Recently, Lisa, a friend of mine, noticed that her elderly mom’s health has slipped. And since Lisa can’t be around all the time to watch out for her mom, she wanted to know if I knew of any caregiving devices or technology products that would help her keep an eye on her mom who lives alone.
If you’re in a similar situation like Lisa, it’s good to know that there are many different assistive technology products on the market today. If you need help keeping watch on mom when you can’t be there, here are some options to consider.
One thing Lisa was worried about was her mom falling and injuring herself. In these types of situations, you may want to consider a personal emergency response system, also known as a medical alert device. This system comes with a pendant button, which can be worn as a necklace or wristband, and a base station that connects to the home phone line. If help is needed, your mom only needs to press the button to talk to trained operator. The base station works like a speakerphone, enabling the operator to talk with your mom and figure out what’s wrong. The operator would then contact you, a friend or emergency services, as needed.
Personal emergency response systems are also available with:
Lisa mentioned she was concerned that her mother might fall in the bathroom and hit her head, knocking herself unconscious. For these types of circumstances, you may want to consider a sensor monitoring system, which uses small wireless sensors placed in central locations in your mom’s home. While they’re not cameras, these sensors detect changes in your mom’s activity patterns. If they sense something is amiss, like your mom going into the bathroom but not leaving, they will contact you via text message or email.
You can also keep an eye on your mom’s movements anytime you want through the system’s website. Most companies even offer medical alert devices that can be worn or placed around your mom’s home.
I also reminded Lisa that Keeping In Touch Solutions offers personal check-in services. Our care callers will make a daily phone call to ensure your mom is doing OK. We will even let you know, via an email, how your mom is doing each day. And in case of an emergency, we will immediately notify the emergency contacts you’ve set up with us. So for peace of mind, contact us today for more information on how we can stay in touch with your mom when you can’t be there.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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