The challenge for families with ageing relatives is how to provide the right level of support for their loved ones to keep them safe, especially when they can’t be there.
When considering extra care for an elderly relative, a good starting point can be a personal alarm, perhaps supplemented with some form of home help. The alarm can provide reassurance that help is available 24/7 in the event of a fall or emergency, whilst a visiting carer can help with day-to-day tasks. However, whilst a carer provides valuable support, changes in health or routines can go unnoticed as they’re not there all the time.
More substantial support can come in the form of a live-in carer or residential care, although these options mean a loved one loses their sense of independence and not everyone may be comfortable with a live-in carer. Care costs can also be a considerable outlay.
Using new technology
Smart devices, home automation and voice-controlled entertainment systems are now commonplace in our homes. This kind of techology is also being used in a new generation of smart home monitoring solutions. By using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to monitor a loved one’s daily routine and raise an alert if something appears wrong, smart home monitoring is an ideal option to make sure an elderly relative living alone remains safe and well, whilst maintaining their independence.
Taking Care Safe Home Alert is a smart home monitoring package that uses unintrusive sensors placed around the home, such as on the fridge, microwave, kettle and doors. These sensors allow the AI to build an accurate picture over time of a loved one’s behavioural patterns.
Routine insights show subtle changes so that families can take action before a health condition or issue becomes much more serious. An alert can be sent if your loved one is not up and about at the time they normally are, or maybe if no movement has been detected in a high-risk area when a loved one has gone into the bathroom and not returned.
Taking Care Safe Home Alert also comes with a monitored personal alarm, providing added reassurance that a loved one can get emergency help whenever you can’t be around.
With its routine insights, discreet monitoring and monitored emergency alarm, Taking Care Safe Home Alert can provide the care and support a loved one needs, bridging the gap when you or a carer can’t be with them. It has the unique ability to raise the alert if something appears out of the ordinary, and unlike other care solutions, allows you to take pre-emptive action before a potential health issue escalates into something more serious.
Call or go online today for a free home demo of Taking Care Safe Home Alert, and find out how it can provide peace of mind that your loved one is safe, happy and healthy in the home they love.
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