When an older loved one needs assistance to remain independent, safe, and comfortable at home, home care services are a perfect solution. But what about when the older loved one’s caregiver leaves after their shift? Unless the older loved one is receiving 24/7 care, there are periods of time where they’ll be alone and without direct access to support.
For many, 24/7, around-the-clock care is not financially viable, realistic, or preferred. We recognize that gaps in care can lead to anxiousness for family caregivers, and safety issues for older loved ones. Because of this, we’ve invested heavily in exploring effective and non-intrusive ways to close these gaps and improve elder safety at home.
With SmartCare by StackCare, you get peace of mind in knowing a family member has technology in place which will give them an added layer of assistance between caregiver visits.
How Does SmartCare Technology Work?
You are probably familiar with other kinds of senior safety tech tools, like cameras and wearable pendants. Unlike those devices, SmartCare is inconspicuous and won’t hinder a family member’s lifestyle – because they don’t need to wear anything at all or be concerned with being recorded on camera. Instead, SmartCare utilizes small, discreetly-positioned motion sensors which can be placed throughout the home. In just a few minutes, the system is up and running.
After that, artificial intelligence learns about the person’s typical behaviors, activities, and routines by gathering data provided by the motion sensors. Real-time alerts are sent to you and/or our care team to warn of any changes in motion patterns that may be a cause for concern. For instance, if a loved one’s bathroom visits are increasing, it could suggest a urinary tract infection or other health concern.
These real-time updates allow for immediate, proactive intervention, to lower the possibility of hospitalizations or the need for the person to face a move to an assisted living facility.
What Are the Benefits of SmartCare?
Probably the greatest advantage is the peace of mind you will receive, knowing a loved one is safe and well. With daily updates, you can feel secure knowing that the older loved one has had a good night’s sleep and is participating in normal activities around the home.
Additional benefits include:
- Nothing the senior needs to remember to put on or press for help
- No cameras, microphones, or batteries to change
- No feeling of intrusion that a camera could cause
- A chat function to easily share information with loved ones
- Built-in thermometers to guarantee the home temperature is comfortable
- Privacy protection
- Around- the-clock access to real-time insights and alerts
- Uncomplicated installation and operation
- And more
There Are a Variety of Ways to Use SmartCare
We realize that each person’s needs are unique. That’s why we offer several different ways for you to integrate SmartCare into a loved one’s care routine:
- 24/7 monitoring by our senior care specialists
- A “Share the Care” model in which we monitor throughout the day, and your family takes over during the evenings and weekends
- A standalone model for your family to utilize without senior home care services
Want to Discover More Ways to Enhance Elder Safety at Home?
We’d love to share more info on how StackCare’s SmartCare technology can enhance independence and elder safety at home for someone you love, while relieving your anxiety and worries. Contact us online or give us a call at 515-292-2650 to request additional information about this new system or about our other personalized in-home care solutions.