Nursing homes and assisted living facilities perform vital services for people who are reaching their golden years.
By optimizing the way that your staff communicates, you’ll be able to better serve your residents and improve the care offered at your facility.
But, because your facility is a large and complex organization, you’re going to need a powerful two-way radio to facilitate that kind of communication.
There’s a wide variety of radios out there, but not all of them would work in a nursing home setting. That’s why we put this page together.
You've landed on the premier nursing home radio guide online — designed to highlight eight devices with a proven record of success in the nursing home and assisted living industry.
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What do You Need in a Nursing Home Radio?
It’s important that you choose the right radio for your nursing home or assisted living facility. The health and life of a nursing patient could rely on your choice.
That’s why you need a quality, name brand radio with a proven track record for success in your industry.
At TechWholesale, we exclusively carry name brand Motorola and Kenwood radios for that exact reason. They’re the best in the business and the only radios you can rely on when the stakes are high.
Here are the main features you should be looking for in an assisted living radio:
- Performs well inside and outside. We recommend digital band and UHF radios only
- Private communications. Look for radios with privacy codes and/or Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology
- Multiple channels for effective staff segmentation
- Durable - Could be smacked out of a hand by a nursing home resident or dropped by an employee without breaking
- Page All feature in case of emergencies
- Hands-free usage if communication is needed while you’re assisting a resident
- Antimicrobial properties for infection control to prevent the spread of harmful germs around immuno-compromised patients
The Best Nursing Home Radios
The Motorola DLR1020 is a digital band radio. That means it works well both inside buildings and outside. It also means you won’t have to pay the annual FCC license fees that most UHF and VHF radios are subject to.
This particular model has two channels for the segmenting of a small staff. That means your security personnel or management team can have their own dedicated channel.
It’s a lightweight radio at only 4.2 ounces. While not the lightest on our list, it’s still going to be easy to carry.
It has an indoor range of 20 floors or 300,000 square feet. Outside, you’ll be able to communicate for up to two miles.
The Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum technology and 10,000 privacy codes ensure that all the sensitive information you’ll have to communicate regarding the seniors in your nursing home won’t be heard by outsiders.
This radio also has Page All and Call All Available features, which are ideal in an emergency situation, such as an unregistered intruder or a missing resident.
You’ve also got a Direct Call feature which will let you contact one specific person with sensitive information without bothering everyone else.
This radio has a 14-hour battery life which will last the entire day or through a night shift with ease.
Finally, the casing’s antimicrobial coating won’t spread germs to immuno-compromised residents. In the era of the coronavirus, that’s especially relevant.
If you think that the Motorola DLR1060 is the right device for your assisted living facility, contact us directly for a free no obligation quote.
The Motorola DLR1060 is the multichannel version of the DLR1020. It has all of the outstanding features listed above, but it works for a larger staff with up to six channels for outstanding segmentation.
Using the DLR1060 you can segment the various wings and departments of your facility such as the Alzheimer's ward, nursing ward, security, front desk, and more. The management team and executive director could even have their own channel to discuss more sensitive matters.
It has the same range and weight as the DLR1020, meaning it will be easy for your staff to carry around on their shifts.
It also runs on a digital band which means no FCC license fees along with enhanced indoor and outdoor efficiency.
This is a very sanitary radio, featuring an antimicrobial coating on the casing to curb the spread of germs.
If you have a large staff and want a stellar digital band radio, contact us now for a personalized free quote on the Motorola DLR1060.
The Motorola CLS1410 lives up to its name. CLS actually stands for Clear, Light, and Simple, and that’s what you’re getting with this device.
This is a UHF Radio with four channels, which will allow you to divide your staff and give the managers their own private channel.
It has 15 floors of indoor range with up to two miles of clear communication outside.
This device features Audible Call Alerts and Vibracall technology, so the staff members or nurses won’t accidentally receive confidential information in front of residents or their guests.
