Low Voltage Systems – Creating Value for Residents

The demand for senior care providers to be more competitive in the market place by providing enhanced low voltage systems in their communities for their residents and family members making the long term care decisions is rapidly increasing.

When designing senior facilities for an aging population, special requirements for building systems must be taken into consideration. Building systems account for significant parts of both the construction and operating costs of senior housing and care communities.  The cost of including new low voltage systems in these facilities is having a greater impact on the new facilities construction budget than it used to.

Some of the newer systems being installed in many senior care communities include:

  • Access control that includes proximity readers, electronic hardware and door monitoring contacts
  • Patient Wondering Systems
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Intercom Entrance Systems
  • Building Temperature Monitoring
  • Advanced Security Systems
  • Wi-Fi availability in the entire facility available for residents

If there were ever a generation of Americans who are prepared to pay top dollar for long- and short-term healthcare, it’s the current one, therefore, generating a huge need for low-voltage solutions in the healthcare marketplace.

The Douglas Company has extensive experience providing a number of low-voltage solutions to senior living and healthcare organizations.    Success in this market also means understanding where it is headed in terms of communities shifting toward a more modern residential feel.

Brian McCarthy
Executive Vice President, Midwest Construction Operations
The Douglas Company

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