Elderly Monitoring Systems Can Keep Your Loved Ones Safe
Elderly monitoring systems are useful devices that help you to watch an elderly family member who lives on their own, or who has been left home alone. These high-tech devices give you peace of mind when you cannot be around your family members all the time. This is great for a loved one who wants to be able to continue living in their home. If you are caring for an elderly loved one suffering from incontinence, it is important to do all that you can to help your loved one manage incontinence on their own. There are about 13 million Americans that suffer from incontinence and it helps to have products that can give individuals the protection they need to live their life with dignity. Using a monitoring system is a great way to help them, here are some facts you need to know about these devices before you buy one.
One type of elderly monitoring system is the Personal Energy System (PETS). This device is worn by the elderly person around their neck and acts in the same way as a panic button. The elderly person need only push a button on the device to call for help in case of an emergency. However, one disadvantage of the system is that it requires the elderly person to be alert enough to use it, which might not always be the case.
Another system is the Home Monitoring System which is always activated and does not need the elderly person to do anything. This device does not use cameras but it uses small motion sensors that are wireless and that are positioned in key spots around the house. The system collects information on the elderly person’s daily activities which it then analyses. These activities include when the person gets out of bed, their bathroom use, when they take their meals as well as their medicine. Upon analysis of this information, the system is able to watch the monitored person’s routine, and from there can detect any changes in the routine. When there is a change in the routine, which could signal an emergency, an alert is quickly sent to the person’s relative or caregiver, either via telephone or email.
A variation of this system enables you to check on the elderly person through a web page that is both secure and private. When there are disruptions to the person’s routine, the alerts are sent by email, telephone or text message. The wireless nature of the system makes its installation very easy, since all that is needed is a base station and sensors that run on batteries. Installation of another telephone line or broadband connection in the elderly person’s home is not required.
Yet another elderly monitoring system makes use of several sensors that enables you to watch a variety of things. These could include the elderly person’s sleeping patterns, how they use the toilet and the shower, whether they have left the stove on or not, among others.
Few systems have special communication tool that connects the system via computer to the internet. Family members can then send email messages and pictures, among other content, to a special dedicated TV channel to communicate with the elderly person.
Few systems have a special feature that reminds the elderly person to take their medicine, since they tend forget. The device also reminds them of the correct dosage since they can remember to take the medicine, but get the dosage wrong.
Elderly monitoring systems are very useful for monitoring a relative or a client, in the case of a caregiver, who either lives alone or who is often left alone in one’s home. Where the elderly person lives on their own; the monitoring system enables you to keep an eye on them while allowing them to keep their cherished privacy and freedom. The peace of mind that this gives you is well worth the cost and effort of getting the system installed in the elderly person’s home.