The Wales Home Recognized for Leadership in Resident Safety with STANLEY Healthcare Wi-Fi Solution

Honored by the Quebec government for “Guardian Angel” program
encompassing facility-wide RTLS resident safety



WALTHAM, Mass., December 30, 2013STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to congratulate The Wales Home, located in Cleveland, Quebec, Canada, for being recognized by the Quebec government for its leadership in resident safety innovation.


The Wales Home received an honorable mention in the Prix d’Excellence awards of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services in the “Security of care and services” category for its “Guardian Angel” program. The Prix d’Excellence awards recognize outstanding leadership in healthcare and social services throughout the province of Quebec.


The Guardian Angel program consists of three initiatives to ensure safety, quality of care and independence for seniors: the creation of a therapeutic Alzheimer’s garden; the modernization of The Wales Home, including its Alzheimer’s units, to maximize resident wellbeing; and the deployment of STANLEY Healthcare’s AeroScout® Wi-Fi resident safety solution.


The AeroScout solution at The Wales Homes provides protection to residents in all part of the facility. Every resident in assisted and independent living carries a small Wi-Fi tag, which they can use to call for help anywhere in the building and outside in the extensive grounds. In addition, the solution monitors residents in the long term care units who may be at risk of wandering. The Wales Home also leverages the STANLEY Healthcare RTLS platform for wireless temperature monitoring of conditions in its server room and refrigerators in its kitchen.


“The Wales Home has worked very hard to improve its performance in all areas to realize the best possible quality of life for residents, and it’s very gratifying to have that recognized,” says Brendalee Piironen, executive director of The Wales Home. “It takes a cooperative effort to make this happen, not only from our dedicated staff and army of volunteers, but also from our technology partners like STANLEY Healthcare. Our goal is to make RTLS resident safety technology an industry best practice, and we appreciate the commitment and support we have received from STANLEY Healthcare.”


The Prix d’Excellence recognition comes on the heels of several other awards in 2013 for The Wales Home, including Residence of the Year from the Quebec Association of Seniors’ Residences, a certificate of merit from the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Award, and overall winner at the Gala Reconnaissance Estrie 2013 which recognizes outstanding enterprises in the Estrie region of Quebec.


“We are very pleased to congratulate The Wales Home on this well-deserved award,” says Diane Hosson, director of security solutions at STANLEY Healthcare. “The leadership shown by Brendalee Piironen and the staff of The Wales Home has resulted not only in great improvement in the lives of residents at the home; it is also helping to improve quality of life at many other facilities that have taken inspiration from The Wales Home and its success.”


Learn more on The Wales Home’s unique history and approach to resident care at the STANLEY Healthcare YouTube channel.

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