Reblog: Residentguard Wander Management System Enables Increased Freedom And Safety For Residents In New York Community

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 Community’s Experience Implementing the ResidentGuard Wander Management System Located in Syracuse, New York, Loretto Health and Rehab is a long-term care community with nearly 600 beds and 150 post-acute beds. Loretto Health and Rehab had been relying on…

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…

Loretto Health and Rehab ResidetGuard Case Study

Background Loretto Health and Reha is located in Syracuse, NY. They are a long-term care facility with over 580 beds and 150 post-acute beds. The facility’s parent company, Loretto, owns several other facilities throughout Central New York. Throughout its history, Loretto has focused on responding to community needs in an innovative, caring fashion. Today, Loretto serves nearly 10,000 individuals a year through its extensive network of services. The Challenge Loretto…

Finding the Right Wander Management Solution

For long-term care and senior living facilities, the health and safely of residents is paramount. Unfortunately, many residents in these communities suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia or other conditions that leave them susceptible to elopement. Scalability: Look for a vendor that offers options to grow as your needs expand. This may mean multiple product options, or simply just a customizable, modular solution that you can grow into. Integration Options Integration with…

Wander Management System

Protect Residents While Maintaining their Dignity with the “Wander Wearable” Protecting “at risk” residents from the threat of elopement has become a high priority for well run skilled nursing, assisted living and rehab facilities. The ResidentGuard solution provides flexible and reliable wander management protection that seamlessly integrates with your community’s security protocols. Features Includes: Stand-alone wander management solution “Wander alarm” at specific door location Wireless stagger tuning capabilities Centralized alert…

Wander Wearable: Protect Residents While Maintaining Their Dignity

Accutech’s “wander wearable” is a waterproof, wearable style device designed exclusively for its wander management solution, ResidentGuard. The wristband/tag combination protects wander-prone residents when used in combination with alarms and other security features. Attractive, discreet look and feel The wander wearable is less institutional and more discreet than traditional options, to help wandering residents maintain their dignity and blend in with the larger resident community. Sleeker and trendier than any…

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.…

Reblog: Accutech Tag Test Station Brings Never Seem Functionality To Wander Prevention And Infant Protection Systems

The Tag Test Station from Accutech Security gives current and future users the ability to see the remaining battery life and warranty date and on any of their RFID-enabled tags. This increased protection and ease of use feature can be added to any Cuddles infant protection, Kidz or ResidentGuard wander management system at an affordable price point and does not require additional installation. The Tag Test Station also allows users…

Wander Management: What to Know When Evaluating Solutions

You’ve decided to purchase a wander management solution to protect your residents, but your next decision isn’t as easy: choosing the right wander management solution to fit your facility’s needs. Different vendors offer different services, functionality, pricing and more. Few important features to consider when evaluating potential solutions. Delivery/Installation Delivery typically takes at least a week, but installation also plays a part in the time it takes to get up and…

Reblog: The Importance of Having a Reliable Wander Management System

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. Keep residents safe (and families at ease) Of course, the most important reason to have an excellent wander management system is…