Incontinence management
made simple with our app

Residents who are incontinent require specialized care. AssistMe supports the care staff.
Inkontinenzmanagement-App auf Laptop und Smartphone

New IT trend in the care sector:
Incontinence management via digital app

Long gone are the days when technology trade shows were just about entertainment products. Digital, smart products are finding their way into every area of life and all industries can benefit from the intelligent helpers. The care sector as well has become an area where the latest IT trends are being applied, especially in incontinence management. And that is exactly what this is about: The smart sensor solution and digital app from AssistMe that will improve everyday life for nursing home residents, care staff and nursing home management.
Smartes Inkontinenzprodukt neben Smartphone mit Inkontinenzmanagement-App.

Digital incontinence management

A high percentage of nursing home residents suffer from incontinence. This is a major challenge for everyone involved. The smart sensors for incontinence products in combination with the AssistMe app make things easier:
For residents: Minimize waiting times for incontinence products that need changing
For care staff: Eliminate time-consuming routine checks
For care home management: Reduce costs for cleaning and materials

Our System

The digital solution from AssistMe consists of several components:
Smartes Inkontinenzprodukt neben Smartphone mit Inkontinenzmanagement-App.

Sensor clip and charger (per resident)

The sensor is attached to the incontinence product by means of a sensor clip in order to detect capacity, body positioning and current location. The charger quickly charges the sensor clip when the battery is low.
Icon-Grafik des Informations-Gateways

Information gateway (per section/floor)

The link between the sensors and app – this is where all the information is collected and distributed. These devices are also used to define individual zones in order to locate residents quickly and easily if necessary.
Icon-Grafik eines Laptops und eines Smartphones

Digital app (per caregiver)

The place where all the information is brought together. The app can be quickly installed on smartphones or tablets, and displays all the resident information in a clear and configurable way. The app also sends a notification if immediate action is required (e.g., if a resident with dementia leaves a secure area or there is a risk of leakage).

Use the App in Everyday Care

How can incontinence care for nursing home residents be organized better?

The sensors on the incontinence products inform the care staff in real-time of the status of each resident. If an incontinence product has reached full capacity, the resident’s sensor reports this.  The overview of all residents at all times in the app allows care staff to change an incontinence product at the appropriate time before leakage occurs.  This results in greater comfort for the residents, less work and costs for the care home and more time for special moments in the stressful daily care routine.

Occasionally, a wrong in continence product is selected for a resident.  The display showing which product is planned next for each resident is therefore helpful.
Incontinence features of the app:
Overview of necessary incontinence product changes
Display of incontinence product to be used according to changing schedule
List of all incontinence product changes performed, including the time
Information regarding the regularity of bowel movements
Information about laxative administration
WITHOUT ASSISTME
07:00
Basic care and changing of incontinence product
08:30
Breakfast
09:00
Incontinence product needs changing
10:30
Routine check and incontinence product changed
1h 30 min
in incontinence product in need of changing
WITH Assistme
07:00
Basic care and changing of incontinence product
08:30
Breakfast
09:00
App sends notification that incontinence product requires changing
09:20
Incontinence product changed
10:30
Chat with resident
20 min
in incontinence product in need of changing

How can the prevention of pressure ulcers be made easier?

Supported positioning is an extremely important measure in pressure ulcer prevention. The AssistMe digital assistant cannot prevent pressure ulcers, but providing all the information at a glance in one app enables care staff to make the right decisions independently.
Positioning features of the app:
Overview of actual positioning requirements of bedridden residents
Positioning reminder according to interval
Automatic documentation of independent and supported change of position
WITHOUT ASSISTME
18:00
Dinner
19:30
Nighttime rest –supported positioning on back
22:30
Routine check –supported positioning on right side,
manual documentation
22:45
Independent positioning of resident on back
02:30
Routine check with supported positioning on back
Total of 6h 45 min
pressure load on back
during 8.5 hour period
Manual documentation of the supported position changes
WITH ASSISTME
18:00
Dinner
19:30
Nighttime rest –supported positioning on back
22:15
App sends positioning reminder
22:30
Supported positioning on right side, automatic documentation
22:45
Independent repositioning of resident on back
23:00
App sends notification of independent change of position on back, automatic documentation
23:15
Supported positioning on left side, automatic documentation
02:15
App sends positioning reminder
02:30
Routine check with supported positioning on back
Total of 3h 30 min
pressure load on back
during 8.5 hour period
Automatic documentation of supported and autonomous position changes

How can the safety of individuals with dementia be ensured without restricting their freedom to move around?

Secure and non-secure areas are defined for disoriented residents. If a resident leaves a secure area, the care staff is notified immediately via the app. If the resident stays within their designated secure areas, they can move about freely and not have to be checked on constantly. The app therefore displays the location of residents with dementia that places little restriction on the freedom of nursing home residents. 
App wandering tendency features:
Information about the current location of each resident
Immediate notification when a disoriented resident leaves the secure area
WITHOUT ASSISTME
19:30
Nighttime rest
22:30
Routine check
23:00
Resident is awake and wanders around the facility disoriented
23:20
Resident sits in stairwell and waits
02:30
Routine check, resident is not in room, search is carried out
03:00
Resident found in stairwell and brought back to bed
3h 40 min
disoriented resident in stairwell
30 min
spent finding unknown location of disoriented resident
WITH ASSISTME
19:30
Nighttime rest
22:30
Routine check
23:00
Resident is awake and wanders around the facility disoriented
23:20
Resident sits in stairwell and waits, app sends out an alert that the person has left the secure area and reports their location to caregiver
23:30
Caregiver brings resident back to room/bed
02:30
Routine check, resident in bed
10 min
disoriented resident in stairwell
No time
spent finding location of disoriented resident

How can care documentation be automated?

Each sensor clip automatically sends documentation-relevant data to the system. This enables consistent documentation, saves a lot of time and work, and reduces the error rate.
Care documentation features of the app:
Automated documentation of stool elimination
Automated documentation of all incontinence product changes
Automated documentation of body position
Documentation of manually entered additional information
Sensoren für das Inkontinenzmanagement liegen auf einer Hand.

Also suitable for care at home

Even though our product is intended primarily for use in nursing homes, it also offers many advantages for care at home.
Less uncertainty:
Clear information, everything at a glance.
Information anytime and anywhere:
Whether out shopping or at work – the current status is always at hand.
Fall asleep with peace of mind:
If action is required, the app sends an immediate alert.

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