When an older loved one needs help to stay safe, comfortable, and independent in the home, home care services are a great solution. But what happens when the caregiver goes home at the end of their shift? Unless the person is receiving around-the-clock care, there are intervals where they’ll be alone and without direct access to assistance.
For many, 24/7, around-the-clock care is simply not realistic, preferred, or financially viable. We recognize that interruptions in care can bring about stress for family caregivers, and safety concerns for older adults. For that reason, we’ve invested heavily in researching effective and non-intrusive approaches to close these gaps.
With SmartCare by StackCare, you receive comfort in knowing a family member has technology in place that will supply an additional layer of support between caregiver visits.
What Is SmartCare and How Does It Work?
You are probably aware of other forms of smart tech for elder safety, such as cameras and wearable pendants. In contrast to those devices, SmartCare is inconspicuous and will not interfere with a family member’s lifestyle – because they don’t need to wear anything at all or worry about being recorded on camera. Instead, SmartCare utilizes tiny, discreetly-positioned motion sensors that are placed around the home. In a matter of minutes, the system is up and running.
After that, AI learns about the person’s regular behaviors, activities, and routines by collecting data supplied by the motion sensors. Instant alerts are sent to you and/or our care team to warn of any alterations in motion patterns which may be a cause for concern. For example, if your loved one’s trips to the bathroom are increasing, it could indicate a urinary tract infection or some other health concern.
These real-time updates allow for immediate, proactive intervention, to minimize the chance of hospitalizations or the need for the person to face a move to an assisted living facility.
What Are the Advantages of SmartCare?
Probably the greatest benefit is the peace of mind you’ll have, knowing the person you love is safe and well. With daily updates, you can feel secure knowing that the older adult has had a good night’s sleep and is participating in normal activities around the home.
Further benefits include:
- Uncomplicated installation and operation
- No cameras, microphones, or batteries to change
- No feeling of intrusion that a camera may cause
- Around-the-clock access to real-time insights and alerts
- Nothing your loved one needs to remember to wear or press for help
- A chat feature to easily share information among family members
- Built-in thermometers to ensure the home temperature is comfortable
- Privacy protection
- And much more
There Are Several Ways to Use SmartCare
We recognize that each person’s needs are unique. That is why we provide several different ways for you to incorporate SmartCare into a loved one’s care program:
- 24/7 monitoring by our home care experts
- A “Share the Care” model in which we monitor throughout the day, and your family takes over during the evenings and weekends
- A standalone model for your family to use without home care services
Would You Like to Discover More?
We’d love to share more information on how StackCare’s SmartCare technology can enhance independence and safety for a person you love, while relieving your anxiety and worries. Contact us today at 603-217-0149 to request further information about this new system or about our other customized home care solutions.