Remote Monitoring of Seniors Becoming More Effective
Seniors aging in place can benefit from an extra set of eyes overseeing their health and safety. If you're a live-out caregiver, you may be video-calling your elderly parent a few times a week. As a live-in caregiver of a parent in a later stage of dementia, you may be trying your best to understand their physical and behavioral changes. Monitoring your parent's activity will be paramount even as you go about your daily activities. In both scenarios, remote monitoring is helpful.
If your senior parent(s) are aging in place and you're away from them, the thought of your parents' falling and injuring themselves may occupy your mind. Fortunately, the medical alert systems market has grown in recent years and offers different types of in-home and on-the-go systems for emergency protection, fall detection, medication monitoring and remote monitoring.
Sensor-based Remote Monitoring Versus Medical Alert Wearables for Fall Detection Among Seniors
Medical alert pendants like Life Alert® and other wristband devices aren’t doing enough for seniors who live independently. They’re steadily being replaced by sensor-based monitoring systems that provide caregivers an easy way of tracking seniors’ activity levels at home to mitigate the risks of aging. Here’s a look at why medical alert systems like Life Alert® have become somewhat outdated in the digital age, and why sensor-based senior monitoring solutions like Sentry Tell are here to stay.
One out of every five seniors falls each year, so systems like Life Alert ® have been a very popular way to get notified when something happens to your aging senior. But it's an expensive option and there are newer, less expensive technologies in place today that may be a better choice.
Do Seniors Actually Use their Medical Alert Wearables?
You may be looking at devices like Life Alert ® or Life Alert alternatives for your aging senior. They have been the mainstay for seniors and caregivers for years. There's just one problem: some seniors don't use the potentially life-saving emergency alert button.