Elderly Patients

Read: Fla. Senior Living Facility Enlists Direct Supply to Deter Patient Wandering 

Fla. Senior Living Facility Enlists Direct Supply to Deter Patient Wandering 

Direct Supply integrated the facility’s access control with video surveillance, intercoms and an at-risk human perimeter system.

Read: Lessons Learned from the Evacuation of a Long-Term Care Facility

Lessons Learned from the Evacuation of a Long-Term Care Facility

Here’s what worked and what didn’t during this long-term care facility’s temporary evacuation of its 144 residents.

Read: Gulf Coast Hospital Sitter Accused of Sucking on Patient’s Toes

Gulf Coast Hospital Sitter Accused of Sucking on Patient’s Toes

The sitter said he put his hand on the foot of the patient’s bed to reach for his cell phone he had dropped when she became startled.

Read: 37% of Potential Elder Abuse Cases Aren’t Reported to Law Enforcement

37% of Potential Elder Abuse Cases Aren’t Reported to Law Enforcement

A report from the Department of Health also found 1 in 5 cases of potential elder abuse aren’t reported to state inspection agencies.

Read: Trump Administration Lowers Nursing Home Fines

Trump Administration Lowers Nursing Home Fines

Reducing the penalties may give nursing homes less incentive to fix dangerous practices that could potentially harm elderly patients.

Read: Arizona Pushes for Video Surveillance in Long-term Care Facilities

Arizona Pushes for Video Surveillance in Long-term Care Facilities

After a rape incident last month at a Phoenix hospital, the state is now pushing for video surveillance in common areas.

Read: Top 4 Safety and Security Concerns of Assisted Care Facilities

Top 4 Safety and Security Concerns of Assisted Care Facilities

IAHSS issued new guidance for handling violence in assisted care facilities after surveying security directors about their top safety concerns.

Read: Dementia Patient Found Dead in Restricted Stairwell at S.F. General

Dementia Patient Found Dead in Restricted Stairwell at S.F. General

The 75-year-old woman had been missing for 10 days from a nearby behavioral health center when her body was discovered in the stairwell.

Read: OWAL Helps Westchester Center Improve Safety, Efficiencies

OWAL Helps Westchester Center Improve Safety, Efficiencies

Facial recognition technology has allowed the Westchester Center for Independent & Assisted Living to protect against patient elopement and better manage schedules.

Read: Responding to Elderly Patient Elopement and Wandering: Part 2

Responding to Elderly Patient Elopement and Wandering: Part 2

Security technology and proper planning can help mitigate the risk of patient wandering and elopement, as well as aid your healthcare facility’s response to a patient escape.

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