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

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

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

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

Signs Your Loved One May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Posted by Accutech on October 23, 2019 3:38 am

Assisted living facilities support residents with everyday tasks like cleaning, cooking, and personal hygiene. They may also offer nursing care and can help with medication management and on-site physical therapy. If you have a parent or grandparent who is struggling to care for themselves, assisted living can ease the burden of everyday tasks. Moving to…

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Topics: Senior Living

ResidentGuard Wander Management System Enables Increased Freedom and Safety for Residents in New York Community

Posted by Chris Konicek on February 28, 2019 2:18 pm

A balance between freedom and safety is difficult for a community to achieve. With ResidentGuard, staff at Loretto Health and Rehab can rest assured they\'re providing residents with the proper balance.

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living, Wander Management

The Importance of Having a Reliable Wander Management System

Posted by Chris Konicek on January 31, 2018 12:26 pm

Whether in a hospital or long-term care facility, it is vital to protect residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia from wandering into restricted areas or outside. This blog will explore the top reasons that a reliable wander management system is a must for any facility with residents at-risk for wandering.

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Topics: News, ResidentGuard, Senior Living

Introducing the ID-TAD: An LCD Enhanced Tag Tester That Provides More Information and Convenience

Posted by Chris Konicek on October 10, 2017 9:32 am

Accutech introduces a new LCD based mobile tag test unit that offers additional tag information and testing capabilities. Staff can now verify tag numbers, review warranty dates and check remaining battery life from an LCD screen. The unit also features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and built in tag (so it can’t leave the unit without…

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Topics: ResidentGuard, Senior Living

Putting Patient Care and Comfort First

Posted by Accutech on August 28, 2017 11:03 am

From the moment a patient enters your facility, their safety, comfort, and care are what matter most. But all too often patient safety means more time managing a system and less time focusing on your patients—and it shouldn’t. Patient safety should be simple. A good security solution should allow nurses…

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Topics: Cuddles, Hospital, ResidentGuard, Senior Living