‘Channel 9 News features Allambie Heights Village Ltd.’s use of innovative software to detect pain in residents’
Ciarán Foley, Chief Executive Officer at Allambie Heights Village Ltd has been overwhelmed with the positive comments he has received from colleagues across the Aged Care Industry since going to air with Channel 9 News. ‘Following a trial period at our residential aged care facility, we embraced PainChek and since August 2018 have been using the software with a number of our residents who have difficulties with communication. Our registered nurses, upon detecting pain using PainChek are able to respond and intervene therapeutically, for example using warm blankets, to monitor impact and then when needed, to give pain relief medication as needed (e.g. paracetamol). All of our physiotherapists are using PainChek pre and post massage sessions for pain management and are maintaining records so that we can report and track outcomes. Our registered nurses are communicating the treatment and outcomes with residents’ GPs. Overall, our registered nurses and care staff have observed already over a short period of time, a lower incidence of residents taking PRN medication and some improvement in respective resident reaction/behavior due to our effective pain management responses’.
‘The News Story is good news for our residents, good for our staff and great news for our Aged Care Industry’, said Ciarán Foley.