Wander management company releases update
RF Technologies has released an update to the CODE WATCH® transmitter that allows staff to place a personalized photo or customized printed image on the watch face.
The photo can help in memory recall or encourage conversation, the company noted. Each resident can choose his or her own photo as a way to express individuality.
“In memory care units, staff will often place a photo or memory box outside the resident's door as a way of helping them find their way ‘home,'” noted Jared Pitney, RFT vice president of senior living. “By placing that same photo on our CODE WATCH transmitter, we can turn what some used to consider a stigma into a helpful tool — all while protecting the resident from wandering into an unsafe place.”