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Video Monitoring For Seniors

 Caring for an elderly loved one is a difficult task. Keeping an eye on your elderly loved ones has never been easier thanks to today’s technology. One way to stay in touch and monitor how your loved one is doing is with a video monitoring system.

By installing a video monitoring system you can help maintain your loved ones independence while remaining at home. Here are a couple of options we found that may be helpful.

 

iWatch Life

iWatchLife combines patented video analytics software with the award-winning Samsung SNH-1011 IP SmartCam to create one of the most advanced DIY home monitoring and security systems on the market.

Some highlights are the ability to create zones within your camera’s field of view. When motion happens within those zones, the SmartCam starts recording to a secure cloud account and immediately sends you an email notification. When you choose to review the event or the live feed, the video streams securely to your laptop, desktop, or iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Learn more here, http://www.iwatchlife.com/how-it-works/

Alarm.com

Powered by Alarm.com’s industry-leading technology, Wellness leverages real-time data from smart sensors throughout the home or apartment and monitors for dangerous situations or wellness indicators. Unlike traditional Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), Wellness proactively alerts family members about situations such as nighttime falls, wandering, changes in sleep patterns or sleeplessness, sedentary lifestyles, unusual or erratic eating habits, and others.

Wellness is fully integrated with Alarm.com’s leading smart home technology offering advanced home security with 24/7 professionally monitoring. It’s easy to add new features like energy management and home automation services. In one simple to use solution, Wellness from Alarm.com offers unmatched security and awareness.  Learn more here, https://www.alarm.com/

 

Do your due diligence and research and see which is the best for you and your family.

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Trouble using a cell phone, or smartphone? Jitterbug Touch may be the answer!

David Inns, age 46, was running the consumer division of Bell Mobility in Canada, a wireless company, when he was brought in by San Diego, California-based GreatCall founders Arlene Harris and Marty Cooper to help launch the company in 2006. He wanted to be a part of the new venture because he realized that "the older population was being left behind by technology."

GreatCall's first product was the Jitterbug, a phone that's designed for older customers. That was followed by the Jitterbug touch, a simplified smartphone with a large font. The phones filled a special void for older consumers to help get them connected. Since then, GreatCall has expanded into many different directions, starting a digital health service in 2008. It's been offering new products, like a mobile version of a medical alert device, unveiled in 2011 and an app that provides alerts to family caregivers, as well as the Splash, a waterproof medical alert device.

Inns said annual revenues are "several hundred million a year" and that the company has been experiencing 20 percent growth year-to-year over the past three years. It's gone from zero employees in 2006 to 1,000 today.

Inns' secret to success: A customized experience from top to bottom, including required "sensitivity training" for customer service agents, where they use the products while wearing glasses that simulate glaucoma and gloves that simulate arthritis.

 

Article and image from: 

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/08/8-entrepreneurs-serving-the-graying-of-america.html?slide=7

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