Bern: The foundation Senioren-Appartements Egghölzli in Bern has chosen SmartLiberty and Swisscom for the modernisation of its call system. The 149 flats, as well as the care ward, will now be digitalised in the summer of 2021. Les 210 residents will be able to call for help anywhere in the area and the alarms will be transmitted intelligently to the smartphones of the nursing staff. The safety of the residents is thus also guaranteed in the swimming pool, sauna, cellar, solarium or fitness room.
The location of the calls (flat, room, etc.) is transmitted to the system in real time, which enables the caregivers to intervene quickly and in a targeted manner. This saves our client a lot of time, which ultimately has a positive effect on the residents and their care.
In addition to the modern SmartLiberty system, a professional GSM in-house system from Swisscom is installed throughout the building. The residents, who are always digitally equipped, can thus access an optimal and fast network.
The project was initiated by Swisscom's "Lean Hospital Consulting" department, which offers ICT consulting services for nursing homes and hospitals. Martin Feller, ICT consultant at Swisscom, was able to demonstrate the advantages of a clear and future-oriented solution in the project. Today, digitalisation is also indispensable in the area of senior living.
A little anecdote about the project: Martin Feller, who 17 years ago acted as CTO of an SME, was the developer of the now aging nurse call system. It's a small world! Today, however, he too relies on SmartLiberty's innovative solution.
Mr. Flüeli-Lobsiger, Director of the Foundation explains the decision for the SmartLiberty’s solution