In nursing homes, the loss of dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and other high-value items is unfortunately all too common.
Beyond the high replacement costs, lost staff time, and damaged relationships, the loss of these items limits residents' ability to hear, see, and communicate. Denture loss is especially devastating, as it restricts
residents' diets and comprises nutrition, which in turn can lead to weight loss and other serious health problems.
The Scandent solution
The Scandent system eliminates item loss in nursing homes. We embed small RFID tags into items such as dentures and glasses, install readers in areas through which lost items are likely
to pass, and provide handheld readers for on-demand searching. When an item is detected, the system alerts staff through a customizable combination of emails, texts, and phone calls.
The savings and benefits
- Save tens of thousands of dollars in item replacement costs
- Save staff time spent looking for lost items, resolving disputes with residents' families, and administering special care to residents
- Eliminate the physical and psychological health problems that result from the loss of dentures, hearing aids, and eyeglasses, and other personal items
- Improve standard of care and resident quality of life