The idea that total peace-of-mind is achievable when accompanied by a sense of personal safety can certainly be considered a universal trait, regardless of a person’s age. Yet as people grow older and less self-reliant, the issue of feeling safe and comfortable with their surroundings becomes increasingly important, with studies indicating it as a priority for a majority of seniors. The same research also revealed that nearly all respondents felt an increased sense of personal security and safety after relocating from their private homes, which is particularly relevant to senior living and related services.
For senior-focused institutions, this may also prevent those suffering from memory loss or other age-related disabilities from getting into harm’s way. With the ability to remotely and instantly access audit trails for each individual door lock on the premises, staff members can quickly locate and determine whether a resident is in distress, fostering an increased sense of trust between a facility, its residents and their families.