A balance between freedom and safety is difficult for a community to achieve. With ResidentGuard, staff at Loretto Health and Rehab can rest assured they're providing residents with the proper balance.
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?
On January 7, a memory care resident at the Hilty Memorial Home in Ohio was found dead. Phyllis Campbell died of hypothermia after exiting the building through a propped open door, yet wasn’t even discovered missing by staff for several hours.
Whether in a hospital or long-term care facility, it is vital to protect residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia from wandering into restricted areas or outside. This blog will explore the top reasons that a reliable wander management system is a must for any facility with residents at-risk for wandering.
Accutech introduces a new LCD based mobile tag test unit that offers additional tag information and testing capabilities. Staff can now verify tag numbers, review warranty dates and check remaining battery life from an LCD screen. The unit also features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and built in tag (so it can't leave the unit without triggering an alarm).
From the moment a patient enters your facility, their safety, comfort, and care are what matter most. But all too often patient safety means more time managing a system and less time focusing on your patients—and it shouldn’t. Patient safety should be simple. A good security solution should allow nurses and staff to provide the best care for their patients and impose little to no disruptions to a patient’s day-to-day care.
Your patients are your focus, and while safety is a priority you also want to make sure they have freedoms and comforts. It’s easy to take every day activities for granted, but for your patients these little things mean the most. Something that sounds simple, like taking a bath, isn’t as simple for a resident or patient who needs assistance and monitoring. With a sophisticated security band on their wrist while bathing, in therapy pools, or submerged in water in general can pose an issue. Condensation can be a real concern within the tag, and a wet or damaged tag can mean compromised security as well as unnecessary expenditures.
LC 1200 and LS 2400 Wander Management Systems From Accutech Are Certified To Be Sold Within The European Economic Area And Meet The Growing Need For Elopement Security In The European Market.
A recent lawsuit filed in a wrongful death suit against an assisted living facility in Duluth, Michigan highlights the importance of making sure the installation of a wander management system is complete and the configuration is correct. Seeking damages in excess of $50,000, this lawsuit is the result of a resident with dementia wandering out of the facility through an unlocked door that was not monitored. After an investigation, it was determined that “WanderGuard” system in place to prevent the resident from wandering was not connected to all of the unlocked doors in the facility. When the seventy-four year old woman’s body was found, the bracelet was still fastened around her ankle.