Home Nurse Facilities Accushield’s love meter tackles isolation in seniors’ residences and skilled nursing facilities

Accushield’s love meter tackles isolation in seniors’ residences and skilled nursing facilities

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ATLANTA, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the past nine years, Accushield has been an innovative leader in digital connection. Additionally, they have developed a healthcare visitor management system designed by executive directors to help senior living communities, nursing homes and hospitals detect who is in their building. For example, a case study done at Celebration Village in Acworth, Georgia, an AgeWell living community, used the Accushield Love Meter to measure each resident’s visitation data as it correlated with isolation and loneliness.

Isolation is one of the most pressing issues facing seniors today. According to AARP, more than a third of Americans over 45 report feeling lonely or isolated on a regular basis (Anderson & Thayer, 2018). What is even more surprising is that this number increases in the older population, with the most common predictors of loneliness being their social network, physical isolation, age, depression, urbanity, anxiety and overall health (Anderson & Thayer, 2018). Accushield aims to identify and address the need for preventative health care in seniors’ communities. With more and more seniors suffering from chronic loneliness, this new technology provides community managers with the tools to identify the problem at the source.

For Celebration Village in Acworth, Georgia, the Love Meter plays a vital role in the community’s Masterpiece Living program.

“The Accushield Love Meter is a powerful tool that combats isolation in Celebration Village, Acworth. It promotes social, intellectual and spiritual growth within our community, as part of the Masterpiece Living philosophy. The Love Meter feature prevents the isolation and loneliness of residents by having easy access to reports that illustrate who is receiving visitors and who is not.” — Keith Magnan, Vice President of Operations, AgeWell Living.

Accushield created Love Meter technology to help providers track social isolation using data and analytics. Designed to raise awareness of isolation levels at the facility level, the Love Meter provides facility managers with real-time insight into how members of their community are connected and where they might need more support. Tracking this data makes it easy to determine the quality of interactions between caregivers and residents of senior living facilities and to prioritize the reduction of loneliness as a key preventative health issue for seniors.

The Love Meter is a data point pulled from the community’s visitor history that allows you to see the least visited residents of the building.

“Isolation and depression go hand in hand,” says Charles Mann, co-founder and CSO of Accushield. “Thus, understanding who the less-visited residents are can improve the overall health of the community and prevent disgruntled residents from leaving.”

Benefits of using Accushield’s Love Meter technology include:

  • Identify less visited residents
  • Prevent isolation and loneliness
  • Automate Visitor History Reporting

To learn more, visit https://www.accushield.com/.

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About Accushield

Since 2013, Accushield has been the innovative leader in connecting and medical screening solutions for staff, visitors, residents and third-party caregivers. The Accushield solution was designed by executive directors to help senior living communities, nursing homes and hospitals know who is in their buildings, enabling the creation of a safer and healthier environment. Accushield’s tablet-based kiosk replaces manual paper logbooks with a streamlined login and medical screening process for all visitors, staff, third-party caregivers and residents entering and exiting the building. To learn more, visit: https://www.accushield.com

Anderson, G. Oscar and Colette E. Thayer. Loneliness and social ties: a national survey of adults aged 45 and over. Washington, DC: AARP Research, September 2018. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00246.001

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