Over the past few months Providence Manor has upgraded and replaced many safety and security systems in the Home. The new systems improve resident safety and bring the Home in-line with Ministry requirements.
Here is a list of four key upgrades that has improved resident care:
New nurse call system: the call system has ensured that residents can access the resident-staff communication and response system in all areas of the home, including the dining room, cafeteria and activity spaces.
Consolidated security systems: a majority of key pads have been replaced with a card swipe system to guarantee safety and security of residents.
Access to exterior doors: all staff and volunteers require their photo ID badge to unlock stairwells and exterior doors with card access readers: this prevents residents from accessing stairwells, where the risk of injury is increased.
After-hours cameras: a camera at the main entrance will be monitored by Protection Services, who will verify residents and open the doors as needed.
These upgrades that have substantially increased resident safety are thanks to the wonderful community supporters who donate to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. Audible doors alarms will be installed this month as part of the final phase of upgrades.