Unobtrusive Sensors and Silent Paging
The Vigil Monitoring System
The Vigil System was designed by caregivers specifically to aid in the care of residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Residents suffering from dementia can have difficulties utilizing a traditional nurse call system. The Vigil system directly address issues like these for our memory care residents. Western Slope is the only senior living community in Colorado utilizing the Vigil Monitoring System.
How Does The Vigil System call for help?
The Vigil System uses passive sensors to monitor the movement of individuals while in their apartments. It then gathers the information about each resident’s activities and alerts caregivers when these activities are outside of their normal or safe behavior patterns.
Why is silent paging better?
We use the Vigil system to help maintain as calm and home-like environment as possible. The unobtrusive sensors and silent paging remove the need for audible alarms or flashing lights that would agitate anyone with or without memory issues. By providing unobtrusive monitoring without the noise and institutional feel inherent in many nurse call technologies, the Vigil System allows your loved one’s new home to be just that, a home.
Why doesn’t everyone have the Vigil System?
Given all of the benefits that the Vigil System provides you may be wondering why doesn’t every community have it. Vigil is an expensive system that needs to be installed when a building is constructed. It is actually hardwired into the walls as opposed to other less reliable wireless options. It also requires comprehensive training throughout the entire community and a level of greater sophistication across our entire staff.