Crain's New York Business
- August 11, 2011 - When "Where did I put my keys?" becomes "Where did I put my teeth?" it's often an elderly nursing home resident doing the asking.
Tech to the rescue. At Island Nursing and Rehab Center in Stony Brook, L.I., a new system called Scandent is helping retrieve residents' dentures, glasses, hearing aids and other personal items.
Technicians embed radio frequency ID tags into such items, and then mount tag readers at key points, such as hallways near the laundry and garbage disposal rooms, and at the point where dining
trays are returned to the kitchen. Scandent also provides handheld readers...Read full article
Island Nursing and Rehab Center
- June 27, 2011 - Island Nursing and Rehab Center is one of the first nursing facilities in the nation to utilize Scandent technology,
a new state-of-the-art tracking system for residents who misplace their dentures, a common problem among older adults.
A statistically large number of nursing home residents lose their dentures, glasses or hearing aids each year. This causes a resident to have difficulty with eating,
hearing or seeing. Denture loss, in particular, often leads to weight loss and more serious health problems...
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