Benchmark Senior Living Selects STANLEY Healthcare's Resident Safety Solution for New Senior Living Community

Integrated solution for emergency call, wander management and access control part of Benchmark's program to invest in technologies that improve the resident experience

WALTHAM, Mass., May 21, 2014 — STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of visibility solutions and analytics to advance the quality of care for the healthcare industry, today announced that it is supplying an integrated solution for resident safety and security to Benchmark Senior Living, at the new Split Rock community opening soon in Shelton, Connecticut.

The solution encompasses several of STANLEY Healthcare's leading solutions for senior living, including Wi-Fi based mobile emergency call and wander management with the AeroScout® RTLS solution, fixed call points for emergency call, and access control from STANLEY Security.

Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock is a state-of-the-art community for seniors offering both assisted living and memory care accommodation. The new solution from STANLEY Healthcare will help increase safety and security for residents, visitors and staff. Assisted living residents will have the ability to call for help from anywhere within the community via portable pendants, while the STANLEY Healthcare wander management solution will reduce the risk of wandering for residents in the memory care neighborhood. In addition, fixed call stations installed throughout the community will enable residents, visitors or staff to call for assistance for themselves or others. Finally, software-driven central security and event management from STANLEY Security will assist Split Rock with managing its access control.

"Benchmark Senior Living strives to give residents freedom of choice and control over every aspect of their lives, with programs, services and technologies to keep them active and involved," said Allison Guthertz, Vice President of Quality Resident Services at Benchmark Senior Living, "The solution provided by STANLEY Healthcare supports our ongoing focus on safety and also helps remove barriers to participation in the life of the community. Knowing that they can call for help at any time will provide great peace of mind for residents and their families."

The STANLEY Healthcare solution will also enable improved workflow for the staff of Split Rock. Alerts will be directed to staff via Apple iPod® mobile digital devices and e-mail, enabling prompt response to an alert. In addition, the solution will enable staff to locate residents at any time in an emergency or for other purposes, such as administering medication.

"STANLEY Healthcare is proud to enable senior living communities to elevate resident quality of life through the use of innovative visibility solutions and analytics," said Jason Santamaria, President of STANLEY Healthcare. "By providing Split Rock with a powerful suite of unified solutions and services, we look forward to helping them deliver personalized care that enables independence and dignity, improves staff productivity and increases operational efficiency in entirely new ways."

The new LEED-certified Split Rock community exemplifies Benchmark Senior Living's goal to leverage technology to enrich the lives of residents under its Live Now Live Well initiative. In addition to the integrated safety and security solutions from STANLEY Healthcare, Split Rock will incorporate a range of communication technologies to promote engagement with family and the community.

About Benchmark Senior Living
Benchmark Senior Living, based in Wellesley, Massachusetts is committed to setting the standard of excellence in senior housing. Benchmark develops, owns and manages senior living communities in the northeast including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. For more information, visit www.benchmarkseniorliving.com

About STANLEY Healthcare
STANLEY Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety, security and operational efficiency. The STANLEY Healthcare solution set enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operations & Workflow and Supply Chain & Asset Management. These solutions are complemented by consulting, training, implementation and integration services. STANLEY Healthcare is proud to be part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Visit www.stanleyhealthcare.com and follow STANLEY Healthcare on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About STANLEY Security 
STANLEY Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is a provider of integrated security solutions defining the future of the security industry. STANLEY delivers a comprehensive suite of security products, software and integrated systems with a strong emphasis on service. STANLEY is powered by a culture of continuous innovation, providing revolutionary technology and unmatched customer service to commercial, institutional and industrial businesses and organizations. We focus on complete customer transparency and operational excellence in the five customer touchpoints: account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing. STANLEY takes pride in our signature approach to doing business – offering global resources, with a local touch. As one of the world's largest and most comprehensive security providers, we're protecting what's important to you by designing, installing, servicing and monitoring an extensive array of products and solutions that span the entire security spectrum:

  • Intrusion, Fire, Access Control and Video Surveillance Systems
  • Systems Integration & Vertical Market Solutions
  • Automatic Entrance Solutions
  • Door Locking Hardware, Closers & Exit Devices
  • Master Keyed Systems
  • Safe Lock & Vault Solutions
  • RTLS Asset Visibility Solutions
  • Iris Biometric Identity Authentication Solutions
  • UL & Bilingual ULC Monitoring Services
  • Real-Time, Online eServices

For more information, visit www.stanleysecurity.com or call 855-5-STANLEY.

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