As nursing homes struggle to find ways to improve efficiency, many are finding two way radios to be the ideal tool. Radios keep everyone on staff connected - from physicians and nurses to administrators, assistants, and maintenance personnel. Having instant communications between staff members means more productivity, which helps combat shrinking profit margins. Two way radios also allow staff to respond quickly to injuries and accidents, creating a safer environment.
Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other long term care companies that are currently using two way radios have found that radios quickly pay for themselves in increased efficiency and turnaround time. Two way radios are simple to use and require very little training, making them easy to implement in companies with high turnover.
Nursing homes are generally relatively small, so two way radio range is not a big concern - practically any radio would provide adequate coverage for even the largest practices. Because of this, facilities typically choose small, lightweight radios. Single channel radios are adequate for most companies, but multi-channel models may be helpful if you have several groups that need to have separate communications.
Because range/power isn't usually a factor, nursing homes often consider less expensive consumer radios. We recommend business radios, as they are designed for everyday use and use more exclusive frequencies that help eliminate interference.