Nourish Care is to integrate with Ally, the acoustic monitoring system that analyses sound and motion in a care home resident’s room at night to give information on sleeping habits, behaviour, and overall health. Thanks to Ally integration, the sound and motion detectors will enable Nourish Care to monitor patients at a distance.
Using AI algorithms, Ally can identify risks, help prevent falls, and flag any potential health issues, such as urinary tract infections.
Customers of both platforms will be able to link their systems for in-depth insight into night-time events. The integration is an important step towards preventing falls and allowing early detection to deliver more proactive care. Any significant events recorded in Ally will automatically appear in Nourish alongside daily care records.
Thomas Tredinnick, CEO and co-founder of Ally said: “We are hugely excited to integrate with Nourish as this represents another step forward to help care homes provide better care outcomes. Independent assessments by the NHS over the past two years with our existing customers have evidenced that Ally delivers a 55% reduction in falls, a 20% reduction in hospital admissions, and frees up 40% of night-staff time. By syncing our data with Nourish, care teams will have more time as well as better insights, leading to even greater outcomes. I’m excited to see how, together, we can push to eliminate falls and preventable hospital admissions as we continue to empower care teams.”
Nourish Head of Product Steve Lawrence noted: “We are excited to announce our partnership with Ally. Our aim is to assist care teams in adopting innovative, preventive care models that minimise the risk of falls and enhance care outcomes by linking our two systems. By presenting timely and relevant data, we will provide greater insight into shared intelligence and enable greater operational efficiencies. We are eagerly anticipating seeing the benefits of this partnership for providers and the people they support, and collaborating with Ally to further enhance the functionality of our integration and drive innovation.”
Susan Graham, a home manager at Harleston House, said: “My whole team uses Nourish, and being able to see the Ally events on the Nourish Timeline is really helpful. My team has a good understanding of an individual’s night-time activity which influences the care provided throughout the day. This information alongside daily care needs paints a bigger picture.”
Nourish Care is the market-leading, digital care-planning platform that allows care services to record at the point of care and streamline administrative processes, while equipping teams with the tools to provide more person-centred care and improve outcomes for the people they support. Nourish works with more than 3,500 care services in the UK and overseas within residential homes, nursing homes, learning disability services, mental health services, and other care and support settings. Nourish was one of the first digital care-planning technologies recognised as an NHS Transformation Directorate Assured Supplier for the Digital Social Care Records (DSCR) programme at launch. It was also the first accredited by the PRSB as a Quality Partner, working to promote best practice standards for care.
Ally is a resident acoustic monitoring system for care homes. Ally’s Resident Monitor uses sensors and AI to monitor care home residents when alone in their rooms at night. The system, supporting over 3,500 residents, alerts staff instantly when residents require care, freeing staff from time-consuming regular checks that often wake up sleeping residents. The NHS and customers have independently evidenced that Ally releases 40% of staff during the night to deliver care where it is needed, reduces falls by over 55%, and decreases hospital admissions by 20%. Integration with Digital Social Care Records further enhances best practice and fosters greater person-centred care.