Masonicare and Spot On to Provide Wireless Solutions to Seniors

  • Spot On Networks
NEW HAVEN, CT — Masonicare, a provider of healthcare and retirement living communities in Connecticut for seniors, and Spot On Networks, a wireless Internet service provider (WISP), announced a partnership to provide a unique suite of wireless solutions geared towards the assisted, independent and senior living communities, as well as health care facilities. The combined suite of services uses Spot On’s carrier class WiFi infrastructure to provide secure wireless local area networks and wireless Internet access. As a result, the introduction of new facility operating applications, new resident care applications and wireless resident connectivity service can be accomplished more easily and efficiently without the expense of rewiring.

The services that will be supported by the Spot On UserSafe WiFi Infrastructure include:

  • Cloudtraq provides peace of mind to residents by allowing them to have one-touch access to assistance wherever they are in the Masonicare complex. Pinpointing location of a resident using this Call For Aid System is made easier via the complex wide Wi-Fi network while, at the same time giving residents an easy to use mechanism to call for aid.

  • Masonicare Physician – Assisted Emergency Response to respond to medical issues more quickly and efficiently by allowing the Masonicare Security Staff to communicate effectively with on call physicians. This will result in fewer hospitalizations and better care for residents.

  • Masonicare MedMinder is a system with wireless devices supported by the complex wide WiFi network to provide an all-in-one medication management and an emergency alert system.

  • Location based services for residents with memory issues.

  • Masonicare Wellness Navigator with wireless sensor-based indicators.

  • UserSafe WiFi Access for residents to provide advanced connectivity for wireless devices.

  • UserSafe WiFi Access for staff to provide secure wireless access to the facility. back-office

  • Smart Building Solutions: Including energy management, energy monitoring, video monitoring and door security sensors.

“Spot On is thrilled to be partnering with Masonicare, one of the most progressive senior healthcare operators in the United States,” said Dick Sherwin, Spot On’s CEO. “By combining our years of expertise in carrier class wireless infrastructure with Masonicare’s innovative residential options, we are jointly able to offer residents improved connectivity with their families and innovative resident care solutions while helping organizations to save significantly on their operating expense.”

Stephen B. McPherson, president and CEO of Masonicare added, “Our residents want to stay connected with family and friends via such applications as Skype, email and chat. Our partnership with Spot On Networks allows us to not only offer our residents and staff secure Wi-Fi throughout our property, but we are able to monitor our patients more closely, improve communications between staff, doctors and patients and improve property operations.”


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