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What Is Elopement?

Posted by Accutech on April 10, 2021 2:05 pm

The term “elopement” refers to the behavior of pediatric wandering. Wandering behavior in kids can happen for a number of reasons and can be especially problematic for children with developmental disabilities, particularly children with autism (ASD). Autistic children don’t have the same intuitive understanding of dangerous situations and don’t always know how to avoid them.…

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Topics: Kidz, Wander Management

Why Is Wandering a Problem in a Facility?

Posted by Accutech on March 10, 2021 1:52 pm

Elderly adults join senior care communities for a variety of reasons, but one of those reasons is due to memory issues and forgetfulness. When an elderly adult has dementia, they can become a danger to themselves. They need to be in a place where they won’t harm themselves accidentally or put themselves in a dangerous…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Wander Management

What Is Wander Management?

Posted by Accutech on February 20, 2021 12:48 pm

The term “wander management” encompasses the challenging act of controlling the wander behavior of seniors who have dementia or other memory and cognitive processing issues. Most cases of dementia are caused by the disease known as Alzheimer’s, but dementia can be caused by other diseases as well. When an elderly adult suffers from dementia, they…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Wander Management

CertaScan Digital Footprinting vs. Paper Footprinting

Posted by Accutech on February 9, 2021 3:27 pm

Technology has advanced and improved the medical field in many ways, but some wonder if products of the past were better than the technology of today. For example, does digital footprint scanning provide a value over ink and paper footprinting? Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions offers a product for footprinting infants in hospitals called CertaScan. This…

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Topics: CertaScan

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