We live in a world where everyone is looking for immediate gratification and our aging population isn't immune to the need for instant gratification. Residents are demanding, expect prompt attention, and are unforgiving when their expectations aren't met. You're on the other side with shrinking budgets, a tight labor force, and super demanding patients. Two Way Radios can help your Team better serve Residents, Reduce Foot Steps, and Improve the efficiency of your Facility. Here's how!
Maintenance - Maintenance Issues are ongoing and some are classified as emergencies while others not so much. Having the ability to instantly communicate with your Maintenance Team allows for quick responses, immediate prioritization of jobs, and allows for a quick accounting of where your Maintenance Team is at any time. Best of all, Walkie Talkies make life easier for your Maintenance Team.
Housekeeping - Like Maintenance, your House Keepers are dispatched throughout the facility doing routine cleaning. Two Way Radios make it easy to find them should an accident occur which requires immediate attention. Having the ability to communicate instantly with the HouseKeeping Team keeps everyone on task and reduces lost productivity.
Nursing Staff - Patients expect immediate and prompt assistance and demand a quiet environment. The priority of patient care can change in an instant. The use of two way radios allow you to dispatch your Nursing Team just as quickly. Your Nursing Staff will quickly adapt to the use of walkie talkies to better manage patient care, respond to emergencies, and to hold one another accountable.
Evacuations - The use of two way radios will make evacuating the facility for drills or during an actual incident faster and less chaotic.
Security - Security is at the forefront of everyone's mind these days. Enabling your Security Team to work together to keep your campus safe instantly is easily achieved with the use of two way radios.
Do two way radios violate HIPPA Regulations? No, people violate HIPPA regulations. Patient names should never be communicated through your two way radios to ensure there aren't HIPPA violations.
Does the use of two way radios violate noise ordinances passed by many States? We encourage the use of two way radio headsets to avoid any noise complaints.
How will our Staff wear their walkie talkies? Most walkie talkies are small enough to be worn in the pocket of a smock or scrubs.
How do I determine the type of walkie talkie to buy? We offer Motorola and Kenwood models in various configurations. Wattage and Talkgroups are your two most important considerations. If you have a facility with 300 or less beds, 1 or 2 watt two way radios will work fine. Larger facilities should use 4 Watt two way radios. Talk Groups are simply the different departments you want to be able to talk independently of each other.
Twowayradiocenter.com has been helping Assisted Living Facilities determine the best two way radios for their needs for more than 20 years. Give us a call today to discuss how other facilities are using walkie talkies to improve productivity while providing Residents a higher level of care.