Internet-connected devices may provide useful real-time data about vital signs, eating patterns, workout regimens, and other details that would otherwise be unavailable.
Fremont, CA: Elder care is one of the many areas that can benefit from the new technological advancements. Learning about the latest scientific advancements in elder care empowers you to do your job more efficiently, whether you're a physician searching for better ways to care for your patients or an innovator looking for ideas. Of course, health technology is useless unless it improves performance and reduces costs.
Here are four technologies improving elder care:
Fall and Wander Prevention
There are central monitoring devices that can be used to alert caregivers of activity and wireless devices that can be worn by caregivers while making rounds. This means that updates are received as soon as possible, allowing quick action to be taken to resolve the issue.
The Internet of (Medical) Things
The internet of medical things (IoMT) is based on the same principle as the internet of things (IoT), but it only applies to medical devices. These devices build a more integrated environment, making it easier for patients, caregivers, family members, payers, and providers to interact and exchange data. Of course, this suite of resources includes everything from conventional medical devices connected to the internet to smart speakers powered by artificial intelligence. Internet-connected devices may provide useful real-time data about vital signs, eating patterns, workout regimens, and other details that would otherwise be unavailable.
There are a variety of technologies that can assist a senior citizen in remaining healthy at home. Stove shutoff systems make it safe for elderly people to cook at home. If the system senses that the stove has been left on for an extended period of time, it automatically turns it off.
An automatic pill dispenser is another useful home safety product. An automated dispenser avoids unintended overdoses and drug misuse if a family member or caretaker cannot control a senior's medication intake. They will include visual and/or audio reminders when it's time to dose, and they only open at unique times during the day.
Preventing seniors from wandering and getting lost is one of the most challenging tasks caregivers face. Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia often cause confusion and cognitive impairment, leading to elderly people leaving their homes without their caregivers accompanying them.
Modern GPS devices are much smaller than the standard GPS units used in automobiles. They can be hidden in certain areas so that seniors can be located if they become disoriented. For example, there are GPS units that can be worn under the soles of shoes or ironed into clothes. Even in familiar areas, seniors may become disoriented, and GPS units ensure that they are easily located.
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