Wandering & ElopEment
Wandering and elopement are key safety issues that often require additional support by staff, caregivers, and family members.
Our remote support system can enable staff and caregivers to respond proactively and redirect behaviors when individuals exit the home.
Who Can Benefit?
Individuals who wander at night or have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia
Individuals who do not recognize or understand safety issues related to wandering
Individuals who have the skills to live independently but need guidance on behavioral outcomes
What Results Can We Expect?
Greater opportunities for privacy and independent living
Proactive rather than reactive staff responses
Reduce unnecessary onsite staffing for “just in case” situations
What Technology Can Help?
A SimplyHome System, including components such as:
Door and window sensors to sense entrance and exit
Motion sensors in living space to look for inactivity or falls
Bed and chair pressure pads to monitor unusual activity/inactivity
What Types of Alerts Can Be Sent?
Sample situations in which staff, family members, and/or the individuals themselves can receive alerts:
When a door or window is opened at any time or within certain time frames
When motion is detected near a door or window sensor
When an individual does/does not activate a bed or chair pad within certain time frames
When the individual gets out of bed and approaches a certain area of the home
Provider Creates Opportunities for Independence
One New York provider has set up supported living apartments for individuals who have issues related to nighttime wandering and who need supervision while out in the community.
By using our remote support systems, the clients are able to enjoy private living spaces without having staff on site around the clock. Instead, staff are able to provide support just during the day, when the individuals are out in the community, and are able to respond quickly if issues with wandering or elopement arise.
By using our remote support technology, the staff were able to significantly reduce their onsite presence while still being available for 24-hour proactive support.