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KMB station enters residential care homes for the elderly, learns from Germany's experience to prevent the elderly with cognitive impairment from wandering

2020-09-30T00:17:57.278Z

Elders who live in nursing homes often face the problem of not adapting to the environment. Some elders with cognitive impairments are at greater risk of wandering, and the consequences should be disastrous if they are lost. Earlier, KMB specially made two bus stop signs specially made by KMB and presented them to Caritas Lee Hsiao and Nursing and Attention Homes, hoping to recall the memories of the elderly with dementia, while also assisting the hospital in anti-wandering and treatment training. According to a residential therapist, the practice of placing the platform in a home for the elderly is based on German experience. In addition, KMB has upgraded its signal system earlier and launched a service to assist in finding missing elders through Octopus card numbers. The service has taken a step further. KMB stated that the hotline (2745-4466) will add an option on October 1. After selecting the language, click Eight characters will be answered by a dedicated person, so that family members can directly provide information about missing elders to KMB; and App1933 will publish a notice of missing persons to make passengers pay more attention.



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Written by: Yuan Shu

2020-09-30 08:00

Last update date: 2020-09-30 08:00

Elders who live in nursing homes often face the problem of not adapting to the environment. Some elders with cognitive impairments are at greater risk of wandering, and the consequences should be disastrous if they are lost.

Earlier, KMB specially made two bus stop signs specially made by KMB and presented them to Caritas Lee Hsiao and Nursing and Attention Homes, hoping to recall the memories of the elderly with dementia, while also assisting the hospital in anti-wandering and treatment training.

According to a residential therapist, the practice of placing the platform in a home for the elderly is based on German experience.

In addition, KMB has upgraded its signal system earlier and launched a service to assist in finding missing elders through Octopus card numbers. The service has taken a step further. KMB stated that the hotline (2745-4466) will add an option on October 1. After selecting the language, click Eight characters will be answered by a dedicated person, so that family members can directly provide information about missing elders to KMB; and App1933 will publish a notice of missing persons to make passengers pay more attention.

The red and white bus stop sign and a bench look like a common bus stop outside the street. However, if you look closely at the stop sign, the five bus lines 47X, 86A, 89, etc., are all Caritas Rixiao and Care and Attention Homes. For the common bus routes nearby, the words "Caritas Home for the Elderly" are more intimately added to the routes, which can almost be fake.

Assisting in training and treatment based on fake platforms from Germany

Li Zhuojie, the first-level therapist of the residential home, said that the introduction of the bus station into the residential home was inspired by watching TV programs.

He said that there have been TV programs that introduced the status of elderly homes in Germany, including the design of a fake bus stop (Fake Bus Stop), which can assist in training and treatment in the homes.

He said that many elderly people have emotional problems when they go to unfamiliar environments, and sometimes aggressive behaviors can worsen their condition. Therefore, reality-oriented cognitive training and the design of the entire home are very important, so he decided to learn from it. .

He said that the bus platform is a memory of the elderly, and everyone has the inertia to wait. After the bus platform is settled in the institution, on the one hand, the elderly can relive the scene of waiting for the bus to relieve their anxiety, on the other hand, the therapist can borrow to wait for the bus Wait for reasons, sit down and talk with the elderly for training and treatment.

Li Zhuojie, the first-level therapist of the hospital, said that the introduction of the bus station into the hospital was originally inspired by TV programs.

(Photo by Yuan Shu)

The elderly are at high risk of wandering

Dean Guan Xiaoling said that the hospital has 276 residents and more than 100 day center members, of which more than 60% are affected by cognitive impairment, and more than 30 "key observation subjects" need to be equipped with anti-walking equipment.

She said that if the elderly with dementia go out, they will face a lot of risks, and the longer they are lost, the greater the danger. Therefore, the entire hospital staff are prepared to guard against "steals" by the elderly.

Nevertheless, one or two elderly wandering accidents occur every year.

She said that the home now has a "bus stop" and hopes that the operation will be effective and can effectively help the old friends in the home.

Dean Guan Xiaoling said that many elderly people in the hospital are at risk of wandering, so the hospital installed anti-wandering equipment in the shoes of many residents.

The soles of the shoes in the picture have been inserted into the anti-walking needle. If the elderly wear these shoes and leave the hospital, an alarm will sound.

(Photo by Yuan Shu)

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KMB hotline will add dedicated staff to help track missing elderly

KMB upgraded its signal system in October last year and launched a service to assist in finding missing elders. Family members only need to provide KMB with the missing elder’s Octopus card number, and when the missing elder uses the Octopus to board the bus, the device on the bus will be issued immediately The sound made the captain know that the passenger was a missing elder and found him.

Since it was put into use in 2019, an average of one request for help has been received every month, and most of them have recovered their lost relatives and friends through KMB.

The KMB customer service hotline (2745-4466) will add an option on October 1. After selecting the language, press 8 and there will be a dedicated person to answer it, so that family members can directly provide KMB with the missing elderly information.

And App1933 will publish the tracing revelation to make passengers pay more attention. When the elderly are reunited with their families, they will also send out the safety revelation in App1933.

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