Many long-term care facilities are understaffed, while serving a maximum capacity of residents. With not enough eyes on residents and the inefficiencies of manual monitoring systems, it’s possible for dementia patients to wander out an unlocked door and get lost. The potential for harm to the patient increases dramatically the longer they are away from carers.
Minimize the risks of wandering, keep an eye on all residents at the same time, and be alerted when a resident leaves the facility using our RTLS system. With it, you are able to track exactly where each patient is within the facility thanks to each tamper-proof RFID wrist tag. At a single glance of the user interface, staff members can check up on their residents to ensure that everyone is in their rooms at night, or in an authorized area of the facility.
Our wander management RTLS system also allows you to:
Our tags are in the form of a wristband and they are tamper evident. When they are removed by the patients without authorization, they will automatically trigger an alert. Our tags and receivers (anchors) form a mesh network that monitor the wearer's movements and location throughout a facility. When our RTLS system notices that a resident or Alzheimer patient is about to move or has moved outside of geo-fenced area, alerts are sent to the appropriate staff via our ultra-wideband (UWB RTLS) based system. Our RTLS software gives you a bird's eye view of all patients and caregivers on the facility map. The alerts are sent to a nurse's station or even the caregivers' tablets and smartphones added to the RTLS system. The system is designed with alert escalation feature, which monitors response to the alerts and escalates if not responded in a timely manner.
Litum takes patient safety to another level by tying door and elevator control in with our RTLS wander management system. Critical doors can be set to unlock only when an authorized patient or staff member approaches, exterior doors can be set to remain locked until a staff member approaches, and elevator controls remain inactive unless authorized personnel are present.