One of the most common questions we get at Accutech is an obvious one: “How much does a wander management system cost?” While there is no hard and fast price, as the cost can vary widely depending on configuration and other variables, we wanted to discuss this important topic and provide as much information as possible. This blog will cover the following:
What are important considerations when evaluating the cost of a wander management system?
How much does Accutech’s ResidentGuard system cost?
Are there ongoing maintenance costs to consider when implementing a wander management system?
Cost of the system
The hardware and equipment for the wander management system is the main cost for a healthcare facility. This cost can vary greatly depending on a community’s size and needs, such as the number of doors protected, alert sophistication, resident ID capabilities and more.
Accutech offers two ResidentGuard wander management systems, the LC 1200 and the LS 2400.
Communities with a smaller wandering population that just need basic door security are a perfect fit for the LC 1200 system. It’s an entry-level wander management solution with basic door alarm, alert and resident tag capabilities. MSRP for the hardware and equipment is around $950 for each single door.
Larger communities with more residents benefit from the additional capabilities of the LS 2400 system, with a plethora of integration and configuration options to fit any facility’s needs. Additional features include ID and photo capabilities for door alerts (to see who the resident is), reporting options, custom floor plans, nurse call integration and much more. MSRP for LS 2400 hardware and equipment is around $1,750 for a single or double door application.
Check out a more detailed comparison of the two solutions here.
It’s important to consider installation costs when implementing a wander management system, as they can also differ greatly. Of course, a number of factors will impact wander management system installation costs, including location, labor rates, configuration and building structure.
The biggest factor a facility can control is who is installing the system. Some companies charge facilities to fly their installers out, adding expensive travel and fees to labor costs. Accutech aims to provide the most cost-effective installation by using local service providers (also a huge benefit for ongoing customer service).
Wander management solutions and vendors are not created equal. This guide offers other important considerations when evaluating wander management solutions for your community.
Ongoing maintenance COST
A wander management system does require some ongoing maintenance costs. Some solutions include a monthly recurring cost for customer service and maintenance. Accutech does not have any monthly recurring costs, and is able to offer complimentary, high quality servicing with our local dealers.
The other main ongoing cost to consider is the band/tag combination. Depending on a facility’s wander management configuration, this cost will also vary, but Accutech’s wander wearable band starts at $80 for six months or $120 for a year. It’s important to note that our tags tend to last well past those warranty periods of six months or a year, and there are no expiration dates on the tags like many others systems have.
Though pricing will reflect your community’s exact needs and configurations, hopefully, this blog offers some valuable insight into the pricing considerations of a wander management system, including where pricing starts for Accutech’s ResidentGuard solutions. Contact us to request a custom quote today.