Hartland House
First results residential care home in the UK
Nobi Installation: The story of Hartland House

June 2023 – Together with our British distribution partner Porters Care, we are pleased to launch Nobi at Hartland House, a residential care home in the UK that is part of the Abbeyfield international group. Hartland House focuses on personalised care in a homely environment. Known for its careful collection of data relating to falls, Hartland House was selected by the National Health Service (NHS) and the local Integrated Care Board (ICB) of Lancashire and South Cumbria for a pilot project on the use of AI in fall prevention.

Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions. Studies show that 25% of falls result in hospitalisation. In fact, 50% of older adults who remain on the floor for more than an hour after a fall die within six months. Immediate help after a fall is essential, and this is something that has not escaped Hartland House staff.

After a few weeks, the results were astounding, both for the residents and the carers at Hartland House. Watch this video to see how Nobi is making a difference to staff, residents and their families:

“Falls are one of the biggest mysteries in the residential care home. We simply have no insights into how and when they occur, or why they happen. It’s a constant guessing game.”

Leanne Scroghem, Registered Care Manager

Only 5 months after installation, Nobi’s Smart Lamps have had a big impact on residents and caregivers!

Hidden Falls Revealed

The Nobi lamp identified 64% of fall incidents that would otherwise have remained under the radar. Thanks to Nobi, every fall is reported and care staff can provide immediate assistance.

84% fewer falls

At Hartland House, Nobi provides a remarkable 84% reduction in falls. The Nobi lamps not only detect all fall incidents (100%). They also provide preventive measures that can significantly contribute to reducing these incidents.

Statistics show that 62% of falls happen at night. To respond to this, when a resident sits upright in bed at night Nobi will shine soft light upwards to gently illuminate the room. Then if the person stands up, to go to the bathroom, for example, the smart lamp will illuminate the entire room.

Further to this, preventative alerts can be set up for frequent fallers to let care staff know when they sit up in bed. This means that carers can reach the resident before they attempt to get out of bed unaided.

More effective than regular nurse call systems

Regular nurse call systems are only effective in 20% of fall incidents. This means that 80% of people who have fallen are unable to call for help.

Results from Hartland House confirm these findings: 82% of the elderly residents were unable to use the nurse call system. This means that if a resident falls in the night and cannot call for help they could be on the floor until care staff make their scheduled rounds to check on them. This could be anything up to 2 hours.

Intervention up to 28 times faster

Rapid response to a fall can be life-saving. The Nobi lamp detects 100% of falls and alerts care staff immediately. This has led to a huge reduction in the average response time at Hartland House, falling from 57 minutes to under 2 minutes.

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