Important Considerations When Selecting A Wander System
Facilities that provide memory care services routinely balance the need to provide a safe and secure environment—while simultaneously encouraging mobility to enhance each individual’s dignity and quality of life. But a surprising statistic is more than half of the elopement claims reported in the CNA’s 2016 Aging Services Claim Report were associated with assisted living care, as opposed to skilled nursing care. These findings show a rising number of cognitive-impaired residents are moving into communities and are moving into a lower level of care than they may actually need. (1)
A wide variety of wander management and elopement technologies are available, but which solution best suits your mix of residents, facility, and staff? Although isolated technologies are often powerful, they are amplified when combined and harnessed in a technological ecosystem. Interoperability allows the community to have a strategic, comprehensive, and holistic emergency alerting and response management system – rather than multiple disjointed systems and response plans. Inefficient, standalone alarms can be transformed into a sophisticated alerting system with the right integration strategy.
- 60% of people with dementia/Alzheimer’s will wander
- The average out of court wandering settlement is over $400,000
- Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) elopement events can cost your community up to $10,000/day per occurrence
Torrence has always been at the forefront of advanced technology used in clinical environments. We can help you select the best solution to provide a safe and dignified environment for your residents. We’re experts in the design and integration of a wide variety of technologies, including:
- Nurse Call Systems integrated to mobile devices
- Wander and Elopement Systems
- Access Control and Security Camera systems
- Personal Emergency Response Systems with Geo-Fence integration
- Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS)
Making the right technology decisions can help create operational efficiencies that enable cost savings. Benefits include Reduced Response Times, Reduced Incidences, Increased Resident, Staff, Family Safety and Satisfaction, Improved Outcomes, and Improved Regulatory Compliance.
Contact Torrence if you’d like to schedule a comprehensive onsite review of your technology systems.