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Wandering and Exit Seeking

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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Understand What Wandering Behavior Is
  • Be a Prepared Caregiver in the Event Wandering Occurs
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Wandering and Exit Seeking Info:

You go to sleep one day, and wake up in a place that looks like home, but something’s just a bit wrong; lots of things are wrong.

You can’t understand what people are saying, even though they seem to be speaking your language. You don’t recognize people clearly – they look familiar, but not really. You seem to get lost going someplace simple. Imagine how you would feel. After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: understand what wandering behavior is and why it affects people with memory loss; be a prepared caregiver in the event wandering occurs; utilize tips to prevent wandering.

  • 1. How would you feel?
  • a. Imagine yourself with dementia
  • 2. Wandering
  • a. Define wandering
  • 3. “Exit-seeking”
  • a. Define exit-seeking behavior
  • 4. Understanding people with memory loss or dementia
  • a. Need a sense of security and safety
  • b. Need sense of being loved and valued
  • c. Need sense of purpose
  • d. Need assurance that someone will help them
  • 5. Understanding the feeling behind “exit-seeking” behaviors
  • a. Example: believing you need to go to work, but don’t know how to get there or where you are
  • b. Example: your client was a homemaker who used to pick up her children at the bus stop everyday at 3pm
  • c. Clients may begin to wander or exit-seek at very specific times
  • 6. Who is at risk?
  • a. Any individual experiencing memory loss or dementia is at risk
  • b. Identify individuals who are at risk for exit-seeking
  • 7. Not everyone will wander
  • a. Not everyone with Alzheimer’s or dementia will wander; but all those with memory loss are potentially at risk
  • b. Observe your clients with memory loss very carefully, continually monitoring for exit-seeking behaviors
  • 8. Precautions
  • a. Wandering protective devices
  • i. Bells on doorways
  • ii. Last resort: locking exit doors
  • 9. Being a prepared caregiver
  • a. Recognize symptoms of memory loss
  • b. Know what procedures to follow if you suspect a person has memory loss
  • c. Know exactly what to do if someone wanders out of your care
  • 10. It can happen to you
  • a. Some clients will try to seek exits
  • b. No building is 100% safe or secure
  • 11. Do your best to prevent wandering
  • a. Listen to your clients feelings
  • b. Reassure
  • c. Use tools of humor, diversion and creativity to re-direct
  • Monitor clients carefully


Instructor

Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

Sharon Brothers has been involved in education, writing, management and consulting for a wide range of care-related programs and services. She is currently CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) which encompasses the brands: aQuire Training Solutions, Medifecta, CarePro and EasyCEU. Sharon received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1980 and has since spent her professional career in the health care industry, developing and operating four assisted living communities for over 18 years. Sharon's leadership of the IPCed team is based on the concept of building a company that prepares the next generation to provide care to seniors, using the very best practices in e-learning and technology.

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