Protecting Home Healthcare workers
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 500,000 nurses each year become victims of violent crimes in the workplace (Hilton, 2010)..
How can Guardian MPS Help?
The number of home healthcare professionals who have been harmed by workplace violence is hugely underestimated as violence at work is frequently not reported and incidents during home visits are no exception.
The culture of violence in the workplace is so prevalent that it has become normalized. Employers are striving to change this culture and improve the working environment of home healthcare professionals. Services can be better delivered if those providing care feel more secure and better connected with security.
A mobile working safety solution such as Guardian MPS can help provide increased protection for home healthcare organizations and peace of mind to staff, their families and employers.
Mobile Worker Safety System
Guardian MPS provides an easy-to-access mobile worker safety system that allows home care specialists to focus on their patients with enhanced protection for their personal safety through a number of features:
Transform your Smartphone
Guardian MPS transforms any smartphone into a fully functional 24/7 mobile security system.
- Staff can log in and out of their daily activities from a mobile device of their choice
- If they have an overrun on an activity they will receive a call ensuring their safety
- Staff have access to a Discrete Panic Alarm on the mobile phone, even when the keypad is locked for most devices
- Panic Alarm includes a “Listen Live” feature for emergency response personnel to discretely assess the situation
- Can include GPS location fixes
Home Healthcare Professionals face challenges and risks every day when working alone in the community. GuardianMPS connects these worker types to a source of rapid assistance, allows them to call on it on demand – in seconds and notifies their work colleagues and supervisors of any escalating situation.
As with all GuardianMPS users, our Central Station Monitoring teams take the lead role in locating, assessing and managing the response to the employee to include connection to the 911 framework to ensure forwarded calls are routed to the nearest center to the affected employee.
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