When an older loved one needs help to live safely, comfortably, and independently at home, home care services are a great solution. But what happens when a loved one’s caregiver goes home at the end of their shift? Unless the person is receiving 24/7 care, there are intervals where they will be on their own and without direct access to assistance.
For many, 24/7, around-the-clock care isn’t realistic, preferred, or financially viable. We realize that interruptions in care may result in older adult safety issues and anxiousness for family caregivers. For that reason, we have invested heavily in researching effective and non-intrusive approaches to close these gaps.
With SmartCare by StackCare, you get peace of mind in knowing a loved one has technology in place that can supply an additional layer of assistance between caregiver visits.
How Does SmartCare Technology Work?
You’re likely aware of other types of safety tech tools, like cameras and wearable pendants. Unlike those devices, SmartCare is inconspicuous and will not hinder a person’s lifestyle – because they don’t have to wear anything at all or stress about being recorded on camera. Instead, SmartCare uses tiny, discreetly-positioned motion sensors which are placed around the home. In just a few minutes, the system is up and running.
After that, AI learns about the person’s standard routines, behaviors, and activities by gathering data provided by the motion sensors. Instant alerts are sent to you and/or our care team to advise of any changes in motion patterns which may be a reason for concern. For instance, if the person’s bathroom visits are increasing, it may suggest a urinary tract infection or some other health concern.
These real-time updates allow for immediate, proactive intervention, to reduce 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?
Possibly the biggest benefit is the peace of mind you’ll have, 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 engaging in normal activities around the home.
Additional benefits include:
- Nothing the older adult has to remember to wear or press for help
- 24/7 access to real-time alerts and insights
- No cameras, microphones, or batteries to change
- No sense of intrusion that a camera could cause
- A chat feature to easily share information with family members
- Built-in thermometers to be sure the home temperature is comfortable
- Privacy protection
- Uncomplicated installation and operation
- And more
There Are a Number of Ways to Use SmartCare
We know that each person’s needs are unique. That’s why we provide a variety of different ways for you to incorporate SmartCare into a loved one’s care routine:
- 24/7 monitoring by our in-home care experts
- A “Share the Care” model in which we monitor during the day, and your family takes over during the evenings and weekends
- A standalone model for your family to utilize without home care services
Want to Get More Info?
We would love to share more info on how StackCare’s SmartCare technology can improve safety and independence for someone you love, while alleviating your worries and anxiety. Contact us online or give us a call at 314-432-4312 to request more info about this new technology or about our other customized home care solutions.