Elderly Death Could Have Been Easily Avoided

Senior Citizen In December 2017, an 84-year-old resident living at an assisted-living facility froze to death. The woman had dementia and was known for frequently attempting to leave. She had been moved to the facility after her family had sought out a more secure environment in which she could live, however the Sun Prairie facility was no equipped with a front door alarm and an inside door had been propped open.

Apparently, the woman had left the facility unobserved and died from hypothermia outside during the night.

One of the most difficult things to grapple with in stories is that there are easy solutions to prevent such occurrences. Best Defense can help with a variety of tools, such as Patient Wandering Systems, Delayed Egress Doors, Nurse Call Systems and more.

Please contact Best Defense Fire Protection & Security and let us help with these and other life-safety considerations.

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