Incorporating wander management in your memory care or residential facility should be a top priority within your operations. Residents within these types of facilities are often prone to wandering and can have a hard time remembering or knowing how to get back to safety – which can be a major security and safety concern for residents and their loved ones and staff members. Location-based data solutions (LBDS) can be an excellent wander management solution that makes operations easier and more reliable.
Know Where Residents Are
The top priority in wander management should be knowing where your residents are, and whether they need assistance. Having a clear understanding of their status allows your staff to provide residents with the best care possible, in the safest way. Whether your residents are wandering around looking for someone or just lost in an unfamiliar space, a reliable wander management solution that uses LBDS allows you to locate, connect with, and assist wandering patients.
How Does it Work?
Many LBDS offer information in real-time and feature mobile applications that allow staff and management to access patient locations and roaming information in the palm of their hand within an instant. Solutions such as Secure Care’s wander management technology use a combination of radio-frequency identification chips and their unique Door GUARDIAN®technology to create a reliable, all-encompassing wander management system.
Location-based data solutions (LBDS) use GPS locating software that notes and reports the pinpoint location of the radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip counterpart technology. These RFID chips use active radio frequency identification and WiFi systems to locate and report the instant location of the chip, and you can assign a chip to each resident. The small RFID chips can be seamlessly integrated into patient’s badges or bracelets, and non-invasively monitor their location at any given time – without requiring a scanner or manual check-in process. RFID chips work with the Door GUARDIAN solution to manage any entrances, exits, and thresholds that should not be crossed by residents without supervision from staff or loved ones. One of the many benefits from these types of wander management solutions is the ease of use and ability to set boundaries using geofencing, that trigger alerts when crossed by residents who should not be there.
Boost Independence Without Compromising Safety
Integrating wander management for memory care safety can reinforce peace of mind for staff members and residents’ loved ones. Knowing that you have a reliable system monitoring the location and status of residents allows peace of mind when it comes to knowing they are accounted for, even if you do not have direct eyes on them at the moment. Wander management helps your staff provide the highest quality care, without having to infringe on residents’ independence. With wander management solutions in place, you can allow residents to the facility and explore on their own, without compromising their safety in the process.
Wander Management is Essential
Including wander management solutions in your facility operations can increase the memory care safety of your residents significantly. Reliable wander management brings many benefits, including higher visibility, reliable operations, more peace of mind, and increased resident independence. Location-based data solutions are strong, reliable, and flexible to ensure your facility gets the most out of its operations. Having a reliable wander management system such as Secure Care Products’ own solutions can make a massive difference in the quality of care your residents receive and overall memory care safety.
Overall, location-based data solutions can be a powerful tool for enhancing wander management in memory care and residential facilities. By providing real-time tracking, geofencing, non-invasive tracking, and integration with other systems, location-based data solutions can help prevent wandering incidents and improve the safety and quality of care for residents.
Whether you are looking to completely rethink your resident security solutions or are looking to boost your pre-existing setup, Secure Care has the right wander management solutions for your facility and its needs.
About Secure Care Products, LLC
For over 40 years, Secure Care Products, LLC has been committed to providing improved safety, security, and locating solutions through best-in-class service and innovative design for your most valuable assets. As the first company in the world to design and manufacture electronic monitoring equipment for wander-prone residents, we empower long-term care and healthcare facilities around the world. Using state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technologies, we keep people and things protected. Let us know how we can help you by calling 1.800.451.7917 or contact us.