If you’re a family caregiver, then you already know: caregiving takes a lot of time.
When you’ve got your own family to care for, your own career to keep on top of, and your own personal life to maintain, it’s hard to be there for your senior as much as they need.
And as time goes on, the amount of assistance they need only goes up. They begin to need more medical care, more emotional support, and more help with their daily routines. At which point, it’s just not possible for you to keep up on your own anymore. Because, as we said before, caregiving takes a lot of time.
But, what if it didn’t have to?
What if there was a way to monitor your loved senior that didn’t take any extra time? What if there was a way to give your senior 24/7 care, while also living your own life?
Welcome: Remote health monitoring.
What does remote monitoring look like?
While you have your at-home aid watching over your senior, you’ll also have remote monitoring technology set up that’s doing it for you.
This technology works in two ways. Firstly, by gathering information. It continuously monitors your senior’s vital signs and other areas of concern, keeping perfect records. As the information is collected, it is sent over to your senior’s primary care physician, who can then analyze the data as a whole. This detailed record-keeping allows doctors to see the full picture of your senior’s health status, not just bits and pieces.
The second important way in which remote monitoring works is alerting you when something is wrong. Remote monitoring technology doesn’t just gather information, but it can also analyze it to an extent. And, if something out of the ordinary occurs with your senior’s vital signs, it can alert you or a medical team right away.
The time that remote monitoring saves might be the time it takes to save your senior’s life.
Who is remote monitoring for?
Remote monitoring can be for all patients who opt for at-home care.
Changing environments can be extremely stressful for seniors. The mental strain of new people, new rooms, new smells, new tastes, can actually cause negative effects on the body. For this reason, many seniors prefer to age in the comfort of their own homes. And, they can do so with the help of at-home care professionals.
Seniors living at home under the care of professional home assistants are great candidates for remote monitoring. Whether your senior needs round the clock care or not, having a remote monitoring system in place can be a great relief for everyone involved.
It provides an added layer of security that keeps your senior in constant connection with medical professionals. And, it gives you an added layer of comfort that lets you live your life knowing your senior is being properly cared for at home.
This way, even when you can’t make it home early from work, your senior can still get the care and attention they need for a happy, healthy life.