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Centers Health Care Receives McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Award for Enhancing Residents’ Dignity, using PointRF's NoWander™ Platform.

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Centers Health Care has recently received a Certificate of Merit in McKnight’s third annual Excellence in Technology Awards. Centers Health Care was recognized for harnessing technology to improve the level of dignity their residents enjoy.





New York, November 27, 2014 – Centers Health Care has recently received a Certificate of Merit in McKnight’s third annual Excellence in Technology Awards. Centers Health Care was recognized for harnessing technology to improve the level of dignity their residents enjoy.


Centers Health Care in New York, was recognized for using PointRF Solution's NoWander® management system, installed in 21 of CHC’s facilities. They reported that NoWander® has not only increased resident safety, but made it easier to locate staff whose input is needed in a decision, and to find residents who need medication. The annual Excellence in Technology Awards, which is administered by McKnight's and features a nationwide panel of independent judges, recognizes technological innovations that improve elder-care and enhance residents’ dignity and quality of life.


Ensuring residents’ safety and security is a top priority in every nursing facility. Yet, often times security systems interfere with and infringe on the life of the facility, constantly interrupting staff’s workflow with alerts and alarms and limiting residents’ independence and dignity.


The NoWander® Enterprise Platform Management System, combines real time location services (RTLS) with intelligent event notification, enabling a fine balance between a trusted and reliable safety and security system, ensuring residents do not enter unsafe areas, yet increasing residents’ freedom to wander freely where it Is safe for them to do so.


The NoWander® Platform also serves as a data aggregation platform that will enable detailed analysis of activities and interactions across one or many of CHC’s facilities. This promises to be the source of significant insights into policies and procedures, a vehicle for identifying trends and distinguishing initiatives that truly enhance quality of care.


Centers Health Care reported that the NoWander® Platform has improved operational efficiency by saving time to locate residents and staff in critical moments, such as during medication administration, or when staff or equipment was needed immediately. Locating is done without intrusive loudspeaker announcements or using additional devices contributing to smoother workflow and calmer, more home-like atmosphere.


Recognizing trends in resident mobility or departures from established routines and patterns allows the staff to take proactive steps to address changes in resident health status. Understanding how staff time is allocated to different locations helps ensure adequacy and consistency of staff coverage, thus promoting consistent attention to resident needs and improved overall quality of care.


The utilization of the NoWander® Platform has provided CHC with tools that help focus staff attention on providing the highest quality of care for the residents it serves, while at the same time improving the efficiency of its staff and improving utilization of its assets.




Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation Signs Contract to Implement the PointRF NoWander Platform

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New York City Metropolitan-based leader in adult health care and rehabilitation signs agreement for the NoWander Platform, a full facility safety, security, and business intelligence system.





New York, October 28, 2013 – PointRF Solutions LLC (PointRF), a leading provider of safety, security and business intelligence solutions for the health care industry, today announced that Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will deploy its NoWander Platform to gain access to actionable information used to further enhance efficiencies and improve patient care, while enhancing the dignity and quality of life for residents. The multi-year agreement will be implemented in four phases designed to initially deploy the core solution for high-risk residents, gradually expanding to all residents, staff, and assets, and ultimately integrating advanced services for data analysis and business intelligence.


The NoWander Platform is among numerous technological investments that Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation has made over recent years to ensure that its health care and rehabilitation center and network of community health care programs deliver superior care and services. The facility will rely on PointRF’s dynamic positioning system technology and facility control management to maximize resident safety and security without relying on unwarranted lockdowns or erroneous alarms that typically cause alarm fatigue. Staff, Residents, and assets will be outfit with PointRF radio frequency identification (RFID) devices (resident wristbands and staff badges) that allow personalized profiles, permissions, and safety settings. Information collected from these devices is delivered to the key stakeholders through comprehensive reporting, enhancing Parker’s abilities to achieve greater operational efficiencies, more comprehensive assessment and care for residents, and ultimately providing predictive insight into the behavior of all individuals and assets connected to the system.


“Parker continually searches for new and innovative solutions that will provide our residents with the best, state-of-the-art services,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, President and CEO of Parker Jewish Institute. “PointRF’s NoWander Platform fits that description by delivering unparalleled safety and security, while also providing management with insight into how we can maximize efficiency and create the highest level of care for our residents.”


