AgeWell Summary of Observations and Discussion

Description: The Toch  Sleepsense bed occupancy sensing technology was installed  in 15 rooms for a period of five months, within the Ottawa based Courtyards on Eagleson, All Seniors Care retirement community for dementia care. Funded by the Ontario BioScience Innovation Organization’s (OBIO’s) Early Adopter Health Network Program, the research and coordination of the project was run and administered by researchers at the Bruyère Research Institute and in collaboration with the AGE-WELL SAM3 National Innovation Hub. 

Summary of Conclusion: Sleepsense facilitated the timely attendance to residents that are at risk of wandering or falling, possibly reducing the risk of morbidity. Additionally, staff efficiency could be improved as the need for routine physical checks of residents is reduced as up to the minute status of residents is available online.