By Amit Gossai Toronto
By Amit Gossai
Extendicare Brampton launched their IT centre of innovation this week, which will allow staff to spend less time on paper work, and more time providing hands-on-care to their residents.
"This is a very exciting day for us," said Carmen DiMauro, administrator of the home. "It has been a great journey to get to this point and we look forward to using this new technology to improve the lives of our residents."
In partnership with leading long-term care vendors, Extendicare introduced new and industry proven technology to enhance the delivery of care and communication throughout their home.
Amrit Mangat, MPP Mississauga-Brampton South, said the initiatives are the way of the future.
"I am proud that our community is one of the first to embrace it," said Mangat, who also serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Seniors. "This technology will give staff the ability to spend more time providing quality care to their residents."
These initiatives include a Cisco wireless network, PointClickCare's Electronic Health Record system including wall-mounted touch panels and handheld capture devices, Electronic Medical Administration Record (e-MAR) systems, nurse call system integration with a wireless VOIP phone system, employee kiosk-based biometric scheduling and Extranet portal systems, RFID tracking, and many other applications.
Extendicare Brampton, which is located at the corner of McLaughlin Rd. and Ray Lawson Blvd. just beside Sheridan College, is a 150-bed long-term care home with 24-hour nursing as well as in-house or visiting services which include physiotherapy, x-ray and lab, foot care and dentistry.