LONG TERM CARE FACILITY SAFETY & SECURITY
SDC & Code Alert® partner to provide a reliable elopement
solution for patient wandering in LTC Facilities
How it Works
- resident wearing transmitter wristband gets too close to a monitored exit
- attennas pickup the transmitter signal and the system locks the door
- if the resident tries to open the door, an audible alarm from the Touchpad Exit Controller sounds
- Central Station receives Alert Information
Security and Life Safety Considerations
Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities present unique security issues different from traditional hospital and health care facility security requirements. Patients/residents in LTC facilities are more at risk to harm from their own actions like wandering, confusion and disorientation, from outsiders taking advantage of their frail and weakened conditions, or from their own aggressive behaviors. Extra care, attention and security is required.
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Compliance and regulations have become more complex and liability claims have climbed in recent years, making the safety and security of residents a key component in every LTC facility's risk management plans. This is providing huge opportunities for those door hardware, security dealers and distributors, installers and system integrators willing to educate themselves in the skills, expertise and solutions needed to serve this market.
Long Term Care (LTC) facilities experience unique security challenges, including access and egress control, relating to patients with dementia-related conditions.
These residents are at risk for wandering and getting lost either in or outside your LTC facility. This can create the danger of injury or even death because they usually suffer from other acute medical conditions that brought them to your facility in the first place. MORE...
Check out these Access & Egress Security Solutions products already in use at Long Term Care Facilities across the U.S
Also, you may find these SDC articles from Doors & Hardware/Door Security & Safety useful in considering how to apply Access & Egress Security Solutions in Long Term Care Facilities and other Healthcare and Commercial structures.