Accutech Blog

How to Talk to a Parent with Dementia

Posted by Accutech on June 3, 2022 2:55 pm

Just as our bodies go through changes as we age, so does our mind. For some, this means developing dementia — a group of brain disorders that lead to a decline in memory and thinking skills. If you have a parent with dementia, it’s important to learn how to communicate with them effectively. Here are…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Winning at Supply Chain Management Amid Worldwide Challenges

Posted by Accutech on January 15, 2022 3:19 pm

Industries across the globe have faced supply chain disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the healthcare security industry is no exception, Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions remained a leader in the industry through efficient supplier and inventory management. While most competitors have experienced significant delays, Accutech experienced a very limited delay of production…

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Topics: Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Kidz, News, ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Pediatric Patient Elopement Systems vs Adult Wander Management Systems

Posted by Accutech on August 25, 2021 3:19 pm

Both children and adults need to be well cared for, and part of that care involves ensuring that patients’ whereabouts are known by hospital staff and caretakers, at any given time. However, there are a few differences in the needs of infants and children versus adults when it comes to…

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Topics: CertaScan, Cuddles, Kidz, ResidentGuard

New Alzheimer’s Drug, Aduhelm, Approved by the FDA

Posted by Accutech on June 28, 2021 10:30 am

For decades, scientists and medical researchers have searched for a cure for Alzheimer’s to no avail. Most approved drugs for use in Alzheimer’s sufferers are intended to combat symptoms of this degenerative and deadly disease. In addition, technologies have been developed to help protect Alzheimer’s patients from harm that could result from the negative side…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

Healthcare Security Solutions in Hospitals

Posted by Accutech on April 20, 2021 9:05 am

It chills the blood to think that people would commit crimes at hospitals—places that exist to save lives and cure illnesses. Unfortunately, crimes do occur at hospitals and healthcare facilities, and it’s important to take crime prevention seriously. Hospital leaders can protect patients, workers, and visitors from harm by utilizing existing technology to secure their…

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Topics: Cuddles, Electronic Access Control, Hospital, ResidentGuard

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

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

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

TurunUK and Accutech Security Systems Exclusive Partnership

Posted by Accutech on March 3, 2020 2:17 pm

TurunUK and Accutech Security formed an exclusive partnership to design and deliver high-quality wander management security system solutions to healthcare facilities in European countries. Accutech Security is a leading manufacturer in electronic monitoring and security systems and is actively installed in more than 5,000 healthcare facilities worldwide.  TurunUK is an experienced healthcare leader of patient…

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Topics: News, ResidentGuard, Wander Management