Elopement is when a resident successfully leaves a long term care or skilled nursing facility unsupervised and wanders off. It can also indicate when a resident moves aimlessly inside a long term care facility without supervision and therefore puts him/herself
"at risk" for potential injury.
In situations like this, a long term care facility places itself in extreme jeopardy of having a resident potentially injuring themselves as a result of being left unattended. The facility also runs the risk of incurring enormous fines that can impact the facilities operating ability.
Using the same Amber Alert technology pioneered by HSF Inc. for the Abduction Central Alert (ACA) program that assists law enforcement with missing children, the S-CAIP system immediately notifies a facilities in-house staff when a resident is reported missing by a variety of methods. Pertinent surrounding agencies can also be alerted if an elopement is determined serious enough that it needs to be escalated for outside community assistance.
The Senior Care Alert Information Program (S-CAIP) is a client/server desktop application that is geared for In-house alerts at long term or skilled nursing home facilities. It immediately notifies all computer workstations on the facilities network of a potential elopement situation, and directs the facilities staff to respond efficiently to designated locations in a time efficient manner. The program also has the ability to escalate an alert to pertinent outside agencies once a specific timeline has expired for authorities to issue a community wide Silver Alert.
Silver Alerts are to be activated for senior citizens aged 65 and older where their disappearance poses a credible threat to their safety.
Electronic arm bracelets are good and do help to some degree but in spite of that residents still manage to slip away and then the big question is, how to then immediately and effectively notify your staff that someone is missing? What steps will your staff have to take to see that a Silver Alert is issued in your community? What do you do if you don't even know who is missing? Do you do a full scale lock down and perform a head count? How is this managed by you and your staff? The S-CAIP program gives you a tool to address all that and more.
Considering that huge fines can be imposed and accreditation can also be at stake when a facility has either a patient elopement or resident elopement situation ... every second counts! Let the S-CAIP system notify you and your staff of an elopement situation immediately and effectively; day or night.