As your loved one grows older, you may find that you’re interested in getting her an alert system that is better able to keep up with increasing demands. Here are some of the features that you might want to look for in the more advanced systems.
Reminders and Prompts to Perform Activities
Some medical alarm systems include the option to set up alarms, reminders, and audible prompts for your elderly loved one. These can help your elderly loved one to stay on task even if you or her elder care providers are there with her. Having an audible reminder can be just enough for your loved one to know that it’s time to move on to the next task or activity.
If your elderly loved one is at risk of falling or if she has other health problems, passive monitoring alerts can let you know if she has fallen or if she’s having other issues. These types of systems usually don’t alert your loved one, but they can send an alarm to a monitoring station and to you. This can be helpful if you’re not able to be with your loved one during the day and want that extra peace of mind.
Monitoring for Long-distance Caregivers
Long-distance caregivers have a much different type of situation when it comes to caregiving. You’re farther away and therefore you’re not able to be there as often as you’d like. This can mean that you want added tools to help your loved one to get up at the right time and to make sure that she’s eating at the right times. Having an alarm system can help with all of that.
Sharing Repetitive Information
If your loved one is having memory issues or other problems it’s possible that she’s in need of the same information at many times during the day. Some alarm systems allow your loved one to receive repetitive information as often as she needs it. This can be as simple as the day’s weather or more complicated, such as her schedule for the day or the week.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Springfield, NE, please contact the caring staff at Seniors Helping Seniors® Greater Omaha at (402) 215-0308 today.