Maintaining Resident and Staff Security During the Holidays

Posted on December 1, 2023

Staff Safety

With the holidays right around the corner, residential care facilities see much more traffic than the rest of the year, whether it be family members visiting or special holiday programs being held. Maintaining resident safety and overall facility security should be a top priority for your staff. Location-based data solutions (LBDS) can help take the stress off your team when it comes to the safety and security of your facility.

How Do LBDS Work?

Implementing Location-Based Data Solutions (LBDS) in memory care safety significantly improves the overall visibility within your facility. This is achieved by collecting detailed information regarding the residents’ whereabouts, movement patterns, and upcoming destinations. The technology behind location-based data solutions utilizes GPS locating software, ensuring precise tracking and reporting of the exact location of RFID chips.

These RFID chips leverage active radio frequency identification and WiFi systems to instantaneously transmit their locations. Assigning a unique chip to each resident and staff member facilitates direct attachment to user bracelets or ID cards. This eliminates the need for additional hardware such as scanners or readers throughout the facility to grant access to secure areas.

Furthermore, LBDS can be extended to staff members, allowing seamless entry to staff-only spaces without needing to rely on traditional keys. This streamlined approach not only enhances safety protocols but also simplifies facility security.

Top 3 Safety Concerns

Running a residential care facility involves addressing several safety considerations, with the primary focus on three key areas of resident safety:

  1. Wander Management: Effectively managing residents who may wander is of utmost importance to ensure their safety and well-being.
  2. Emergency/Urgent Response Needs: Swift and efficient responses to emergencies or urgent situations are crucial for safeguarding the health and safety of residents.

  3. Noninvasive Monitoring: Utilizing nonintrusive methods to monitor residents is essential to upholding their privacy while still ensuring their safety.

Location-Based Data Solutions (LBDS) offer real-time insights into the locations of residents, employees, and assets, detailing their routes and timestamps. Importantly, this is achieved without compromising their privacy, demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a nonintrusive monitoring approach within the facility.

Holiday LBDS Applications

The holidays bring a new set of challenges, as there is more traffic and often an influx of visitors looking to spend time with their loved ones, which results in patients being outside of their normal routines. This may make it more challenging to locate them when it is time for their medications, appointments, and other routine action items.  LBDS allow you to pinpoint exactly where residents are without invading their privacy when it is inconvenient, such as during family time. Instead of having to supervise their visits directly, you can monitor residents’ status remotely, giving them more freedom, peace of mind, and quality time to spend with their loved ones.

Finding the Right Solution for Your Facility

All facilities are not created equal, just as not all facility security solutions are the same. Secure Care Products prides itself on offering reliable wander management and resident safety solutions that can be easily integrated into your facility, making operations run smoother and resident safety a priority. Connect with one of their expert team members to learn how you could be boosting facility security with Secure Care.

About Secure Care Products, LLC

For over 40 years, Secure Care Products, LLC has been committed to providing improved safety 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 by visiting our website.


Success Stories

Secure Care’s long list of satisfied customers throughout the globe is a testament of the quality and value our customers receive with Secure Care’s product line. Whether you need infant security or wandering resident software, or anything in between, Secure Care has a solution that’s right for you. Learn more about our advanced technology so you can advance your organization’s safety.

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