Senior Monitoring Systems Designed to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

Senior monitoring systems come in all shapes and applications. From passive sound monitoring to actively tracking a loved one’s whereabouts, families have countless options when it comes to senior health and safety. 

While medical alert systems are among the best, most affordable, and most effective monitoring solutions, other devices can serve as a wonderful supplement. If you’re concerned about your loved one, sound monitoring, thermal monitoring, home security, or sleep monitoring may help soothe your anxiety – especially when paired with a medical alert system.

Monitoring Systems for Worried Families

There are many different types of senior monitoring systems. Each can monitor a different aspect of your senior’s life and health. Finding a device that works should allow families to feel safer while their loved one ages in place. While we think medical alert systems are the most important tool in the senior safety toolkit, any of the following monitoring systems can serve as a wonderful supplement.

·         Sound Monitoring – Senior sound monitoring is built on the same technology as a baby monitor. A family member places the monitor in the senior’s residence and has a corresponding monitor in their own residence. The monitors then facilitate one- or two-way communication, alerting family members to accidents. This is a good option for seniors who live within a family member’s home or perhaps inside an in-law suite.

·         Thermal Monitoring – Body temperature monitoring is an easy way for seniors and their families to keep tabs on health. Thermal monitors are often worn on the wrist or chest and connect to a smartphone app. These are good senior monitoring systems for seniors who may be prone to infections, those who have hypothyroidism, and seniors who have trouble regulating body temperature.

·         Home Security – Home security is a staple safety service for many senior households. Using motion detection technology, seniors can protect their homes from intruders. While often expensive, these systems can provide a much-needed peace-of-mind for anxious homeowners.

·         Sleep Monitoring – Sleep monitoring is an easy way for family members to keep tabs on their loved one’s health. Wrist devices can detect the quality of a person’s sleep, as well as any breathing or oxygenation problems a person might have. Sleep monitoring is also a good way to assess a senior’s mental health. Anxiety and depression, as well as physical illness, are associated with poor sleep. 

Medical Alerts to Complement Senior Monitoring Systems

While the above monitoring systems can help bolster safety in the home, a medical alert system is the only tool that addresses a broad range of senior health needs. If your senior loved one experiences an emergency – a fall, an intruder, or a home accident – they should be able to ask for help immediately. The above devices can passively monitor a senior’s health, but only a medical alert device can get them the care they need in an emergency.

If you’re interested in adding a medical alert system to your senior’s home safety set-up, know that we have a variety of options. From the basic at-home unit to fall detection and on-the-go devices, we have a device to suit every senior lifestyle.