Wander Prevention


Anyone who has memory problems and is able to walk is at risk for wandering. Even in the early stages of dementia, a resident can become disoriented or confused for a period of time.  Elopements can happen, even with the most diligent of caregivers. Wandering among residents with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and systems to help prevent it.  

Door Harware Solutions

  1. ‚ÄčAt risk residents wear a small anklet  transmitter that silently locks an exit door as they approach. The door unlocks as the resident passes.
  2. Generate an alarm if an anklet wearing resident passes through an exit door.
  3. Annunciate resident name at nurse station, or direclty to the nurse via pager or mobile application.

Real Time Resident Monitoring

With this software solution, residents wear a small transmitter than constantly transmits their position.  Our server transposes that information onto a floorplan of the facility showing the location of each resident (and/or staff member).  Zones are created at high risks areas that will generate an alarm if breached.


Elopment Recovery

In the event of an elopement, quickly locate the roaming resident with our mobile tracker and bring them back home safely without incident.

Who is at risk of wandering:

  • Tries to fulfill former obligations, such as going to work
  • Tries or wants to "go home," even when at home
  • Is restless, paces or makes repetitive movements
  • Has difficulty locating familiar places like the bathroom, bedroom or dining room
  • Asks the whereabouts of current or past friends and family
  • Appears lost in a new or changed environment
  • Acts as if doing a hobby or chore, but nothing gets done (e.g., moves around pots and dirt without actually planting anything)