I am taking care of my old parent. Their health is degrading and I am always worried about them.
I cant be unfortunately with them always.
I think the solution might be an emergency alert system, but I am not sure if it is worth it and if it really takes my worries away.
Any suggestions if anyone has used it and if it worth buying and take our worries away?
- SOS calling
- GPS, to track her
- and a app in my phone which will let me know, if she leaves a particular area.
Sorry I wasn't more specific. Yes the standard ADT life alert system is $30 a month, and I checked my notes and the 3g with fall detection system is $49.99 a
We had it set up to be paid by auto deduct so ask if you may get a better rate going that way, some companies do. My brother in law set it up initially, so I don't know for sure if they do.
Also since moms last fall and broken hip, she had a lengthy recovery and ended up needed to sign up for Medicaid while at the nh/rehab facility. She is now back home to her apt, and is on waivered services program. We recieved lots of help and assistance from the SW assigned from Division on Aging in our area, and medicaid is paying for the
system she has now.
Hope this helps :)
In our case my mil lived out of state at the time and she resisted the topic of getting one for awhile after my fil passed. Being alone and with no family in her state her 3 sons kept the topic in our conversations everytime we called on the worry that something might happen and how would she get help. She finally gave within a few months and one of the boys set it up for
her. She had it about a year when she fell late one night and broke her hip, granted she still didn't press the button for a couple hours but finally realized the pain was to great and she couldn't move so she did finally.
They got the EMS there and called all of
us and the 2 sons that could were there the next day. She was thankful for it then and to have us there to help her find the rehab facility she needed for her extended
She has moved to our state and now lives close by us but alone in a senior living apt and it was one thing she demanded she have with our relief. When she fell this time right outside her apt door she still stubbornly didnt press the button right away but had someone that found her call us and waited until we arrived and I did.
They don't want to acknowledge the need for help or lose their independence but she knows it is there if we can't come to her aid right away.
Keep the conversation going in a loving and caring way on how important her safety is when you are not with her and accidents happen. In Michigan her ADT system cost $30 but they now have a new one that uses 3g and it also had fall detection incase they are unable to press the button and sends help, that one cost
more but it would be worth it.
Have you tried checking the ad on this site. I just noticed the one on the right of this comment box. MEDICAL GUARDIAN. I clicked on it - and you fill out the info and I think they will send you more info. On the ad is the box alert, the necklace and the watch. Coincidence?
Yes you are right in this case! I even told my mom dat I will get this band done in a jewellery, as she was not ready to wear it and she replied that she doesnt wear one piece of jewellery everyday. It is very difficult to get a combination of good design+ price competitive+ user acceptance and technology that we want.
But if I will gift her, and she thinks a lot about my money, I know she will wear it.
What do you think?
... I went to the Alz website and searched watch gps... I found from their site a gps company: Revolutionary Tracker. Google the name, maybe give them a call and ask for their monthly rates. They have pretty watches. And it even gives out a tamper alert by email, etc...
My step-brother never bought his dad anything like that until he was finally willing to wear it.
I am ready to invest 40 dollars per month in it, but can you really force your parents to wear something like this? I have seen some emergency wristbands on the internet, my concerned is, if she can use actually use this in the case of emergency. What do you think?
I tried to get Dad to subscribe to one of those emergency alert systems but he said no, maybe in a couple of years.... sigh, guess he wants to wait until he is 100 before getting one :P Plus he didn't want to pay the monthly fee.
What would put me at ease and let me sleep through the night is if my parents would sell that darn house and move into a retirement community. But none of their siblings ever did that, everyone clung to their home until they were carried out to live in a nursing home or final days in a hospital. Don't our parents understand what they are putting us through? Or is it they are in denial?