It’s also an easy device to set up thanks to simplified cloning.
If you need a radio that is clear, light, and simple, contact us today for a free personalized quote on the Motorola CLS1410.
The Motorola CLS1110 is also Clear, Light, and Simple, as its name states. But it is a one channel radio that would be perfect for a smaller facility where no one needs to be segmented.
Much like its sister device, it is a UHF radio, so works great indoors and outside. The CLS1110 is a simpler version of the CLS1410, with all of the same features.
Vibracall technology and Audible Call Alerts will let you know when new messages are coming in.
This device’s keypad lockout security feature helps to keep the airwaves secure and ensure no malicious actors gain access to your radios. It also features 83 digital and 38 analog private lines, 121 interference eliminator codes, and 56 business exclusive frequencies.
The included rechargeable li-ion battery has an average 18-hour life per charge.
Contact us now for a free personalized quote on the Motorola CLS1110.
The Motorola CLP series has the distinction of being the smallest and lightest series on our list at only 2.38 ounces. The Motorola CLP1040 is the most advanced CLP radio that we carry.
By advanced, we mean that this radio has four channels to segment a mid-size staff. It’s a UHF radio that works really well both indoors and outside with a 10 floor indoor range and one mile outdoors.
This series comes with a discreet earpiece and belt holster and fits perfectly on most uniforms.
The 1040 has a 12-hour battery life and is simple to use thanks to the large central PTT button.
Antimicrobial properties are included in the casing for disease control, so germs aren’t going to spread to your nursing home residents or team members.
This device is also repeater capable in case you need to double its range.
If you want the Motorola CLP1040 for your nursing home or assisted living facility, reach out to the radio experts at Tech Wholesale for a free personalized quote.
The Motorola CLP1010 is a UHF radio that has one channel. Consider it a simplified version of the CLP1040.
It has the same antimicrobial casing to prevent an outbreak and create a healthier workplace. You’ll also get the same 10 floor range indoors with one mile of outside communication
This two way radio also has a 12-hour life thanks to the included rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
It’s extremely light at just over two ounces and features 219 elimination codes to protect your sensitive conversations.
The CLP1010 also comes with an earpiece for hands free use and a belt clip to help your average nursing home worker carry it around.
Does the Motorola CLP1010 fit in with your nursing home radio needs? Contact us today for a free personalized quote on this light and discreet device.
The Motorola RMU2040 is a UHF Radio, so it’s going to work well both inside and outside.
You’ve got four channels to play with to segment your staff with outdoor communications of up to two miles. Inside, you’re looking at a range of 20 floors or 250,000 square feet.
This is a highly durable device that is made from military standard hardware. That means it can be dropped by workers or knocked to the ground by a nursing home resident without breaking.
For security, it comes with 219 privacy codes to eliminate interference and crosstalk. This device also operates on 99 UHF frequencies exclusive to businesses.
The RMU2040 also comes with an antimicrobial coating to keep staff healthy and prevent the passing of germs.
If you need a durable radio for your nursing home or senior care facility, contact us now for a free quote on the Motorola RMU2040.
If you’re looking for a tough and powerful UHF device, look no further than the Motorola RMU2080d.
With this device, you’re getting a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, reliable outdoor communications for up to two miles, and an indoor range of 20 floors or 250,000 square feet.
This is a heavier device than most on our list at nine ounces, but it makes up for that with raw power. This is a radio that has two watts of power and a massive eight channels that will let you segment a massive staff.
The RMU2080d works on 99 UHF business exclusive channels and 219 PL/DPL codes, so your communications are going to be protected.
It’s also great at getting around steel and concrete.
This device is easy to clone and highly durable.
It’s made from a military standard design and can handle dust, wind, shock, vibration, and more.
It is also covered in an antimicrobial coating to curb the spread of bacteria.
If you need a powerhouse radio like the Motorola RMU2080d, contact us now for a free quote.
