Mildred, a new resident, loved to walk in her garden in the morning at her home.After moving to her new care facility, she often gets lost as she wanders, trying to find her garden, and becomes confused and frightened.With Real-time Wander Management, Mildred’s caregivers can be notified when she enters an area in the facility that is outside of her normal routine. Staff can easily locate Mildred and redirect her to the gardens, relieving her stress and increasing her safety and comfort.
Alice is a resident who loves to socialize. She cruises around in her wheelchair most of the day. Unfortunately, Alice does not always know her own limitations and can wheel into dangerous areas. Real-time Wander Management can establish safety zones specific to Alice that will proactively notify the staff that Alice is getting too close to a stairwell so that her caregivers have the opportunity to intervene before she takes a fall. The visibility into Alice’s whereabouts and her proximity to her danger zones will bring great peace of mind to her caregiver team while allowing them to continue providing assigned care to the other residents.
The resident that wants to elope will elope. Resident safety is at risk when the rare moments when elopement prevention plans and policies lapse. A staff member needs to unload a delivery and they find themselves without assistance. The policy is clear that at no time will doors be left open. In this circumstance, for this 8:06am Tuesday delivery, the staff member props open the door so they can easily unload the supplies into the facility. In just this moment, Clarence passes by and is out the door and out on the street before anyone has a chance to notice. Wait, the door alarm has been sounding throughout the facility the entire time the shipment is being unloaded. Why is no one responding? These constant audible door alarms have caused notification fatigue with the staff. While some may not even notice the door alarm, those that do notice are thinking, “There’s the alarm, yup, it’s 8:06am on Tuesday.” Staff believes it’s a false alarm and that it will stop shortly. To make things worse, no one knows that Clarence is missing, or that for certain that he exited the facility, or Clarence’s location.
Real-time Elopement Mitigation can solve these issues and help protect your resident, staff, and organization from a traumatic story. With Real-time Elopement Mitigation, notifications will be sent to designated staff, warning them that a resident is headed for an exit. This warning will notify the staff before the resident reaches the exit. The staff is alerted of the specific resident’s exit location.
Elopement Definition and Facts.
Elopement is defined by the National Institute for Elopement Prevention as “When a patient or resident who is cognitively, physically, mentally, emotionally and/or chemically impaired wanders away, walks away, runs away, escapes or otherwise leaves a care-giving facility or environment unsupervised, unnoticed and/or prior to their scheduled discharge.”
FACTS: Patient or resident elopement is a dangerous and sometimes deadly situation. Elopement is a word that can strike fear into the heart of every older adult care community and caregivers. Thorough elopement prevention and response plans and policies are established. Education is essential for dealing with elopement and the dedicated staff is copiously trained. Current security technology is deployed, including facility wide audible alarms on all locked exits. Even hearing of elopements can undermine confidence. Experiencing an elopement is traumatizing for the resident, their loved ones and staff. The financial impact is significant, with $400,000+ per average settlement.
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BHT/RTLS is differentiated by real-time location and zonal notification capabilities. When, and to which staff member(s) the notifications are sent are determined and adjustable by the facility’s policies and procedures. . Early warning notifications and alerts can be enacted based on zones and individual resident policies. BHT/Real-time early warning notification is what moves your safety care from reactive to proactive and effectively mitigate unsafe wandering and elopement. NOTE: This early warning notification will limit the number of staff required to respond.