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For family, friends and professional caregivers, nothing is more frightening than the idea of a person with autism, suffering from dementia, or memory loss wandering the streets unable to care for themselves and incapable of finding their way home. Elopement and wandering are major concerns in most healthcare settings and if you are dealing with a long term care resident, it’s something you should be aware of as well. First, let’s define our terms Unsafe Wandering is any wandering that is disruptive to other residents, neighbors or housemates, or places the resident, or others at risk of bodily harm. Why …

Most seniors are resistant to the idea of giving up their autonomy in favor of invasive care and a lot of work is being done to build the infrastructure needed for more of them to maintain their independence as long as possible. Start the conversation early If you are a senior, a family member of a senior, or a care provider, it’s up to you to start making these plans as early as possible. By discussing your options and putting a plan in place before health or mental state deteriorate, you can make the most of this vital time in …

There are numerous health benefits to being outside. Along with the benefits of physical activity and exercise, getting vitamin D from the sun is also essential for maintaining good bone health. With the height of summer in full swing, it’s now more important than ever that caregivers or children of elderly parents are aware of the dangers that the extreme summer weather can pose. In addition, we will cover some practical measures that they can take to ensure that their loved ones avoid any falling injuries while enjoying the physical benefits of being outdoors. Serious dangers and risk factors of …

By Giang Nguyen & Sanjay Chadha iot cloud Fundamental to IoT is the instant collaboration that happens between these smart devices. The beauty behind having a network of interconnected devices is that they can all work together to provide real solutions that are much greater than the sum of their parts. Pre-IoT systems set Limitations on Safety IoT based safety systems have adapted to the needs of modern customers. As users, we’re more sophisticated and more connected today than we have ever been before, and traditional security systems just can’t deliver the necessary control, mobility, and accuracy that we need …

By Sanjay Chadha & Giang Nguyen The Medical Alert system was first introduced in the 70s, way before the birth of the Internet as we know it today. During its beginnings, Medical Alert systems used telephone lines to connect care receivers to emergency assistance. A device that was always conveniently within reach and that used telephone lines to immediately summon emergency help was game changing. It brought awareness to a real and potentially tragic problem and offered a viable, cutting-edge solution. This professional was the operator, who would become responsible for coordinating the safety of people who called in for …

Eating right, staying fit and wearing a medical alert bracelet, are good choices for health and safety. It’s Your Health is a Canadian article which indicates that “Nearly half of all injuries among seniors happen at home.” Making a conscious choice and effort in choosing healthy foods to eat and exercising to maintain flexibility, balance and muscle strength are ways to ensure fewer falls and injuries occur at home. These health and safety measures for seniors living at home are important aspects of proactive injury prevention. Healthy Eating for Seniors states that, “Canadian seniors age 65 and over are living longer …

Wandering alert systems are not all created equal – in fact they are very different in cost , their usefulness and which one would work for you would depend on your requirements. It is important to understand the different solutions before making the purchase decision. This article covers the Wander alarm systems for homes . The home wander alarm systems are broadly based on following based technologies. a) Pressure sensor b) Motion sensor  c) GPS and Geo-location d) Wireless Geo Fencing Pressure Sensor Based Alarm Systems – These wander alert systems monitor the presence/absence of pressure to detect a person …

US Aging Population Older women outnumber older men at 25.9 million older women to 20.4 million older men. About 29% (13.3 million) of non-institutionalized older persons live alone (9.2 million women, 4.1 million men). The 85+ population is projected to triple from 6.2 million in 2014 to 14.6 million in 2040 Source: Administration on Aging Administration for Community Living U.S. Department of Health and Human Services https://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2015/docs/2015-Profile.pdf Fall Statistics One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.1,2 Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.3 …

No wonder the Medical Alert systems of those days use a telephone line to connect the care receiver to the emergency help. Use of the telephone line changed everything and this is how; Since the person in an emergency could reach only one person at a time and only using voice call, it would be best in an emergency to reach a trained professional – the operator. This operator would asses the level of caller’s emergency and based on the emergency level  and type of emergency would either – call 911 or local paramedics, fire, police or another emergency departments, …

The Power of the Crowd, or crowdsourcing, is a strength that’s created when members of a community work together toward a shared purpose. The result is a solution that’s much larger than the sum of its parts. Today, the Power of the Crowd has been leveraged in many practical applications that help to make our lives easier every day. Applications  of the Power of the Crowd Crowdfunding companies such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter allow enthusiasts to help up-and-coming startups get enough funding to launch their products. Other companies like Waze, a Google company, uses the crowd to help people find …

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“Old is gold.” The solution involved wearing a bracelet or a necklace containing a unique ID. If the wearer of the bracelet or necklace finds themselves in an emergency situation, first responders, such as a paramedic, could use their ID to contact MedicAlert’s call center in order to retrieve the wearer’s particular medical history and other important information that help them assist the person. The image shows how the MedicAlert system works. How are MedicAlert ID Bracelets Outdated? MedicAlert is an “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” approach. ID bracelets run the risk of being hidden behind clothing and not getting …

Finding and selecting the right wandering protection solution is extremely important because its job is to keep your loved one safe. To make the right decision, a number of factors need to be considered. In this article we have broken down the factors into four categories: Safety Usability Cost Additional Benefits 1. Safety Ensuring that the system provides a promise of Safety is the most important factor when selecting a wandering protection solution. Because of that, we will deal with this factor first. The following are the key considerations that affect the safety provided by a wandering protection solution. Underlying …