What Kind of Nursing Home Radio Do You Need?
The Best Radio for a Large Nursing Home
If you have a large nursing home, consider the Motorola RMU 2080d.
It’s a UHF device that gets great reception both inside and outside.
The outdoor range of this radio is two miles with an indoor range of 20 floors. That makes it ideal for a large care facility.
With two watts of power and eight channels to segment the massive staff needed to run such a place, you’re going to get a lot of use out of this device.
On top of that, it is built to military standards of durability with an antimicrobial coating to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria.
If you have a large nursing home that needs a quality durable radio, contact us for a quote on the Motorola RMU2080d.
The Best Radio for a Small Nursing Home
If you have a small nursing home, you can’t go wrong with the Motorola CLS1410.
This UHF Radio has four channels for staff segmentation. Even a small site like yours should have some segmentation through your radio. The managers at least should be able to communicate privately with one another.
As far as range, you’ve got 15 floors inside and up to two miles outside.
Audible Call Alerts and Vibracall are useful when handling sensitive communications, and the device’s simplified cloning makes for an easy setup.
If your small nursing home or long term care facility could use the Motorola CLS1410, then we want to help with a free personalized quote. Reach out to us today.
The Most Secure Nursing Home Radio
If security and privacy are your main concerns, consider the Motorola DLR1060.
Its Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology allows for enhanced security, along with 10,000 privacy codes to protect your most sensitive communications.
On top of its stellar security features, this radio also runs on a digital band, which works both inside and outside with no FCC licensing.
It can support the segmentation of a large staff with six different channels and has a 20 floor or 300,000 square foot indoor range. You can also communicate for up to two miles outside.
Page All and Call All Available features are perfect for handling large security issues, and Direct Call will allow you to reach out to one specific team member.
With a 14-hour battery life and an antimicrobial coating, you can’t go wrong with the Motorola DLR1060.
If this sounds like the secure radio of your dreams, contact Tech Wholesale today for a free personalized quote on the Motorola DLR1060.
The Most Discreet Nursing Home Radio
Discretion is the name of the game when you’re using the Motorola CLP1040.
It is the smallest and lightest option on our list at only 2.38 ounces. It also comes with a discreet earpiece and belt holster that will blend in with most uniforms and scrubs.
This device has four channels and a 10 floor range indoors with one mile outside. If that’s not enough for you, this is a repeater capable radio, so you can double the distance.
The CLP1040 has a 12-hour battery life and a large central PTT button for ease of use.
It features an antimicrobial coating on the casing to help keep things sanitary all through your nursing facility.
If you want the Motorola CLP1040 for your nursing home, contact us now for a free personalized quote.
The Most Durable Nursing Home Radio
Durability is important in a nursing home radio, and the Motorola RMU2040 is one of the most durable devices out there.
This radio is made from military standard hardware. That means it can be dropped by staff members without breaking. It can also withstand extreme shock, temperatures, dust contamination, and more.
It’s basically the tank of radios.
This UHF device has four channels, an outdoor range of two miles, and an indoor range of 20 floors or 250,000 square feet.
It comes with 219 privacy codes and 99 UHF frequencies exclusive to businesses, so your private communications are safe.
Durability is the name of the game for the Motorola RMU2040. If you think that this is the right radio for your nursing home, contact us for a free quote that is personalized to meet your specific needs and budget.
Want to Learn More?
You’ve just seen eight of the best and most powerful radios with a proven track record in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the United States.
But if none of these radios addressed your specific concerns or needs, that doesn’t mean that you have no hope of finding the perfect device.
At Tech Wholesale we’re dedicated to finding a two-way radio that meets the technical needs and budgets of our customers. If you have additional questions, we’re happy to talk with you. Call us directly at 888-925-5982, fill out our contact form, or use the live chat system on our website.
If you think you know which device you want, that’s great! We can put together a no obligation free quote for you that is personalized to meet both your needs and budget.