POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 6:25pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 3:28am
Tyler TX (KETK) — You may not have to worry about your elderly parents living on their own anymore.
Those life alert buttons may be a thing of the past.
Care facilities and seniors living on their own are starting to use motion sensors.
"What are the baseline routines that exist in the house, how do we keep people safe, who needs to know when things start to change, and how do we best add in Homecare or keep the family engaged and aware of changes," said Director of Affiliate Programs for BeClose Lainie Muller.
Muller says the system monitors the seniors daily activities.
If there is too little activity going on in the house or something is out of the ordinary, a text message, phone call or email will be sent to a family member or doctor.
Sundance Assistant Living has motion detectors on the ceiling and in the bathroom.
"We also have motion sensors in the bed on the floor, so if a patient is supposed to stand by himself/herself, as soon as they touch the floor our care givers our notified with a pager and they know immediately to go to that room and check," said Sundance Executive Director Rick Gabehart.
Gabehart says if anything is out of the ordinary, someone on staff will be paged immediately.
"If the patient is wandering in the room or too long in the restroom it will say that on the pager and they know exactly what room to go in and they can't turn it off unless they go to the room," said Gabehart.
If you are interested in this system contact AbleToStay.com