Wander Management for Dementia Care
A Wander-Management System for Memory Care
RFID Locating and Tracking Devices That Form the Patient-Wandering System
Approximately 50 million people globally have a form of dementia and studies have found that 75 percent of cases go undiagnosed. As their disease progresses, most will become prone to wandering.
With the GuardRFID system, patients are assigned a tamper-proof active RFID tag to be worn comfortably around the wrist or neck. The tag transmits a periodic location signal to readers mounted around doors, exits, stairwells, elevators and other locations where the patient is not allowed to pass for their own safety.
The AllGuard® software recognizes the tag, identifies the patient, and activates rules as configured by the facility. Rules can include measures such as locking doors, activating alarms and generally initiating relevant protocols before the patient crosses the defined thresholds.
Dementia Wandering at Night Tracking Devices
As the day progresses, dementia patients are far more likely to be confused and disoriented. This is not only a safety risk for the person, but a source of stress and anxiety for family members and staff.
Couple that with darkness outside and the risks rise with each hour. More traditional approaches to this problem rely on additional nighttime staff to keep a close watch on things. The HID Real-Time Location Services (RTLS) approach is meant to reduce the need for extra staff while keeping memory-care patients safe and families at ease.
HID’s Suite of RTLS Solutions
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