What Type of Personal Tracking Devices are Available for Wandering?
My father lives in an assisted living home and he has managed to slip away from there on 2 occasions. The home has an alarm system so whenever anyone enters or leaves, a bell rings. I am trying to find a security anklet,bracelet,etc.or something more personal to help monitor where he is. I assume that there is a device like this somewhere. Do you have any info on this or something like this?
You have raised two issues: the alarm system and a personal safety device. I'm assuming this particular facility is designed for people with cognitive disabilities that require a secure environment. There are a couple of ways to achieve this: A locked unit with a release button at a remote location or a very effective system where the residents wear special bracelets, which trigger a loud alarm whenever they get within six feet of the exit. The earsplitting alarm will keep going until a code has been punched into the keypad to deactivate it.
If you're looking for a personal safety device, your best bet is the Safe Return program at the Alzheimer's Association. Go to: http://www.alz.org/safetycenter/we_can_help_safety_medicalert_safereturn.asp
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