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Caregiver Alert Monitoring — What is it & Who Should be Using it?

February 14, 2022

Caregiver Alert Monitor with Emergency Alert

If you are a caregiver, you understand how important it is to be prepared for any emergency.

 

It's hard enough to worry about our loved ones as it is without having to wonder constantly if they are safe at home. And if an emergency occurs, we want to be able to help them as quickly as possible. That's why caregiver alert monitoring is becoming increasingly popular.

 

This article will first briefly cover what a caregiver alert monitor is and how caregiver alert monitoring works. Then you'll learn if a caregiver alert monitor is right for your loved one.

What is Caregiver Alert Monitoring?

A caregiver alert monitor, also known as a caregiver alert button, is a small wearable device. The monitoring components include a wearable call button for elderly or disabled individuals and a Wi-Fi HUB. An easy-to-push alert button notifies a caregiver 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

How Does Caregiver Alert Monitoring Work?

The Caregiver alert monitor connects wirelessly to the smart Wi-Fi Hub. When an emergency occurs, such as falling or hurting oneself, the wearer presses the caregiver alert button. Once pressed, caregivers near or far are notified, and emergency services are dispatched if necessary.

Who Should Use a Caregiver Alert Monitor? 

  1. Anyone prone to or has a history of falls - Once a fall occurs, the likelihood of another fall occurring increases.

  2. Elderly living alone or who have to spend any length of time away from their caregivers - "Over one-third of adults 65 or older fall each year. For older adults who live at home, the risks are even higher."

  3. Individuals with an increased risk of experiencing a medical emergency - Using a caregiver monitor during an emergency can significantly reduce the time it takes for emergency services to be notified.

  4. Individuals with mobility issues - Weakened leg strength or an unsteady gait increases the risk of falling significantly.

  5. Individuals who are taking medications with side effects that increase fall risk - Some medications may cause vertigo, lightheadedness, or dizziness. These symptoms can make everyday tasks more difficult. Walking up and down the stairs or on uneven surfaces can be very dangerous when balance and coordination are affected.

 

Caregiver alert monitors provide a sense of security and peace of mind for elderly individuals and caregivers. They can also be a life-saving tool in the event of an emergency. If you are a caregiver for an elderly or disabled loved one, it's worth looking into a caregiver alert monitor.

 

MOBI offers a secure caregiver alert system kit that makes keeping your loved ones safe easy and affordable.

 

Check out more solutions to home monitoring with MOBI's sensors, camera monitoring, video doorbell, and more. All MOBI products can be integrated through the MOBI smart app.

MOBI's Smart Wireless Fall Monitoring System is also available at Amazon!

Reach out to us today on Facebook or email us at service@getmobi.com. We are happy to answer any questions you have on how home and health monitoring can assist you in your day to day life.