Let Them Age In Place
My name is Ryan Herd. A few years ago my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I was scared. I wanted to keep track of how he was doing. Was he up and mobile? Taking his medicine? Eating OK?
As a tech guy, I figured there would be plenty of solutions out there. I was wrong and got frustrated.
He didn't want to be a burden and always said, "everything is fine." Thrust into a caregiver role, I became stressed out and this impacted my work and relationship with my own family.
In these challenging times, many of us can't see our loved ones in person and we are constantly worried about how they are doing.
I knew modern technology could help without destroying the privacy my dad craved. That's why I created Caregiver Smart Solutions. No cameras. No intrusion. Just incredible insight.
And, thankfully, my dad has beaten cancer twice!
How Does Caregiver Smart Solutions Work?
Our small, non-intrusive sensors are placed discretely around the home. These sensors monitor your loved ones’ activities and feed information to our app.
Open the app to find data that shows whether your loved one is eating, sleeping normally and moving around. You’ll also find insights for early detection of problems and can also see if there are changes in their eating, sleeping and activity patterns.
Sensors also provide reliable fall detection, which may reduce the time it takes for you to know about and react to a catastrophic fall – even if your loved one is incapable of calling for help.
Alerts are sent to the caregivers, which can be more than one person and The caregiver’s history is maintained by the app which can also help answer questions from the doctor.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines Aging in Place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”
The phenomenon is real as AARP reports that 87% of those 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they age.
As the older generations age, they want to maintain their independence and take advantage of improvements in such critical areas as health care, safety, transportation and mobility.
The desire to Age in Place may require assistance for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Of course, the home itself may need some work with non-slip flooring, shower and tub redesign and even improved knobs, handles and railings.