What Is a Wandering Protection System?
Facilities that house aging residents face a number of challenges, particularly when it comes to residents who suffer from memory impairment.
Wandering memory care residents can present a serious risk, both to their safety and the safety of other residents. It’s essential for continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers to have control over what areas of the facility these residents can access.
At the same time, however, limiting these residents’ movement must be done in a way that both preserves their dignity and allows for the free flow of other guests throughout the facility.
Balancing both of these needs can be complicated. But with the right wandering protection system, it’s possible to protect residents, prevent them from exposing themselves to harm, and provide guests with the access they need.
A wandering protection system allows facility managers and caregivers to monitor the activity of high-risk and/or wandering patients, particularly those with memory impairment. Facility workers can secure specific doors on-demand, as well as set up alarms to trigger in the event of wandering residents.
But wanderer protection is about more than simply securing doors and setting alarms. A wandering protection system should also allow facility staff to gather data and create reports based on specific events, tracking the movements of individual residents. By identifying at-risk residents and creating event-specific reports, a wandering protection system can both protect the facility in question and keep resident families better informed.
Wandering Protection Systems from Signal Technologies
Signal Technologies offers the latest in wandering prevention with our state of the art systems from SecureCare and Adveez. These systems allow facilities to closely monitor the location of wandering patients, reducing the risk that these residents might otherwise pose to themselves and others in the facility.
Signal works with a variety of facilities, including:
How to Pick the Right Wandering Protection System for Your Facility
In choosing a wanderer protection system for your facility, there are several things you should look for.
First, it’s important to ensure that the system offers basic functionality. Any wandering protection system should allow facility staff to control which areas of the facility particular residents can access. At the same time, visitors should be able to move freely around the facility.
But beyond basic access control, the best wandering protection system should be resident-centered. It should support facility staff, keep residents safe, and preserve residents’ dignity all at the same time. The right wandering protection system should also be reliable: facility staff need to know that they can count on the system to work consistently. Further, the system shouldn’t be complicated. Facility staff should be able to learn the system quickly and easily.
Signal Technologies offers wandering resident protection systems designed to meet and exceed these requirements.
Choosing Your Security and Communications Provider
Looking for a wandering protection system provider? Choose Signal Technologies.
At Signal, we offer reliable, 24/7 support. If you ever encounter issues with your system, a Signal Technologies professional is just a phone call away. Our expert technicians can remotely link to your system, effectively assessing the situation in a matter of minutes.
Even the best systems need maintenance. Our team of maintenance professionals are always happy to assist you, offering access to parts, troubleshooting, and on-site repair services.
Installing a wandering protection system can be complex, particularly in the case of larger facilities. Signal Technologies can work with your facility’s directors to ensure that your new system is properly installed and in compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. We also offer training for staff, ensuring that your employees can begin using your new system right away.