Aging comes with a lot of challenges, most particularly when pertaining to health. Many times, you do not have the luxury of time to check on your loved ones every once and a while. Even with caregivers at home or in a retirement community with them, it will totally be difficult to assure yourself that they are not facing any health-related concerns at the moment. The good thing is, there are devices and apps for monitoring the health of the elderly, all of which are beneficial for you and the caregiver too.
This particular wearable health-monitoring device will help you a lot in determining whether your loved one has a serious health problem or not. This one keeps track of their daily activities such as teeth brushing and its frequency, the number of times they have eaten, the number of hours they have slept, and even how many times they have frequented the bathroom. This also detects falls and movement within the home. Your loved one can alert you just by pressing a button. Wi-Fi must be enabled for faster check-in.
Dexcom G6 CGM
This is particularly helpful in glucose monitoring. There is no need for finger calibrations, thus it is definitely easier to use than other apps and devices out there for the same purpose. It uses a receiver and a smart device to help the user obtain glucose readings. The good thing about it is it can be shared with up to 10 people, other than the wearer.
This tiny device is convenient to bring anywhere since it can be easily stored inside the pocket. This is PDA-cleared and captures EKG in just a matter of seconds. The instant analysis of data is made through a smartphone application. It does not require any gel, patch, or wire to be able to help you monitor your loved ones. Sensors are specifically and conveniently provided for your loved ones. The EKGS can be shared and saved or even emailed to the physician just by pressing a button. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices.
This is one of the most versatile health monitoring devices that you will see in the market today. This can include either a wristband or a standard pendant that comes with a call button. A base station may also be provided. It has a GPS monitoring capability that allows you to easily locate your loved ones. There is also a fall detection feature that sends notifications to operators.
This is one device that your loved ones can make use of to remind them whenever they have to take their medications. Caregivers, and you as well, can actively monitor whether or not your loved ones are taking their meds. This locked pill dispenser will unlock itself to remind your loved ones when it is time to take their medications. The dispenser beeps every time the medication has not been taken. A phone call is made too to remind the elderly that it is time to take the medication. You may also pre-record your voice to serve as their reminder, just in case they don’t hear the sound of the beep.
While there are certainly a lot of devices that can help you monitor your loved ones when you are not at home, nothing beats making sure that there is someone looking after their needs at any time. At The Trace, we make it a point that we are also after their health and fitness. Our team members are always here to assist them with their needs.