New Technology Allows Seniors to Age at Home and Stay Connected
For some seniors, receiving long term care at home is being made easier by the release of new technology. Today, one more tool went online to help older people age in the comfort of home.
The latest from the Los Angeles-based company LivHOME’s, CareMonitor keeps seniors up to date on personal health matters without having to foot the costs of hands-on-care.
LivHOME CareMonitor is a web-based, touch-screen service powered by GrandCare Systems that enables seniors to relay data to professional care providers remotely.
Through monitors located on arms and fingers, seniors are able to check blood pressure and oxygen levels, along with glucose and bodyweight readings via Bluetooth technology. The CareMonitor can even track medication schedules and movements around the house.
LivHOME is confident that its easy-to-use technology will appeal to an increasing number of seniors looking to remain independent and receive care in the privacy of their own homes.
Part of the CareMonitor’s allure, LivHOME CEO Mike Nicholson suggests, is that it will extend caregiving services to a new senior demographic of those who benefit from some assistance but do not require a full-time caregiver.
“LivHOME CareMonitor represents an entirely new approach to caregiving, enabling us to monitor the health and safety of our clients—but without the intrusiveness or cost of hands-on-care,” said Nicholson. “This provides greater independence and privacy, while significantly reducing the cost of care.”
Other features of the LivHOME CareMonitor include professional care manager assessment; personal emergency response system; 24/7 alert monitoring and care manager availability; media connectivity for music, photos, messages and Skype.
One of the nation’s largest providers of professionally led at-home care for seniors, Nicholson notes that LivHOME was one of the first companies to place caregiver supervision under a professional care manager’s responsibility in 1999. Thirteen years later, the company continues making innovations toward senior home care with its development of the remote CareMonitor.
First announced in March, LivHOME is beginning to roll out its CareMonitor nationwide in late 2012 and early 2013.
Written by Jason Oliva