What is Wander Management?
‘At risk’ patients, including Alzheimer’s and Dementia suffers often wander, sometimes into unsafe areas outside the hospital or into a private medical room. Patients can wander into situations that put themselves or others in danger of serious injury, harm and in extreme circumstances, death. A Wander Management system (WMS) prevents these risks by offering discreet and respectful safeguarding of vulnerable adults in a controlled environment.
Why are they so important?
The negative publicity hospitals and care facilities receive when an ‘at risk’ patient is placed in a dangerous or life threatening situation can cause irreversible damage to the facility's reputation and lead to serious financial implications. Therefore, the safeguarding of vulnerable adults is a key responsibility for caregivers.
How does it work?
When a caregiver identifies an ‘at risk’ patient, a small and comfortable tag is secured around the patient’s wrist, keeping them safe within the boundaries of the care facility. The tag alerts caregivers when a patient is close to an exit door and triggers an alarm when the patient has left the premises or entered an unauthorised area, so they can act accordingly.
What are the benefits?
· Vulnerable patients are protected from the risk of getting lost, injured and even death.
· Enables caregivers to focus on other tasks while having peace of mind knowing their ‘at risk’ patients are safe.
· In extreme circumstances, the system prevents the negative publicity and financial implications that happen as a result of a patient getting lost, injured or killed.
· The system offers affordable, respectful and comfortable safeguarding of vulnerable adults.