Safety (p1):

Personal safety is key. Includes household safety, falls avoidance, alarms, and products like personal emergency response systems & pendants (PERS).

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to stave off what might have otherwise been serious adverse events. In fact, this simple sensor setup has worked better than he expected, and he shares his experiences, as an example of a real world use case in which a small addition of technology can accomplish a lot.

 

 

Fall proofing ME: What Can I Do?

The media is awash with stories about older adults falling and hurting themselves, and these reports usually mention that one in three of those over 65 will fall each year. This article is about what you can do to make falls less likely.

 

 

Fall proofing your house: a checklist

For the older adult worried about falls, one of the most important tasks is to "fall-proof" your house. There are numerous services you can retain to help with this. But how do you know they have done the right things? And, if you are the friend or family of an older adult, how can you do a "check" to make sure the house of the person you care for is relatively well "fall-proofed"? Here is a useful checklist developed by the Executive Director of Marin Villages.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety

I Want to Do My Own Driving Evaluation

Explorer Ron frames the question: "How does one decide whether or not to continue driving?" Should it be one's self, or someone else? .........Read more

Explorer Recommends Lock Box to Save Your Door

Explorer Geri shares the idea that people who have some type of emergency alert should have a lock box with a house entry door key, so first responders can gain entry in an emergency without kicking in the door. .........Read more

Brainstorming: Emergency Alert Pendants

Circle members participate in a lively discussion of 'what works and what doesn't' about their emergency call pendants. Numerous design flaws were identified, including: too large, not comfortable to wear, no voice communication channel, some 'dead zones' - even on campus. Seemingly, more would... .........Read more

CallToU Replaces Shouting for Help at Home

Explorer Don describes an in home call pendant system that sounds remotely when activated, saving the user from having to shout loudly in an effort to alert a helper. .........Read more

Daily Check-Ins: These Explorers Unenthusiastic

There has been discussion by staff on our campus to implement or offer a daily check-in for residents. We discussed a few that anyone can purchase and use, including: Snug Safety App, I am fine, care checkers and check on granny. Following an in-depth conversation, the group decided unanimously... .........Read more

SRC Explorers Assess a New Medical Alert Device

The group is introduced to a MobileHelp medical alert device designed as a wristwatch. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Safety (shared by our Explorers)

CallToU Caregiver Call Button

 
 

CallToU is a wireless call system intended for indoor use to alert the intended helper that assistance is needed by the user.

 

FallCall Lite

 
FallCall Lite
 

FallCall Lite is an iOS software based system including the Apple Watch, iPhone and Homepod intended to serve as a monitoring system with voice activation capability.

 

MyNotifi

 
fall alert MyNotifi
 

MyNotifi is a wearable device paired with a smartphone app and is intended to alert designated others to a fall or emergency.

 

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

Vivint Smart Home

 

Vivint offers a Vivint app designed to coordinate an array of off the shelf home monitoring and security devices compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant and controlled via the Vivint app.

 

SensoGram Technologies

 

SensoGram Technologies offers a suite of wearable monitoring devices designed to report vital signs in real time.

 

VitalBand

 

VitalBand is designed to detect falls, monitor vital signs, and send reminders, while in the form of a wristwatch.

 

SayOK365

 

SayOK365 is an email subscription system intended to allow potentially isolated persons to 'check in' regularly or to send a distress message if help is needed.

 

TruSense

 

TruSense is intended to provide a customizable network of sensor and interactive devices to monitor and report personal and environmental conditions inside and outside of the home.

 

 

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