How to improve home-based care for seniors?

Explore the potential of purpose-built remote monitoring

How to improve home-based care for seniors?

Explore the potential of purpose-built remote monitoring

Can remote monitoring improve home-based senior care?

Amidst all the tragedy caused by COVID-19, there is also some good news. The pandemic is driving the development of innovations that will make it safer and more comfortable for seniors to age with dignity in their own homes.

 


US care providers can take this opportunity to approach senior in-home health care models more holistically, considering technologies that address the specific challenges experienced by seniors, and embracing remote health monitoring as a complement to telehealth.

The sports fitness watches and mobile phone apps currently available on the market hint at what is possible, but they are not entirely suitable for remote monitoring of the elderly. What’s needed is purpose-built, senior-friendly wearables that continuously gather and upload health data; devices that securely capture information and send alerts to both the user and the care team whenever a complication is detected.

For remote monitoring systems to be confidently deployed in home-based elderly care, they must fulfil certain requirements. The technology must be customizable in order to consistently match user requirements for seamless, unobtrusive, and reliable bi-directional communication on relevant health markers. And applications must be simple and manageable for all kinds of users, regardless of their age or technological understanding.

Read the original, unabridged of this article by Arnol Rios published in MedCity News

 

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