Wander Management Solutions

In residential aged care facilities there are many factors that may influence residents to wander. These include:

  • Inactivity/boredom – lack of activity may lead the person to wander around looking for something to do.
  • Loneliness – wandering may be a substitute for social interaction.
  • Staff giving extra attention to ‘disruptive’ behaviour.
  • Loss of personal possessions and mementos.
  • Unhelpful surroundings and inadequate building design (no area for residents to safely wander).
  • Care regimes and routines (inconsistency in routine and staff).
  • Special problems at night (e.g.: routinely putting everyone to bed after tea).

Our Wander Management and Elopement system
 uniquely combines the industry’s most accurate RTLS (Real-Time Location System) with a proven resident and patient safety and security system:

Long-term Care Resident Security – Empower residents with a feeling of control and freedom while ensuring their safety and security. Residents can pass through designated access points (e.g. to reach a common area), while others remain secured and protected within different areas.

Acute Care Wander Management – Protect patients from accessing restricted areas while allowing access to common areas. Patients can reach communal space, while remaining secured and protected from wandering to restricted areas.

Resident benefits:

  • Freedom to interact with others
  • Ability to use facility’s resources without sense of “lock-down
  • Safety from wandering into dangerous areas
  • Flexibility to adjust rules
  • Access at the individual level
  • Customizable by severity (high-risk vs. low-risk patients)

Facility benefits:

  • Becomes the first line of defense
  • Enables quick response to wandering
  • Increase resident security
  • Reduce wandering and flight risk
  • Provide peace of mind to residents and families
  • Increase resident satisfaction