Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
A recent AARP survey showed 89 percent of Americans do not want to leave their homes when they age. Most of these people will live alone and receive support from a variety of health and community-based providers and family caregivers.
How will the long-term care system provide care to a growing number of seniors living in increasingly scattered locations? And more importantly, how can that system continue to provide quality care in the face of workforce shortages, rising care costs and decreasing resources?
Technology has the potential to play a critical role in launching a new model of geriatric care that allows older people to live independently for as long as possible, supports family caregivers in the important work they do and gives health care providers the tools they need to deliver high-quality care at a reasonable cost. Safe-In-Home provides emergency response, fall detection, passive motion monitoring (for persons with dementia/wander risks), bed monitoring (for fall risks and incontinence) and more.
Dr. Doris Bersing, founder and CEO of Living Well Assisted Living at Home, says, “We need the high tech-high touch model of senior care…the mix of caring people, technology and expertise in gerontology is the key to being able to keep people living and aging within their own homes regardless of whether they are healthy and engaged or dealing with chronic physical illness or dementia.”
In the spirit of accomplishing this goal, Living Well has partnered with Safe-In-Home. Safe-In-Home is a safety monitoring system that uses motion sensors and wireless connections to track and “monitor” activity and alert caregivers and family members if unusual changes happen at the senior’s home, providing an immediate response to any of the occurrences without the need to be present 24/7.
Dr. Bersing adds, “It is also a way to lower the cost of home care for seniors in need.”
To learn more about Safe-In-Home, visit http://www.safeinhome.com.
About the company:
Living Well offers specialized care for adults with chronic and debilitating conditions — like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and mental illness — that compromise their ability to live safely in their homes. At Living Well Assisted Living at Home, they combine a team of experts and the use of smart technology with exceptional customer service to deliver personalized, comprehensive care to seniors and adults with cognitive, behavioral and movement disorders. Their approach to care at home enables those seniors and adults affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, other neurological disorders and mental illnesses to live independent and meaningful lives. At Living Well, they aspire to create a safe and nurturing environment while allowing for independence and dignity for seniors and adults and offering peace of mind to the children and family members. Visit their website for more information, http://www.livingwellah-sf.com.