Can an emergency alert system reduce the stress level of seniors and caregivers?
How often have you been worrying about your loved ones when they were home alone? They want to remain independent for as long as possible, but staying calm and sure about their safety can be challenging.
Another aspect of this issue is ensuring the elderly receive immediate help when they are unable to use the emergency device due to injury. For that reason, providing seniors with smart fall detection is crucial, especially for those with disabilities. Such systems have built-in detection technology that can notice sudden elevation changes and are designed to deliver help as quickly as possible.
Knowing that your loved ones are being constantly monitored by an alert system helps family members reduce the level of stress. From the psychological side, it will also show your loved ones they are taken care of regardless of the distance.
That feeling of peacefulness is priceless.
We can’t afford a reactive response to seniors’ falls. It should be preventive, and here are the reasons why…
We can’t afford a reactive response to seniors’ falls. It should be preventive, and here are the reasons why.
You’ve probably heard of numerous cases of delayed medical treatment across the country in the last year. In many of them, the crucial reason is considerable staff shortages in hospitals.
According to recent data from Hamilton, Ontario, alone, in the week beginning Oct. 10, there were about 1,257 hours lost waiting for hospital staff.
At the same time, the annual report from HPS showed that falls are one of the two leading causes of emergency ambulance calls. Adding on top of those statistics, seniors are much more vulnerable to fatal outcomes of falls, especially in case of delayed treatment.
For those reasons, caregivers should pay close attention to preventive measures to eliminate as many fall risks as possible.
Previously, I dedicated a few posts to the topic of fall prevention. I highly recommend that you scroll down to them to find some practical implications for senior care.
Faster diagnosis of frailty in seniors aging at home is key to helping them stay independent
”In the next 10 years, the number of Canadians living with frailty will grow to more than two million.”
I’ve already written a lot about how frailty can negatively affect the quality of senior living and put pressure both on the elderly and the caregivers supporting them. You can scroll down to my previous posts to read more on that.
In the meantime, I want to talk about the importance of monitoring frailty among seniors who choose to age in place.
In the article below, you can read some important insights into the topic. Still, I’d like to highlight one thing in particular: seniors with moderate frailty require the most support both with their physical state and personal well-being.
Consistent support, health monitoring and incident response are crucial for enabling quality ageing in place for the elderly.
Find more insights via the link - https://theconversation.com/faster-diagnosis-of-frailty-in-seniors-aging-at-home-is-key-to-helping-them-stay-independent-177246