Protection for the Elderly
Quiet Care is a relatively new system of care that allows seniors to remain independent and at home for longer. The program works on a monitoring system consisting of five activity sensors and a small sub-station all placed strategically and discretely within the home. Activity, such as getting out of bed safely and remembering to take medication, is collected daily. Amazingly, the Quiet Care system “memorizes” a person’s regular schedule and denotes any unusual changes as well. It also takes note of environment issues like extreme temperatures within the house.
Should an accident take place, the appointed caregiver or family member will be alerted immediately either by phone, email, text message or fax. This empowering form of elderly care allows the senior to designate who will be contacted in the case of an emergency. This is just one example of how Quiet Care also offers seniors the ability to remain involved in their own healthcare. And gone is the need for daily visits from nurses or the use of intrusive cameras and microphones.
Originally developed as a way for seniors to be able to stay in their homes, Quiet Care has proven to be a valuable tool elsewhere as well. Assisted living centers, seniors-only independent living communities, and other more restrictive elderly care arrangements are successfully using Quiet Care because of its safety potential. And recently, GE Healthcare has developed a Quiet Care system made specifically for residential communities.
With the typical family caregiver devoting 15 hours or more a week providing elderly care to a loved one, a system like Quiet Care is sure to be a welcome timesaver. Those 15 hours also lead to lost wages and added expenses, making the $3-a-day price tag on starting Quiet Care packages seem most affordable. Visits with Grandma can once again be enjoyable, social experiences with the use of this system.
Quiet Care is currently offered in three different package options. Take a look and see if one is right for your family. Note: prices will vary locally.
A 24/7 early detection and warning system where the monitoring is done by a personal caregiver or family member, which includes an installation and activation cost of $149 and a base price of $59.95 per month.
A 24/7 early detection and warning where the monitoring is done by a qualified third-party, an AARP-endorsed LifeFone Personal Emergency Response service (PERS) for $79.95 per month.
A 24/7 early detection and warning and a full-service PERS system monitored by LifeFone for $89.95.…