Preventing and reducing falls in care homes is also a priority for the optimisation of resources within each facility, as it leads to:

  • the reduction of extra work related to post-trauma management;
  • the limitation of losses generated by the hospitalisation of residents and the consequent loss or decrease in payment.

Thanks to its remote monitoring system, ANCELIA provides early warnings of risk situations that may occur in the room, bathroom or during specific shifts.

The smart optical sensor positioned above the resident beds can communicate in real time with the staff on duty, via an app for smartphones or tablets, thus facilitating the detection of:

  • wandering;
  • straying from their beds;
  • attempting to climb over bed rails;
  • attempting to get out of bed without any form of assistance;
  • trying to get out of bed with the risk that the resident might get stuck between the rails.

Static surveillance activities can take up to 75% of a worker’s night shift. Taking action to optimise their management is therefore strategically important as it can, among other benefits, reduce staff fatigue, improve working conditions and give them more time to devote to quality care.

With regard to residents, recent studies have shown that acting on the basis of precise assessments of mobility and risk of bedsores, providing scheduled monitoring and taking action only when the individual is awake, significantly improves sleep duration and quality of life.


Thanks to the possibility of automatically and remotely monitoring several residents at the same time, ANCELIA makes it possible to:

  • reduce the number of unnecessary comings and goings in rooms, reducing the chances of disturbing residents with a good degree of independence;
  • assess retrospectively overnight trends in terms of the resident’s position and presence in bed;
  • identify the best time at night to change sanitary pads or carry out postural adjustments;
  • coordinate nightly rounds on an objective basis, managing the workload within the team in a balanced way;
  • reduce tiring and unnecessary inspection rounds, by scheduling them on the basis of objective data and reports;
  • define how much and on which patients to intensify overnight surveillance, on the basis of reports and data providing the resident’s medical history and which make it possible to detect any onset or deterioration of pathologies;
  • guarantee immediate assistance by a caregiver thanks to real-time monitoring of emergency situations;
  • avoid adverse events which may result in serious consequences not only for the health of residents, but also for the staff’s mental well-being.

Restraints pose more problems to the elderly than they solve, with serious and even fatal complications. Encouraging alternative solutions is essential in ensuring quality, risk-free care for residents and the facility alike.


ANCELIA facilitates the management of high-risk patients by providing a part of the supervision which would otherwise be actively carried out by the staff and thereby maximising the time available for the direct and indirect care of each resident. This can concretely reduce the need for restraint.

By providing staff with the ability to monitor patients’ conditions remotely in real time, ANCELIA reduces the stress of “not knowing” and fosters confidence in avoiding restraint as the only possible solution, making staff feel empowered, even in the case of patients with behavioural disorders.

Not only: in the event of extreme necessity, remote monitoring can allow for:

  • periodic supervision, if necessary;
  • immediate alerting and consequent intervention in the event of possible dangerous situations, such as poorly calibrated restraints.

Intervening to prevent pressure injuries in residents is not only necessary to safeguard the health of each individual, but is also an important aspect of optimising care costs for facilities, as it reduces costs for medical treatments and devices.


ANCELIA constantly monitors residents’ presence and posture in their bed, providing staff with additional information if the resident needs mobilisation and postural changes.

ANCELIA can also provide reminders when residents stay in the same position for too long due to:

  • the lack of a resident’s mobility whilst in bed, before onset of skin redness;
  • the need to intervene if a caregiver has forgotten or if there has been a lack of communication during a shift change;
  • any postural ‘defect’ a resident may have, who may return to an incorrect posture shortly after undergoing corrective treatment.

In addition, the analysis provided by ANCELIA keeps track of a resident’s posture pattern so as to identify any postural defects.


As compared with other residents, those with Alzheimer’s require a greater amount of care and assistance from the staff. At a time when care homes are experiencing a decline in qualified staff and an unsuitable ratio of staff to residents, the management of specific individual needs is an important issue which cannot be overlooked.


For residents with dementia, the expertise of the staff is essential. In this respect, ANCELIA is a valuable ally:

  • it observes residents from afar and, in the case of ‘suspicious’ behaviour, can recognise early signs of a crisis, even before escalating into a more serious situation;
  • it guarantees the protection and safety of all residents, by allowing for rapid and targeted assistance in the event of disturbances by Alzheimer’s residents;
  • it improves the quality of care for residents by enabling the staff to work safely, even in complex situations;
  • it alleviates any difficulties caused by residents’ limited ability to communicate by providing objective data on their condition.