All types of senior living communities must manage wandering risks and respond quickly in the event of an emergency to protect residents. TrakTec’s SafetyNet™ emergency alerting system for the elderly offers the highest location accuracy for wander management and duress response.
What Is SafetyNet™?
As senior living increasingly focuses on resident independence, the industry needs innovative ways to manage wander risks and respond to emergencies. SafetyNet addresses these needs by increasing visibility to resident location through accurate technology. At an economical price, SafetyNet includes advanced features specifically designed for senior living communities to improve the standard of care.
Most location technologies available for senior living only provide estimated data or are considered too costly. However, wander control becomes especially important in memory care management, where many residents with conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s, need greater protection. Real-time, accurate location information helps caregivers better manage wandering residents in these types of environments. To deliver the best care to wandering-prone residents, staff members need to:
Advanced Wireless Emergency Call System
In the case of an emergency, SafetyNet has sophisticated location awareness for faster response. The system provides resident's and staff members exact locations in real-time. As a result, staff members know where to find residents and coworkers during an emergency. When an emergency alert triggers, it notifies staff through our mobile application on their devices.
Location – Definitive Location Information
Advanced technology powers the location information features of SafetyNet. TrakTec utilizes advanced technology, Active radio frequency identification (RFID) devices and Bluetooth (BLE) for real-time tracking. SafetyNet provides certainty-based location data that covers rooms, hallway segments, and other areas. It can determine Location both indoors and outdoors for maximum accuracy.
Comprehensive Features for Care Management
Senior care communities can leverage accurate, customizable location technology to manage wandering and improve emergency response times. SafetyNet handles the following aspects of residential senior care:
Peace of Mind for Seniors, Families and Caregivers
Everyone involved in a resident’s care can benefit from the robust features of SafetyNet. Seniors gain a sense of security knowing that staff can find them during an emergency. Family communication is greatly improved with clear documentation and reporting. Senior living communities can rest assured that residents stay safe and are well cared for.
Indoor and Outdoor Emergency Calls
Many senior living communities include indoor and outdoor spaces. Maintain campus-wide security through geofencing/safe zones. A sophisticated combination of wireless technologies ensures coverage in every area. SafetyNet performs indoor and outdoor geofencing by simple programming of safe zones and off-limits areas.
When a SafetyNet alert triggers, it immediately notifies all relevant staff members. Alert notifications can be sent through our app, SMS and/or email. TrakTec call buttons create a haptic vibration to let the user in distress know that the system has received the alert.
Accurate Location Data
Accurate and fast location data for senior living communities. Each SafetyNet system features a modern, simple interface that makes it easy to find the features the user needs. It has a detailed map view that shows staff and resident locations. Through the user interface, the user can also search for a specific staff member or resident by name, id number or location.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Bracelet and Alarms
Location and RFID monitoring from TrakTec involves ergonomic devices for staff, residents and the community environment. TrakTec provides economical and easy-to-use devices that make it simple to develop campus-wide alarming. These devices integrate with security controllers, EMR solutions, and Building Systems for a fully connected community. The range of devices for SafetyNet includes lightweight bracelets and other wearables for resident and staff comfort. Wandering alarms for Dementia and Alzheimer's door alarm systems can also detect when residents approach exit doors or other exit points.
Set a resident’s individual permissions based on their risk level and the time of day. For residents without risk of wandering, adjust the settings so they can visit a zone without triggering an alert. If a resident has a wandering risk at specific times of day, the user can set time-based rules. These features allow seniors to age in place in their communities by giving staff the option to increase security over time.
Reporting Capabilities and Wander Alerts
SafetyNet displays and records the locations of staff and residents 24 hours a day. These capabilities enable senior living communities to:
Why Use SafetyNet™?
Senior living communities choose SafetyNet for its comprehensive wander management and emergency alerting capabilities.
Empower Residents While Maintaining Safety
By monitoring residents remotely, SafetyNet keeps them safe while maintaining their personal freedom. SafetyNet protects residents from wandering into off-limits areas by notifying staff as they approach these designated zones. As a result, caregivers can gently redirect residents back to safety. Individual settings allow residents who have a low or no risk of wandering to have more access permissions.
Improve Duress and Emergency Response Time
The pinpoint location accuracy of SafetyNet reduces duress and emergency response time. Every second counts in an emergency, including the time used to find residents and staff. When only estimated locations are available, the responding staff must guess between floors and rooms as to where to address the event. With certainty-based locating, SafetyNet can track a resident or staff member down with pinpoint accuracy within millimeters.
Know When Staff Members Receive Alerts
The remote nature of location monitoring can make it difficult to know if an alert was successfully received. SafetyNet uses haptic technology to provide feedback and confirm that the user triggered an alert to the system.
Respond Proactively to Wandering Events
When a resident wanders, it becomes critical to find them as soon as possible. SafetyNet sends immediate alerts when an at-risk resident begins to enter a restricted area. Allowing staff members to respond the moment that a resident begins to wander.
Improve Care Through Detailed Documentation
Enhance resident safety, improve staff efficiency and create a better place for residents to live through in-depth records. SafetyNet records the following data for improved staff management and care planning:
- Time that staff members spend performing active care
- Residents’ daily movements and activities
- Staff members’ daily routines
Activities of Daily Living Features
With accurate location data, staff can check on residents in real-time based on their movements. When a resident’s activities do not match their typical activities of daily living (ADLs), SafetyNet alerts their care team. Staff are immediately notified of any abnormal activity that could indicate an emergency.
SafetyNet helps community staff better manage wandering events and other emergencies. It improves duress response time by providing real-time alerts across a team. Staff can also request assistance or additional back up at any time with TrakTec Geo pendant. Haptic technology built into the device inform users that they have help on the way.
Discover how TrakTec can help your senior living community by contacting our team or requesting a free demo.