Ensuring seniors and people with disabilities can live in their own homes with confidence is a focus for Feros Care. Our team are continuously looking for the very best emerging technologies and equipment that offer state-of-the art solutions to enable this to happen.
The latest product to pass our rigorous testing process is Care@Home™. Care@Home is like an invisible guardian watching over you that sends an alert if medical assistance is required.
It’s a self-learning solution, gathering information, analysing, monitoring and alerting 24/7 via mobile and web apps. This enables people to live independently without wearing pendants or having to press buttons or requiring a live-in carer.
The mobile and tablet apps allow care-givers or family members to unobtrusively check in or to respond to automatic alerts sent by the Control Panel.
This technology means there is never a long wait long for help if it’s needed.
Who will Care@Home benefit?
- People living with physical and intellectual disabilities and conditions that puts them at risk of a fall – ie cystic fibrosis, motor system disorders, spina bifida and visual impairment
- People living with chronic health issues – ie diabetes, asthma, arthritis or heart disease
- The elderly who are at risk of falling
- People with memory loss or cognitive impairment – and will not remember to press an alert button or maintain appropriate nutrition
How does Care@Home work?
Five movement sensors are installed in areas most commonly occupied (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and hall) and two door sensors (fridge and front door) are set up within the home.
Everyone has their own unique pattern and this technology learns predictable behaviour and informs the relevant people if that changes significantly.
The Control Panel will automatically notify LifeLink’s 24/7 Emergency Response Centre or a caregiver in case of any emergency or warning sign, such as skipping meals, reduced activity, or spending an unusual length of time in the bathroom.
If the fridge hasn’t been opened by 8am and it usually is opened between 7.00-7.30am, it indicates that the person may be unwell or had a fall. Or if they go to the bathroom but do not leave within their usual timeframe, it’s a pretty sure sign something isn’t right.
“If patterns change, the smart monitoring station automatically alerts the emergency response staff and family members who implement safety checks and call an ambulance if needed,” explained LifeLink Operations Manager, Anthony Bacon.
As well as obvious benefits like the early detection of falls, monitoring assists the long-term health of users.
“The system is so sophisticated it is able to alert our 24/7 monitoring team if changes to behaviour could be as a result of a change in a medical condition. This enables our health professionals to respond more quickly, and more effectively to maintain the health of our clients,” explained Anthony.
Feros Care offers a variety of technologies to transform ordinary homes into life-saving Smart Homes. Operating out of a central base alarm and communicating to a 24/7 support centre, various alarms and sensors can be set-up to enhance the safety of any home, or in the worst case, ensure family, friends, neighbours or emergency services can be sent quickly.
Call our LifeLink team on 1300 851 771 to find out more and keep up-to-date with new equipment as it passes our rigorous five step testing regime.