Medical Alert & Other Technology to Lower Home Care Costs & Increase Safety

Page Reviewed / Updated - Aug. 2016

New technologies can enable elderly or disabled persons to remain living in their homes and function with greater independence reducing their need for costly in-home care. At the same time, family members, other loved ones and emergency responders can receive instant alerts when something outside the normal range of activities has occurred. For example:

  • Automated fall detection instantly determines if your loved one has fallen and immediately sends text messages to any phone numbers the family chooses
  • Medication usage is tracked and any missed doses generates a smart-phone alert
  • Opening of outside-facing and garage doors are monitored to prevent wandering
  • Sensors determine if a stove or oven has been left on
  • Periods of prolonged inactivity can also be set to trigger alerts

Additionally, family members can check for activity within the home anytime without disturbing the occupants simply by using a smart-phone app. This increased awareness of your loved one’s activities can reduce anxiety as well as reduce the need for expensive in-home care.

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