Wandering and Elopement Prevention
One of the most concerning issues for nursing home caregivers is resident wandering. Approximately half of nursing home residents have some form of dementia, and according to the Alzheimer's Association,
six in 10 people with dementia will wander. Wandering that results in elopement can be life-threatening for residents, and nursing homes that do not have a reliable wandering prevention system in place expose
themselves to penalties and expensive litigation.
Scandent minimizes the risk of resident wandering and elopement in nursing homes with checkpoints that have the ability to lock doors and elevators, local alarms to alert staff, and phone call, text message and email alerts
that can be sent to designated staff members that may not be nearby.
Most commercially-available wandering systems rely on battery-powered wristbands that wandering-prone residents must wear. Many residents do not like these wristbands, and if they are removed
or their battery fails, the system is rendered ineffective. With Scandent, wristbands are only the first line of protection. Scandent also employs various RFID tags for clothing, shoes, wallets, wheelchairs, walkers and other
items to provide multiple levels of security.