Courtney Thorne’s Wireless nurse call technology has been chosen as part of an international showcase of technology that supports best practice in dementia care.
What is the DSDC?
The Dementia Service Development Centre (DSDC) at University of Stirling has been a leading international centre of knowledge and expertise, dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia for the past 25 years and advising those designing dementia care environments.
About the Design & Technology Suite
The DSDC includes a ‘Design & Technology Suite’ which showcases inspiring technology and equipment that can make a real difference to the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia and their carers. Designed by BPA Architecture, the Suite comprises two en-suite rooms and a sitting room/kitchenette layout that demonstrate best practice in design for dementia residents and incorporate technology that supports excellence in dementia care.
Courtney Thorne’s wireless nurse call systems have been specified for the DSDC Design & Technology Suite to demonstrate the flexibility and dementia-friendly features that wireless technology can offer to the healthcare professionals and carers who visit the centre from around the world.
"The Design & Technology Suite aims to showcase some of the technical innovations available to professionals to help them implement best practice in dementia care. Courtney Thorne’s experience of specialist dementia environments and understanding of the needs of patients, staff and management teams was clear from the outset and the company has provided a system that clearly shows how flexible a wireless nurse call system can be in terms of both functionality and data capture.”
Head of Learning & Development at DSDC
Why Courtney Thorne?
Courtney Thorne’s wireless nurse call system was selected for the Design & Technology Suite thanks to a number of design features and the accurate data capture that it provides:
- At the point of use, the call button is easy to hold and press for patients and includes a pictogram symbol that aids recognition in people living with dementia
- The system is fully programmable to meet the needs of individual patients or care environments
- The system’s flexibility aids futureproofing and enables changes to be made quickly and easily with no ‘dirty works’ to wiring, minimising disruption