The PointRF NoWander Platform will be providing a comprehensive replacement for Parker’s legacy resident and staff systems, including access control and a wander prevention system. In addition, the NoWander Platform will be integrated into the Parker asset management and payroll systems.


“Our relationship with Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is a milestone in the adoption of platform-based solutions,” said Richard Bauer, President and CEO of PointRF Solutions LLC. “By working with this industry leader, PointRF expects to gain invaluable insights into the needs and operations of Long Term Care facilities, which we can use to further help this market manage, assess, predict and respond to resident behavior.”


About PointRF Solutions LLC.

PointRF™ Solutions LLC is a leading provider of real-time location services (RTLS) and business intelligence solutions. Deploying patent-pending technology, our NoWander® Platform sets a new standard for the way institutions integrate location services along with safety, security and business intelligence technologies into everyday processes, enabling better management, assessment, care and ultimately prediction of the behavior of all individuals and assets. For more information, visit www.pointrf.com


About Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation provides sub-acute care, short term rehabilitation, a nursing home, on-site dialysis, medical transportation, and a network of community health programs, including adult day health care, an Alzheimer’s center, home health care, and hospice. Parker is among the leaders in teaching and geriatric research, and is a partner in AgeWell New York, one of New York’s fastest-growing managed long term care plans. For more information, visit http://www.parkerinstitute.org


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PointRF’s NoWander Platform Helps Queens Center Provide A Safe, Yet Home-Like Facility

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Active RFID-based system for residents & staff eliminates alarm fatigue and lockdowns while delivering greater safety for residents and providing visibility into resident & staff behaviors







New York, October 7, 2013 – PointRF Solutions LLC (PointRF), a leading provider of safety, security and business intelligence solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Queens Center For Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare (Queens Center), a member of Centers for Specialty Care Group, has implemented PointRF’s NoWander Platform. The 179-bed facility in Queens, N.Y, which provides residents a home-like environment, needed a comprehensive resident and staff management solution to ensure safety and compliance without relying on unnecessary lockdowns. With the NoWander Platform, Queens Center generates real-time data to help staff solve patient issues quickly and discreetly, and raise alarms when circumstances warrant it.


The NoWander Platform maximizes safety and security by leveraging PointRF’s dynamic positioning system technology to maintain continuous sub-room-level location and activity statistics of staff, residents, and assets. At Queens Center, residents wear PointRF radio frequency identification (RFID) wristbands that include personalized profiles and building permissions to ensure safety and monitoring by nursing staff from anywhere in the building. The platform enhances the quality of life and dignity for residents by avoiding unwarranted alarms, which are unsettling to residents and can lead to staff alarm fatigue. Facilities, including Queens Center, rely on the NoWander Platform to alert staff quickly and quietly to potential issues.


“PointRF understands the nature of nursing, and its technology delivers the protection our employees and residents need, without impacting the home-like environment that makes Queens Center attractive to residents and their families,” said Dan Muskin of Queens Center For Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare. “Switching to PointRF has been a significant upgrade in terms of safety, security and respect for patient dignity.”


Previously, Queens Center relied on a disjointed security system that did not cater to the specific needs of each resident, ensure staff accountability, or provide visibility into resident and staff behaviors. Now, Queens Center uses the NoWander Platform to identify patterns and elevate needs more quickly to operate at peak efficiency and ensure resident protection and satisfaction.


“In the long-term care field, one system failure can not only destroy a facility’s compliance, but it can also threaten patient health and well-being,” said Richard Bauer, CEO and President of PointRF Solutions LLC. “The NoWander Platform empowers our customers to maintain the safety and self-esteem of residents who are prone to wandering, without resorting to obtrusive, restrictive measures.”


Additional resources:

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http://queenscenter.net


About PointRF Solutions LLC.

PointRF™ Solutions LLC is a leading provider of real-time location services (RTLS) and business intelligence solutions. Deploying patent-pending technology, our NoWander® Platform sets a new standard for the way institutions integrate location services along with safety, security and business intelligence technologies into everyday processes, enabling better management, assessment, care and ultimately prediction of the behavior of all individuals and assets. For more information, visit www.pointrf.com


About Queens Center For Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare Queens Center For Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare is a 179-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in residential Whitestone, Queens. Their size enables a warm, nurturing environment, which allows each resident to maintain his or her individuality. Queens Center's staff is committed to ensuring the highest quality of life of all their residents, by maintaining each resident’s dignity and independence. For more information about Queens Center For Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare and their available services please visit www.QueensCenter.net


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