Accutech Blog

Products and Strategies for Managing Dementia Wandering

Posted by Accutech on January 25, 2021 9:14 am

Running a senior living facility comes with many rewards, and providing elderly adults with a safe place to live is one of them. However, senior care also comes with challenges, particularly for those who serve memory care patients. Dementia wandering behavior can be difficult to control in a safe, effective manner that doesn’t make residents…

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Topics: Electronic Access Control, Hospital, ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Top 5 Best Practices for Infant Security in Hospitals

Posted by Accutech on January 15, 2021 9:15 am

Hospitals and birthing centers have a duty to keep the infants in their care safe from harm. They implement safety strategies and rules to ensure that infants arrive safely into the world and leave the hospital in the best health possible. One particular concern for newborns in healthcare settings is abduction.  A number of strategies…

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Topics: Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital

Hospital Bag Checklist

Posted by Accutech on January 11, 2021 10:53 am

So much is out of your control when delivering a baby, but there are two things you can control—what hospital you deliver at and what you bring to the hospital. Choosing a hospital can be a daunting task, but comparing the features at different hospitals in your area is a good place to start. For…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital

What Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Posted by Accutech on December 15, 2020 9:11 am

Most people have heard the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” before. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. Dementia is a term used to describe the general decline in mental capability in elderly adults. You could say, “My grandfather has dementia as he is forgetting memories, gets confused easily, and…

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Topics: Senior Living

Alzheimer’s Home Safety

Posted by Accutech on December 3, 2020 9:09 am

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in a home environment without the resources available to an assisted living facility can be challenging. Assisted living facilities rely on nursing staff and advanced technology, such as wander wearable devices to keep Alzheimer’s residents safe from harm. This type of device notifies staff through a perimeter alert…

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Topics: Senior Living, Wander Management

Infant Abduction at St. Francis Medical Center

Posted by Accutech on November 13, 2020 10:11 am

How to Prevent Infant Abduction at Your Medical Facility On October 22, 2020, Travis Hargrove abducted a baby from St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana (KNOE News). Because of the hospital’s safety measures, authorities were contacted quickly and the infant was recovered safely a few hours later. Travis Hargrove is now in custody, and St.…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital, Kidz

If it Can Happen to Joe Montana, it Can Happen to You, Too

Posted by Accutech on October 13, 2020 10:08 am

Joe Montana, legendary quarterback, was surprised by an intruder inside a California home on Saturday, September 26, 2020. A strange woman was holding his infant grandchild when he encountered her. The report by Tyler Morning Telegraph suggests that the woman’s intentions were to abduct the child. She gained access to the home through an unlocked…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital, Kidz

Best Tracking Devices for Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted by Accutech on September 15, 2020 9:20 am

Alzheimer’s disease is one common cause of dementia. Dementia is a term that encompasses a wide range of cognitive functioning issues, such as memory loss, thinking impairment, problems with judgment, and difficulty with social interactions. Dementia can cause elderly adults to become confused, scared, angry, lost, and forgetful. These cognition problems present a danger to…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Newborn Baby Safety Tips

Posted by Accutech on August 26, 2020 3:09 pm

Your newborn baby’s safety is your top priority, whether you’re having a child for the first time or the fourth. Even when you have had a baby before, safety information changes, and you probably want to make sure you’re doing everything right. While in the hospital after delivery, before you even take your baby home,…

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Topics: Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital

How Is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed?

Posted by Accutech on July 13, 2020 8:03 am

Alzheimer’s disease—a progressive brain disorder that slowly causes one’s memory to degenerate—affects one in every 10 people aged 65 and older. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, between the years 2000 and 2018, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 146%—with the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s expected to grow to nearly 14 million by 2050. While…

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Topics: Senior Living, Wander Management