For anyone who owns or knows someone with dentures then you know the phrase “I cannot find my dentures”. This phrase is the source of frustration for individuals, families, nurses, and long-term care staff who know missing dentures are detrimental to a quality and enjoyable day. To address this issue, Visiting Ancillary Services has partnered with Scandent to provide a state-of-the-art solution for loss prevention.
By embedding Scandent’s patented passive Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tags inside dentures, these tags are powerful enough to alert someone about lost dentures buried in a laundry bag. Unlike other similar solutions, These tags operate battery-free. This means you do not have to worry about loss due to dead batteries.
Scandent technology works by utilizing three components:
- RFID tags
- Handheld Scanners
- Stationary Scanners
To learn more about how these components work together, watch Scandent’s animated video
Benefits of Scandent
While we chose to focus on the dentures for our example, Scandent’s RFID tags can be used in a variety of objects:
- Hearing Aids
- Invaluable Jewelry
- Cell Phones
- Walking Canes
When valuable items are lost there is a costly and tedious process that follows: many hours of skilled staff must have their labor diverted so they can search a facility or – in a worst-case scenario- the facility will have to pay for to replace these items out of pocket.
By using Scandent’s comprehensive loss prevention, a long-term care facility can save thousands of dollars a year and have your staff back to working hard for your residents
By placing the stationary sensors in strategic locations, you are able to maximize the efficiency of Scandent. Some common places where sensors are placed include main entrances, cafeteria kitchens, high traffic hallways, and trash disposal rooms.
For searching other areas and pinpointing a location, the handheld scanner allows you to find the item promptly
No matter which sensor you use, the RFID tag will relay information about who the item belongs to. In the case of the stationary sensors, they can also be set up to notify a specific staff about who it belongs to and which sensor was set off.
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