Clients at Parkhaven Trust’s newest development, The Beeches, benefit from better sleep, thanks to new acoustic monitoring technology.

Acoustic Monitoring is an intelligent nurse call system which supports staff in improving care quality and providing greater privacy for residents.

Sensors monitor sound levels in residents’ rooms using algorithms that react to a range of noises. When any sound profile exceeds its individually set threshold, alerts are sent to the monitoring station. This helps staff to assess whether any assistance is needed. This reduces the number of in-person checks, which often disturb residents. This offers peace of mind for residents and their families.

Kim Crowe, Chief Executive at Parkhaven Trust said: “We are delighted with the installation of the acoustic monitoring system. It means that our residents are able to get a better nights sleep and can wake up feeling refreshed.

Acoustic monitoring, circadian lighting and electronic care planning have all been installed   to ensure that people are supported and cared for using the latest technology.

Along with this new technology residents and family members can also be assured of Parkhaven’s longstanding values of kindness, caring and putting our residents at the heart of everything we do.”

The Beeches is a state of the art residential and nursing service for people with dementia.

Parkhaven Trust used their experience and guidance from the Dementia Design Centre at Stirling University to design a building that provides the highest quality environment to cater for the needs of people with dementia.

Three households have been created which will care for up to 15 people in each one, creating a more homely atmosphere with access to the gardens and set in the beautiful and historic parkland of Parkhaven Trust.