It is estimated that up to 31% of residents in long term care wander.
Cognitively impaired individuals who wander are at high risk of injury. Elopement, in which the person wanders away from a skilled long-term care home, is the most dangerous type of wandering and has resulted in death.
Injuries from falls account for roughly 36 percent of potentially preventable visits to the hospital emergency room by long-term care residents.
In addition to the negative physical and mental health consequences of falling, there are significant associated financial costs, estimated at $2 billion annually.
Nurse call solutions that can dramatically improve communication and collaboration within hospitals, mental health facilities and long-term care homes—solutions that can help enhance patient safety, staff satisfaction and clinical workflows.
Carnelian Technologies is focused on long term care homes to assist with the many challenges of caring for complex care and dementia. These facilities have the highest rate of violence against staff.
Residents and patients aren’t getting what they need in terms of care since devices are not available in real-time.
Nurses, along with front line workers search for equipment or are hoarding the items so it is available when they need it. Care givers don’t have time or steps to waste. Find what you need quickly and in real time.
Noise that is acceptable to care staff may be particularly distressing and disorientating for a person with dementia, especially at busy times of day such as shift change-over and mealtimes.