New Elder Care Technology Offers Independence to Seniors and Peace of Mind for Caregivers

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QuietCare, a new elder care technology, enhances home health care by providing early detection of problems.

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Living Independently Group, Inc. today announced growing acceptance of its unique elder care technology, which offers home health care benefits to both caregivers and their patients. The QuietCare® home health security system is now used in 35 states plus in locations in the United Kingdom. QuietCare is a breakthrough caregiving tool to keep seniors safe and independent. While it was first introduced in assisted living facilities, QuietCare is now widely used as part of an aid to in-home elder care.

QuietCare enhances home health care by unobtrusively recording the normal, healthy behaviors of a loved one and alerting caregivers quickly if a change in daily routine signals a potential problem.

The QuietCare early detection and early warning system tracks key activities related to a loved one’s well-being, 24/7. The system’s discreet wireless activity sensors are positioned throughout a person’s home to learn his or her normal pattern of daily living such as meal preparation, medication and bathroom use, as well as the person’s wake-up time and overall activity. And, through QuietCare’s unique activity analysis and reporting system, emerging problems are identified before they become crises. Caregivers can access reports through a secure personal Web site.

The elder care system identifies potential emergencies, such as possible bathroom falls or no morning activity, and a professional response operator promptly notifies family caregivers or emergency services. QuietCare even provides alerts when the temperature in the senior’s home is dangerously high or low, which is another potentially lifesaving feature.

Since the typical family caregiver is an employed woman caring for children and aging parents, QuietCare allows the working caregiver to keep focused on other responsibilities, knowing that aging relatives are safe. QuietCare goes a long way to relieve some of the well-documented stress of caregiving, especially at a distance.

Caregivers typically find a sense of relief knowing that elderly loved ones are getting needed attention without losing their sense of independence. Gretchen Withers, a daughter and family caregiver, remarked: “What a relief! QuietCare is helping both my mother and I get our lives back. Just knowing she's up, she's taken her medication, she's eaten and she's fine lets us both get some peace. I'd recommend it to anyone.”

“The beauty of the QuietCare system is its affordability. At less than $3 per day, we believe it is a sterling example of an affordable home health care product that makes taking care of an elderly parent at home easier, and reduces the potential need for nursing home care,” said George Boyajian, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Strategy, Research & Development of Living Independently Group.

About Living Independently Group

Living Independently Group is dedicated to using technology to help seniors and other at-risk individuals live with greater safety and independence in their own communities. The Company’s current elder care offering, QuietCare®, is a 24/7 early detection and warning system that enables caregivers to monitor a senior or patient remotely, recognize potential health problems and intervene to prevent emergencies. For more information about this new home health care product, please visit http://www.quietcare.com or call the customer service line at 1-866-216-4600.

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