At home care technology is a relatively new concept in the world of elder care but it is a welcome one, nonetheless. With advancements happening in the technological world globally, it is only right that it is used to advance our healthcare system and provide care and support to seniors at their own homes.
People are living to record ages now, which means healthcare systems need the resources to be able to keep up with the demand while also providing quality care.
This piece will discuss the benefits of this technology and how it can be used to provide better care for seniors.
Understanding The Elderly Population
It has been estimated that by 2050, there will be over 2 billion people that are over the age of 60. This population shift (that continues to grow) will be the catalyst for further improvements and innovations when it comes to health care and health care support.
For those who are of sound mind and are not a danger to themselves, opting for in home care is usually the more popular choice of the two care options. Not only is it less expensive for at home care, but people also get to stay at home in a place they love with their own independence.
At Home Monitoring
Different care patients need different options and being able to have control over their care can also be beneficial. For those who need relative monitoring, this can become costly, as external patients need nurses for extra help. However, introducing monitoring technology and general training for home care employees to use directly can help save both money and resources for all involved. This could be anything from regular blood pressure or sugar monitoring, thermal monitoring systems, and fall detectors to name a few.
This technology could be something that companies advanced in home care, such as Skylark Home Care, could be interested in as they are already set up to implement personalized care plans.
Useful monitoring systems that could become regularly implemented and available include, but are not limited to:
Caregiver alert system – Patients who are by themselves who do rely on a caregiver and might need emergency help can have the option to alert caregivers to a specific situation that could help be tackled remotely – depending on the issue. There are already emergency call buttons in place for if someone has a fall, but even fall systems are advancing to help give better care.
Trip alert systems – If someone falls, an advanced trip alert system should be able to tell a carer where exactly it is that a person has fallen, which can free up time and allow them to get them the care they need.
Monitoring sleep patterns – Having good quality of sleep is absolutely vital to our health, and if seniors are struggling to obtain quality sleep, then this can cause grave consequences, or make any current issues worse. At home monitoring can make sure care patients are in the most comfortable place to get a more accurate reading on their sleep hygiene.
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