Further upgrades are planned at the Rouse Home in Youngsville.
A wireless nurse call system has been put out to bid to replace the audible alert system in the Rouse Home.
Rouse Home Chief Financial Officer Jeff Sedon said the wireless pager system will replace flashing lights and the audible alarm that alerts nurses to the residents' rooms.
"Basically, just replacing our old hardware system with lights and alarms with a wireless system," Sedon said. "A lot of facilities are making the upgrades."
The new wireless system will use $127,500 in remaining funds from a Health Resources and Services Administration grant used to help build the Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center, which was completed in October 2010.
The wireless nurse call system had to meet certain criteria of the HRSA and after the Rouse Home met the criteria companies were interviewed to determine how much the new system would cost.
Warren County Grants Administrator Lorri Dunlap said the wireless system will quicken response time for nurses and provide better communication with the staff.
"It's a real nice opportunity for our area," Dunlap said. "We do have a great need for funding for rural health in our area."
Bids will be opened during the county commissioners' public work session at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Warren County Courthouse.