No need to be alarmed—or is there?
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 6 out of 10 people suffering from dementia will at some point try to wander off. This can be any family caregivers nightmare, as so many things could happen from distress in the senior to injury or even death,
The National Alliance for Caregiving estimates that nearly 66 million Americans are serving as a family caregiver for a disabled relative and that number will most likely grow even larger due to many families afraid to put a loved one in an assisted living facility due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
So now many families are trying to equip their homes to accommodate a senior loved one that may occasionally wander off or be a fall risk. Fortunately, there is some great tech that is geared just for this use.
A simple motion detector is inexpensive and a great way to alert a family member if their loved one is leaving an area where they are safe. Check out the Smart Caregiver Motion Sensor and Smart Caregiver Cordless Alarm System
If you're scared that mom or dad may be a fall hazard, they also offer monitors that will alert you if they have left their bed, chair, or they may have had a fall. According to the CDC, an elderly person dies from a preventable fall every 20 minutes. With the proper tools in place, you can help keep your loved one from ending up as a statistic.
Other helpful fall prevention tools:
The last thing we want to do with any senior is upset or panic them with flashing lights or ear-piercing decibels of an alarm. These products can be silent to the senior so as not to startle them, but the caregiver will be alerted through sound or visible light.
If you have concerns about the safety of your senior loved ones and think they could use any of these helpful products, Cascade Healthcare Solutions has them in stock and can have them delivered to their home in an average of 1-3 business days.