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Home Monitoring for Caregiving


The left side of the graphic represents the types of scenarios you might monitor. For example, sensors placed throughout the home can let you know if your mother is up and moving about normally in the morning; if she is opening the refrigerator to eat or the medicine cabinet to take medicine; or if the garage door, front door or back door are being opened. The system can also alert you of any dangers, such as the stove being left on, or if she has fallen.

Home monitoring uses a combination of advanced sensors and software, tied to a web application. Families choose what to monitor, how to receive the information, and who should be sent alerts. Depending on sensor location, family members and other authorized care-givers can receive alerts when normal behavior patterns change, if there is no activity within a specified time, or if your loved one pushes the “Contact Me” button for help.

Secure Web Server

Information gathered by the sensors is then transferred wirelessly to the secure web server. Here the data is stored and analyzed. Alerts are generated, based on information that has been requested by the Care Network, and sent via e-mail or a text message to the designated recipients. A Care Network member can also monitor real-time information via the Internet, view reports online, or have them sent via email.

Only members of your Care Network have access to this information, and you have full control over who sees the information and what they see. The data is sent from the home to web site. When you log onto the system to view reports or real-time monitoring, that connection is through a secure SSL browser connection—the same kind you would use for online banking transactions.

Care Network

The right side of the graphic represents the Care Network. Through grouping, you control who receives information, what information each one gets, and how they receive it. For example, you can choose to have local family members receive alerts, but not those living out of state. However, all family members could see reports online. You can include neighbors on alerts saying a door has been left open, or a loved one has fallen and needs immediate help. And you can make online reports available to all caregivers or just family members. It is completely up to you. And groupings can be changed at any time.

Information can be sent to members of the Care Network in several ways:

  • Alerts, sent via text message or email
  • Real-time monitoring via the Internet
  • Online reports that show daily activity

"It gave us a real sense of security. My father has dementia... It would be a real concern for him to wander out toward the river and we didn't want that to happen, so the motion detector can alert us if he's out there."

-- Rachelle Brueford

"We wanted to make sure that she was in a place that was comfortable for her and that she felt safe in. We can get online and know that she came in the house at 5:30, that's she's in the living room... so we know that she is okay."
-- Cody Fraughton
Remote monitoring services for elders and the disabled, aging in place and transitional care.
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