Keeping Your Senior Safe with New and Innovative Technology

Technology has been changing the world as we know it for decades now, and the newest batch of releases aim to help senior citizens stay safe through GPS-enabled wearable devices, motion sensors and more. Technology can help elders live more independently and stay safer than ever before.

GPS-Enabled Products

GPS is a powerful tool for helping get medical care to seniors as quickly as possible, or tracking down a senior with Alzheimer’s who cannot be found. Smart Sole shoe inserts are comfortable shoe inserts designed for seniors at a high risk of wandering. They can be charged every day and re-inserted and they automatically log the location of the wearer. Medical alert systems today also often contain GPS tracking capabilities. Some, like the Philips Lifeline GoSafe, even include two-way microphones to communicate with your loved one directly.

Motion & Pressure Sensor Products

For other seniors with a high risk of wandering, motion and pressure sensor products are useful tools. There are many different bed sensor pads and floor mats that can be used to notify you if your loved one gets up during the night. Depending on the system you choose, an alarm can go off or you could potentially receive a notification through an app.

Medication Assistance

One recent study found that the average American senior has to manage a whopping 14 prescription drugs at a time. The dosage and timing of each pill can quickly get confusing, which is why there are many different new types of medication assistance. Some pill boxes have alarms to remind seniors when they need to take their pills. Other companies are creating smart pill bottles. These bottles can send a signal, like a phone call or text message, when the senior needs to take the medication if the bottle has not been opened within a certain amount of time.

Keep Your Loved One Safe at Home and Outside of the House

At Senior Care Lifestyles, we specialize in facilitating the connection between seniors and the right in-home care, assisted living and senior living communities. We have assisted hundreds of families with finding effective and affordable solutions for loved ones. Get in touch today by calling 410-977-3718!

Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).

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