Reblog: Growing Demand For Wander Management In Assisted Living Facilities

“[ALFs] are now adding memory care units or allowing residents who have some memory issues to stay,” Konicek says. “Say a husband and a wife come in, and one of them develops early onset dementia. They don’t necessarily want to be separated, and the families don’t want to move them to a skilled level of care and go through the process of removing them from one another. That is leading…

Reblog: Faulty Wander Management System Found in Case of Memory Care Death

A report from the Ohio Department of Health found that Campbell exited the building around 12:35 a.m., likely died between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m., and wasn’t discovered by staff until 8:20 a.m. However, bed checks at 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. documented (fraudulently) that Campbell was in her room. Now three Hilty Home staff members are being charged on a number of charges including involuntary manslaughter, forgery and gross patient neglect.…