When it comes to independent living, assisted living, and nursing home facilities, not only are nurse call solutions necessary but so are wandering management systems. If cost is an issue for your company, think about the ways in which the benefits outweigh risks involved with not integrating access control systems with wandering management software. Review the 5 benefits of wandering management systems below and the risks associated with not having them in place.
If residents try to leave the facility or wander into restricted areas, the nurse staff will be notified via the wandering management system. This increases the level of security for the residents, making the building a safer and more enjoyable place to live.
Not only will residents be living in a more secure environment with wandering management systems, but the staff, family, and friends will be put at ease. Whether a nurse is working for a twelve hour shift in this space or a family member is visiting with their loved one for the afternoon, all of those involved in ever entering or leaving the building will feel secure.
With a secure living facility, residents will not only love their living space, but they will also refer the facility to friends. The list of concerns a family has while choosing the correct facility for their elder goes on and on. Finding a facility with the right systems in place is not an easy task, so including the advanced technologies available today only put you one step in front of your competition.
Oftentimes, Dementia or Alzheimer's patients “wander” at nighttime. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 out of 10 people with dementia will wander. Risks for facilities without advanced security technologies include wandering patients becoming lost or leaving the building, residents in need of a nurse without a way to notify them, and much, much more.