Reblog: Preventing Elopement

New technology provides better anti-wandering solutions for caregivers One of the most challenging, life-threatening issues related to the care of a person with cognitive loss is the occurrence of wandering, wherein an individual strays into unsafe territories and may be harmed. The most dangerous form of wandering is elopement, which occurs when a confused person leaves an area and does not return. The risk of wandering is a growing concern…

Infant abduction – Right here in Thane!

Bringing a baby into the world is a joyous event. But the threat of infant abduction is still a very real one. A report by The Times of India found that a newborn boy was abducted from Thane Civil Hospital around 3 am on Sunday, January 14, 2018 barely four hours after his birth. Deputy commissioner of police D Swami said that CCTV cameras had captured the child-lifter—a woman in…

Reblog: What To Know About Wander Management

Wander management systems have been in use for the past 25 years, ensuring the safety of Alzheimer’s and dementia residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult day care centers. And like other brand names that have become synonymous with their product, the term Wander Guard has become the generic name for this type of technology. However there are many products on the market and while they all work…

Reblog: Successful Infant Abduction Demonstrates Danger of “Alarm Fatigue”

A father exited the maternity a Medical Center with his 2-day old infant wrapped in blankets inside a duffel bag to avoid a visit by child welfare workers. An investigative report by 3TV Phoenix including security camera footage shows hospital staff twice clearing alarms triggered by the security bracelet worn by the infant while the father tried to exit a locked emergency door. After triggering a 3rd alarm, he was…

Reblog: 12 Strategies for Senior Fall Prevention

A fall can have big consequences for a senior. You could break a bone or find yourself stuck without an easy way to call for help (it’s a tired cliché, but it has happened). As you age, spending long periods in a hospital or bedridden because of a fall comes with a number of other potential consequences – you could catch a serious illness, you become stationary and don’t get…

Reblog: 10 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Easy Home Modifications To Reduce The Risk Of Injuries From Falls As part of the National Safety Council’s Safety Awareness Month, the week of June 20, 2016 focuses on increasing awareness around falls and fall prevention. In support of that initiative, MobileHelp, a leader in mobile medical alert system and personal health management technology, has released an infographic to provide consumers with tips on how to make homes and outdoor spaces…

Reblog: Why is Fall Prevention so important?

Among older adults, Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. According to HRET-HEN: Among older adults, ages 65 or better, Falls…

Reblog: Emerging Classifications of the Queuing System

Classification of the queuing systems is usually governed by variables like phases and channels. They can also be sorted as finite or infinite. However, a unique perspective of queue analysis can be designed to introduce specificity to the waiting lines, which can scrutinize the relationship between congestion and the delay caused by it to introduce effective solutions for queue management. Snake Queue: Inspired by the evergreen classic Snake Game, people…

Reblog: Considerations on choosing the right queuing system

Standing and waiting to be served is no longer an option for today’s fast paced customer. Numerous service centers and environments are transforming their customer experience by adopting a virtual queuing system to mange long waits. Deploying a queue management system surely augments your customers journey, but the real question remains the same, that how do you select the right queuing system which is also right for my business? The…