Brief: I want to set up an elderly monitoring system for my parents.
The umbrella term AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) is used to summaries various measures put in places to help support elderly people in their old age. Where possible this should be done without restricting their self-determination and independence.
Anyone with an elderly relative knows that one of the most common incidences that can occur is a fall. These falls are compounded by the fact that old age can often make it difficult to get back up. A popular way of dealing with this is to install panic buttons around the home that can be pressed in the event of a fall. The issue with these is that they are often out of reach.
A better way of noticing these falls is to set up an elderly monitoring system. If no motion is detected in a certain area for a prolonged period of time then an alarm will be triggered.
Solution: Using Loxone to configure an elderly monitoring system for older relatives.
With Loxone, you can configure an elderly monitoring system which will give you far more peace of mind. This system will passively monitor activity through the use of Presence Sensors. If no movement is registered for a pre-defined period of time then a relative or career will receive a notification – allowing them to react quickly.
It’s important to note that your elderly relatives are not being actively monitored. No specifics about their behaviour are being relayed back to anyone – only when there is an unusual lack of activity will an alarm be triggered.
With the “Alarm Sequence” Function Block it’s possible to set up a comprehensive alarm chain, which can notify up to 10 people (via a phone call, email or push notification) in a just a few minutes.
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Why you and your customer should consider implementing an elderly monitoring system?
It’s a sad reality of life that older people can often fall over and not be able to get back up. A raised carpet edge, a loose cable, etc. are all enough to cause a fall.
Thankfully, most falls are not serious. However, unfortunately, every now and then a fall has more serious consequences. People living alone can often remain on the floor for serval hours, sometimes even days.
In addition to the physical injuries, these falls can cause impact people’s mental health – causing anxiety and a feeling of helplessness.
A passive elderly monitoring system ensures peace of mind for both elderly residents and their relatives. Knowing that a fall will not go unnoticed for long is incredibly reassuring and could even be the difference between a serious and a minor injury.