Upon admission, inpatients are assessed for falling risks. If an individual has a high risk for falling, the care team will ensure additional safety measures are put in place. Please speak with a member of the care team if you have concerns about your mobility.
If the care team identifies a patient is at risk of wandering off the unit, a Wanderguard bracelet will be worn. If a patient approaches doors or elevators, an alarm will sound. Exits will lock to prevent them from unintentionally leaving the unit. It also stops them from using the elevator or stairs without supervision.
The Wanderguard bracelet is lightweight and discrete, and helps maintain the patient’s dignity and independence.
In the event of an emergency, an Emergency Code will be announced overhead. Please pay attention to the announcement and follow directions provided. Staff and physicians are trained to respond to Emergency Codes.