Experience story Foston: “I feel way more safe now.”

Foston is a Spanish company that was originally founded in 1998. Since the founding, the company has been specialized in offering technology services with great added value to its clients and users in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market. Foston strives to improve the healthcare environment for residents, caregivers, and management by providing technological…

Tools that are needed for a good nursing home

When living at home is no longer an option, elderly and their loved must be able to count on good care in a nursing home. Nowadays focus in the care sector is more and more based on the person, which means that the way of care and the intensity of it differs per individual. There…

Healthy Ageing: tips for care professionals and ourselves

  Nowadays, we are getting older. The life expectancy currently is around 79, but in 2030 it will be around 90 years old. However, getting older does not automatically mean we also stay healthy at this age. The quality of life can actually be deteriorated. Because of this, healthy ageing is so important. A healthy…

Noises disturb people in healthcare environments: “It can impact their recovery”

As many people age, they develop a common hearing loss condition, called Presbycusis, in which hearing gradually deteriorates and certain sounds become distorted. But it´s not just music that can be painful for older ears, little noises at a hospital environment can also be disturbing for the patients. For hospitals, it´s hard to change little noises that just exist, but a recent study shows that even small changes can make a big impact on hospital noise levels. In the research they also upgraded patient rooms and the central nursing station with smart monitors which helped cut down on unnecessary alarms. Foston Europe is able to integrate those typical nursecall systems where the alert goes to a panel with lights or a buzzer and derive those noisy systems to a DECT phone, smartphone app or screen in a way that the sound is not disturbing any patients.