by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans
Many emergency alert systems for the elderly who live alone are advertised on TV. They seem like good ideas, and they are, to the degree that they are able to help.
The trouble with most alert systems
However, most of these systems have a big weak spot: They require the client to actively participate in contacting their monitoring service.
Remember the commercial showing the senior woman on the floor, who has fallen and can’t get herself up? The problem is that many times, a fall occurs because that person has lost consciousness. No one likes the image of an elderly person alone and unconscious on the floor, with no means of contacting help.
Problems can also happen when the client accidentally sets off the alarm. In one very specific case, we know of a senior who unknowingly hit his alert button while sleeping and was soon awakened by fire fighters who were literally breaking down his front door.
A better alert system alternative
These are part of the many concerns we are addressing at Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans. No system is failsafe, but we are always looking for better, safer alternatives for clients and their families — and we believed we’ve found it with our newest alert system. With this state-of-the-art technology, we literally can see into a senior’s home to check what is happening, and we can do so at a fraction of the cost of a human 24-hour care provider. We can also make periodic remote visual and verbal check-ins using the system — again, at a fraction of the cost.
True vigilance via technology is becoming a reality — and Care & Comfort at Home can provide it, at a price you can afford. To find out more, please contact us via our website by clicking HERE or call us today at 630-333-9262!