as sitting down in a chair, and movement of a fall. Sensors track and analyze movement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The AutoAlert system immediately notifies staff that a resident has fallen. If the assigned caregiver does not respond within a certain time, alerts are sent to additional caregivers and management. This allows us to track the response time of our staff and ensure that help is always available quickly.
  • Because the system is automatic, staff are alerted to a fall without the resident pulling a cord or pushing a button, removing concern about cognitively or physically impaired residents being unable to use the system.
  • The system is secure. There are multiple backups in the event of a computer failure or power outage.

The system helps prevent falls as well. A push button pendant that instantly alerts staff to a resident’s need means that help is summoned without risking a fall by reaching for a pull cord or walking to a telephone.

The Annapolitan is the only assisted living community in Annapolis using this system to protect elder residents. It’s all part of our commitment to safety, security, and peace of mind.

For more information about the CarePoint System and The Annapolitan’s safety programs, please contact the Annapolitan at 410-757-7000.