But there is now such a thing as texting underpants. Don’t scoff; anyone who’s ever had a loved one in a care facility will tell you that taking of patients personal needs in a timely manner is incredibly difficult for staff. Accidents happen, and if left unattended, it can lead to more problems down the road.
Basically what these units do is let staff members know when a patient needs to change by using wireless technology to send them a text alert.
Created by a company called Simavita and are being rolled out in geriatric care homes across Australia
I think this is a cool idea, but I have to wonder what’s next. GPS socks?