Care homes and nursing homes can benefit from digital signage display screens, for welcoming visitors and displaying your home and services in reception area; helping residents choose meals with picture menus, to reducing hand-over time in nurses stations, ensuring important information is not missed.
A playlist of photos of residents participating in activities, birthday celebrations or memorabilia can be displayed to entertain residents, or a video of gentle exercises.
Menus in picture form, designed to tempt tastebuds, can be scheduled to automatically display at various times of the day or week, making it easier for residents to choose meals, rather than carers having to read out a list of menu items to residents.
Playlists of different presentations, can be scheduled to display on screen at various times of the day or on different days of the week. For example, display a playlist of photos in the morning, automatically change to lunchtime menus mid-morning, followed by a video of care home outings and events in the afternoon, etc.
Changeable messages can be created in simple .txt files, accessible on the network or over the Internet. When staff want to update TodaysReminders.txt StaffMessages.txt or HandOverNotes.txt they simply open the relevant .txt file and change the information, save, and the display screens automatically update.
Spreadsheet information can be edited and displayed using the in-built spreadsheet for nurses stations, back office or head office administration offices, with manual, local network or remote updating of content.
Staff handovers are important. However, staff ending a long, busy shift may be tired and just want to get home, and therefore important information could be missed, that needs communicating to the next shift. Effective communication makes for happy staff and shorter hand-over times.
Messages can quickly and easily be added into a .txt file with automatic updates on display screens, so that all staff are aware of important issues.
When an elderly relative at home was becoming increasingly forgetful with the onset of dementia, we created a Repeat Signage presentation with photos of family memories, and a list of what was happening that day. Many a happy hour can be spent looking at memorable images and family photos, which can be slowed down to allow time to give them chance to process.
Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, it is easy to add or amend a message remotely over the Internet, which automatically updates the laptop display screen or a TV screen, when connected to the Internet.