When an older loved one needs help to stay safe, comfortable, and independent 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 older loved one is receiving 24/7 care, there will be times that they’re going to be alone and without immediate access to help.
For many, 24/7, around-the-clock care is not realistic, preferred, or financially viable. We understand that gaps in care can result in stress and anxiety for family caregivers, and safety concerns for older loved ones. Because of this, we’ve invested heavily in researching non-intrusive and effective techniques to close these gaps.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new collaboration with StackCare, and to share how it will elevate the level of care Anthem Home Care can provide to your family!
With SmartCare by StackCare, you receive comfort in knowing an older loved one has senior safety technology in place that will give them an added layer of support and care between caregiver visits.
How Does SmartCare’s Senior Safety Technology Work?
You are likely aware of other forms of safety technology for seniors, such as cameras and wearable pendants. Unlike those devices, SmartCare is unobtrusive and will not impede an older loved one’s way of life – because they do not have to wear anything at all or stress about being recorded on camera. Instead, SmartCare uses small, discreetly-positioned motion sensors which are placed throughout the home. In a matter of minutes, the system is up and running.
After that, AI learns about the person’s typical behaviors, activities, and routines by gathering data supplied by the motion sensors. Instant alerts are sent to you and/or our care team to notify of any changes in motion patterns that may be a cause for concern. For instance, if a loved one’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 minimize the chance of hospitalizations or the need for the individual to face a move to an assisted living facility.
What Are the Benefits of SmartCare?
Perhaps the greatest benefit is the peace of mind you will have, knowing the person you love is safe and well. With daily updates, you can feel comfortable knowing that the older loved one has had a good night’s sleep and is engaging in normal activities around the home.
Further benefits include:
- No batteries to change, cameras, or microphones
- A chat feature to easily share information among loved ones
- Built-in thermometers to ensure the home temperature is comfortable
- No sense of intrusion that a camera may cause
- Nothing your loved one needs to remember to wear or press for help
- Around-the-clock access to real-time alerts and insights
- Privacy protection
- Quick installation and operation
- And more
There Are a Variety of Ways to Use SmartCare
We recognize that each person’s needs are different. That’s why we offer a number of ways for you to integrate 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 throughout the day, and your family takes over throughout the evenings and weekends
- A standalone model for your family to utilize without in-home care services
Do You Want to Get More Info?
We’d love to share more details on how StackCare’s SmartCare technology can improve independence and senior safety, while easing your anxiety and worries. Give us a call at 361-643-2323 or contact us online to request more information about this new senior safety technology or about our other customized in-home care solutions.