As we get older we come to realize that we cannot be as independent as we once thought that we could be. It is a fact of life that can be hard for some seniors to grasp. After years of living on their own and fending for themselves, they must now allow others to begin to take care of them. However, there are now technological advances that allow seniors to stay at home and still assert their independence. These devices will monitor their activities but only alert people if there is a problem. This article will take a look at some of these advances and how they allow seniors to remain at home. By discussing these technologies with your loved ones, you may be able to keep your independence.
One way to help seniors is by taking them to appointments that they might have. However, finding one person to take care of their own life and the care of a senior can be a huge burden. By using a website called Lotsa Helping Hands, you can build your own community of people to help take care of the senior. So the next time there is an appointment, put it in the calendar and an email will be sent out to everyone. This way you can find someone to help take the senior that day.
You have probably seen the commercials that feature seniors in an accident that can push a button on a necklace that they are wearing and help is sent immediately. There are many forms of this. Life Alert is one brand and lifeline is another. These monitoring devices put seniors in contact with medical professionals at the touch of the button and it allows help to be sent even if they can’t talk or move for some reason.
Another cool alert that is available can allow you to monitor your loved one when you are away. Grand Care systems can send you alerts about anything you would want to know about the senior in your life. Did they miss their bedtime? Is their gate still open late at night? You can set the alerts that you want to receive and not have to call them all the time to ask questions.
Another reminder that makes life easier for seniors is a pill alert. As we age, our memory starts to deteriorate and we need help remembering to do certain tasks. Now many companies offer a pill reminder service that will alert you every time that it is time to take your medication. Some will even alert the designated caregiver if the message has not been received by the senior after a certain amount of time.
Caring for the senior in your life should not cause stress and tension. Many devices allow them to still be independent in their life and for you to continue yours. It is important to identify the needs that your family has and which monitoring devices will work the best to give everyone peace of mind. Aging is a fact of life and shouldn’t stop anyone from living theirs.