Home Care | Overcome Wandering Worries Pt. 1

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Home Care | Overcome Wandering Worries Pt. 1

 

Home Care |  Caring for an ailing loved one can be exhausting—physically, mentally and emotionally—especially for spouses who may be aging as well. For caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, the fear and constant worrying about their loved one wandering away and becoming lost—called elopement—adds a tremendous amount of stress. Unable to find their way home or function well independently, elderly impaired individuals are at grave risk of injury or even death due to exposure to the elements or hazards they may encounter while wandering.

As a result, many caregivers cannot leave their loved ones alone for any length of time, fearing they may wander away without careful supervision. Unable to leave the house without constant worry, caregivers in this situation often feel they have no choice but to place their loved one into an assisted living or nursing home facility—a decision no one wants to make. While this does provide a more controlled and supervised environment, even this is no guarantee against wandering, as patients often elope from these facilities as well.

Fortunately, with the help of modern technology, it is possible to keep those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms safe and comfortable at home longer and provide much-needed peace of mind to caregivers.

Put Technology on Your Side

While untold dollars are spent each year on search and rescue technologies, often these are too little, too late in the event of an Alzheimer’s or dementia wandering event. Instead, consider technology that can actually provide the location of the missing person directly to emergency responders. A wristwatch-style device called EmSeeQ® uses cellular telephone technology to locate the wearer in the event of an emergency. In the event the EmSeeQ wearer wanders off, the caregiver calls 9-1-1 after a thorough search of usual places. Once the incident is reported to the authorities, the caregiver calls the EmSeeQ toll-free hotline to report the missing person. The EmSeeQ device is then remotely activated and immediately places a call to 9-1-1, triggering the national E-9-1-1 emergency location system. -Parent Giving 

 

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