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Communication for long-term care and senior living communities

Supporting employee safety and resident safety


long-term care | Stryker

Help your staff work smarter, not harder

Creating a better experience for them and the residents they serve

Staff at long-term care and senior living communities do the type of work they do because they care about residents, yet they spend a great deal of time just trying to locate each other, leaving less time for the fulfilling aspects of caregiving. Employees need to be able to collaborate efficiently and get help quickly for their own safety and that of residents.

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Communicate easily with individuals or groups

Save steps and time by connecting quickly with nurses, certified nursing assistants and staff members without needing to know names, extensions or phone numbers.

  • Know who is and isn’t available with a near-real time directory view of staff in different functional areas across your facility.
  • Call or page people inside or outside the facility – anyone, anywhere – and receive a direct call back.
Male nurse wearing a Vocera Smartbadge providing care to a senior living patient

Deliver alarms and notifications to the right people at the right time

Vocera technology integrates with pendant, nurse call and wander-alert systems, and more.

  • Our technology can route notifications from these systems to the right team members who can respond quickly based on their proximity and availability.
  • Notifications include the patient’s name, location and type of event.
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Reach help quickly in an emergency

Safety for residents and employees at long-term care and senior living communities depends upon having fast access to help. The Smartbadge has a built-in panic button intended for emergencies and active threats. Press it to discreetly broadcast to a response group.

  • Response group members will see the name and location of who’s sending the broadcast.
  • They can hear what’s happening and communicate directly with that person if the situation allows it.
  • Staff can use the Smartbadge to make a straight call to 911.
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Create a quiet, home-like environment

Minimize or eliminate noise from nurse call systems or intercoms.

  • Staff can call each other directly and use an earpiece or handset mode to allow more discreet conversations.
  • Speak safely with isolated residents and bring family into the conversation.
  • Residents can feel more at home thanks to quiet, discreet communication and more timely service from staff.

“The integration of Stryker’s Vocera technology with our life-safety system is like having our own 911 center. It lets us respond to urgent resident needs faster and more intelligently.”

Karen Kemp
IT Application Support Manager, Covia


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