Fortunately, there are many tools that have been created to make life easier for both caregivers and those receiving care. Such tools can be as simple as grab bars and non-slip surfaces for showers and tubs, or as high tech as emergency alert systems. The latest and greatest in the world of tools to provide comfort and peace of mind to caregivers and their loved ones is My Health Phone. It is a tool that helps make life easier and more independent for the senior, and provides comfort and peace to the caregivers. Here are some of the features and benefits of this device:
My Health Phone is a fully-functional cell phone that works in conjunction with a traditional cell phone plan. The phone has been specially developed for seniors and their needs. This means that unlike most emergency response systems, it grants seniors 911 access, caregiver access, and important alerts regardless of where they are, inside or outside their home. This allows for far greater independence for seniors, and far greater peace of mind to caregivers.
My Health Phone's software can be set up to make regular check-in contact, helping caregivers rest assured that everything is fine when they can’t be there, or while seniors are traveling, and helps seniors know that should something happen, and they can’t get to the device, someone will be alerted that they did not check in. You can choose to receive the check-in one of three ways, via phone calls, text messages, or e-mails. You also get the flexibility of setting up the frequency and timing, as well as instruction for what to do if there is no response.
My Health Phone has a great feature of ease set up of medication reminders. You can specify a specific drug to be reminded about or have it ask more generic questions like "Have you taken your morning medication?" This helps seniors keep track of the many medications they may be on, and helps caregivers by taking the reminder responsibility off their shoulder.
If an emergency situation were to arise, or a senior travel and need access to important medical documents, My Health Phone would have them covered. It provides complimentary access to a service which stores electronic copies of living wills, HIPAA releases and medical directives for ready access in emergencies. In addition, it can store personal information like passport numbers, credit card numbers, etc.
This feature is a feature that alerts the caregiver of the check-in response, medication reminder response, etc. allowing them to stay on top of their loved one’s care without feeling like they are nagging them to death.
About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.