WSC provides radio frequency devices to clients who may wander due to cognitive impairments such as Dementia and Autism. We no longer provide GPS devices.
Radio frequency tracking devices are suitable for all ages and cognitive impairment conditions*
The radio frequency device (WandaTrak) has a battery which lasts for 6 months and is showerproof. This means that clients can wear it all the time. With the WandaTrak device, if the person should go missing the caregiver contacts the Police on 111 and Search & Rescue are then notified to track the missing person with specialist equipment. This is something routinely done and is an arrangement set up by Police to avoid lengthy searches for people suffering cognitive impairment who go missing from time to time.
*Some clients especially younger ones do not tolerate wearing a device. In many cases this can be overcome by the way we attach the device.