Plugging the cash drain
Every year, nursing homes pay out thousands of dollars to replace hearing aids, dentures, and a host of other expensive devices. In many homes, it's not a question of
if things will get lost, but when and how many. The loss of hearing aids and dentures has become accepted as an inevitable cost of running a nursing home, and with the cost of a pair of
dentures exceeding $1,000 and a pair of top-quality hearing aids surpassing $5,000, replacement costs have become a significant line item in nursing homes' operating budgets.
While individually, a remote control, a shirt, or a laundry bag is relatively inexpensive, replacing items like these on a weekly basis can quickly add up. With Scandent, nursing homes
can prevent these items from walking out the door or going out with the garbage or laundry.
By tagging hearing aids, dentures, electronics, medical devices, and other resident and facility property, Scandent can directly save nursing homes tens of thousands of dollars every year
on replacement costs. For the average Scandent customer, the savings in the first year alone far outweighs the cost of implementing the system.