Who knows what’s going on — it’s all about notifying and response. When it comes to managing the care of a loved one, establishing a support system is the first order of priority — what I call “The Circle of Know.” You know how this support system should operate — you are at work when an issue like Mom or Dad having a mishap occurs and someone needs to get to them quickly. Having that support system can be the difference between an easily addressed problem or turning into an alarming and perhaps irreversible situation. But you can’t solve a problem you do not know about. So how can you always be made aware of the everyday issues that come up in a senior’s life? You need to create a “Circle of Know”.
Who’s who in your circle? You might need to involve different people depending on the circumstance — perhaps not so easy to guarantee. That’s where using Intelligent Monitoring makes the difference between a ‘Circle of Know’ and being unaware and unknowing. Simple-to-use technologies can provide you and a predetermined list of responsible people with alerts about events that might happen in your loved one’s life. What if there’s an overflowing sink or the stove has been left unattended? Perhaps the door is left open or there’s been a fall in the home. These events require quick response to keep small problems from looming large.
Quick response — know when to act. It is a documented fact that quick response minimizes the negative results of many types of incidents. For example, reaching someone quickly who has fallen or is having a stroke can mean the difference between maintaining an independent lifestyle or having to be moved to an assisted living facility or nursing home. A forgetful moment might lead to a flood or fire if not detected early. With Intelligent Monitoring, you can define these events and create a “Circle of Know” – those who can be contacted — and the backup to those contacts — in the event of an incident. With a simple-to-use website, you can set up several Circles of Know comprised of people who will be informed of different types of events. If there’s a water leak, for example, you can include your plumber in the Circle of Know.
Intelligent Monitoring is available today — and I know that it will make your loved one safer by keeping you in your Circle of Know.
Jay Wasack, President