Facilities that care for residents with dementia face tough challenges. One of the most pressing is how to provide the safest, most secure environment possible ,while ensuring every individual’s dignity and quality of life. An Ascom Wanderer Control solution can go a long way to helping you achieve this.
Our solutions typically combine wearable transceivers, low-frequency location beacons, movement sensors and two-way communication systems. They enable staff to easily monitor and track a resident’s whereabouts. At the same time, the solution helps to maximise mobility and freedom of movement for those suffering from dementia. And of course, knowing that their loved ones are in a safe and secure environment can help reassure residents’ families.
By maximising freedom of movement within a secure environment, the Ascom Wanderer Control solution can contribute to enhanced self-esteem among residents. Mobility also promotes exercise and social interaction among residents with dementia. Other residents, too, stand to benefit from the deployment of smart technology in long-term care facilities, as the absence of loud alarms and frantic searches for wanderers helps create a calmer, more peaceful atmosphere for all.
The solution also facilitates what the Alzheimer’s Association calls “engagement in meaningful activities” - “a critical element of good dementia care”. These meaningful activities help residents maintain their functional abilities, and can enhance their quality of life by providing choices and a sense of community and enjoyment.1
1. Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residencies and Nursing Homes. 2009. Alzheimer’s Association Campaign for Quality Residential Care. [accessed 2017 January 31] http://alz.org/national/documents/brochure_DCPRphases1n2.pdf