According to the Blacktown Advocate, 74-year-old dementia sufferer James Ryan spent two nights wandering around Sydney City last month.
Mr Ryan told his daughter he was going into the city on Friday afternoon. It wasn't until Saturday that Blacktown nursing home staff noticed the man missing, alerting family and Police immediately. A search into hospitals and local clubs failed to locate Mr Ryan, who eventually returned home at 9am Sunday morning.
In order to help protect our loved ones from potentially fatal situations such as these, Integrated Wireless deliver wandering resident solutions to many aged care homes throughout Australia. The tamper-proof wrist band worn by the resident transmits to RFID receivers that are placed on every door of the facility. When the resident approaches the door, it will automatically close and staff will be immediately notified.
Statistics show that dementia cases are set to rise with the ageing population and this is not an isolated incident.
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