As a home care agency or those of you who are familiar with Dementia, you know it is not easy to watch your loved ones suffer from this disease. You often wonder if it is safe for them to live alone, or how much longer can they live alone.
You know that with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia that as the progression advances so do the risks. At Freedom Home Care, we believe that for people suffering with these diseases, doing daily routines and activities can help go a long way with your loved ones feeling comfortable.
With that being said, here are some tips for Dementia using advanced technology.
Starting us out at number one is using a joint online banking account so you can monitor your loved one’s activity safely to ensure bills are not missed.
Number two is to set up alerts on their credit cards by email or phone call when larger purchases are about to be made. This will keep you and your loved one’s safe from becoming a victim to fraud.
A third on the list is setting up a security system in your loved one’s home that’ll notify you when they have left the front door, garage, etc. all at an exact time in case they were to wonder off for a few hours. This is a great way to make sure all of the doors are shut and you know who is entering the home.
Next on the list is CookStop. CookStop is a technology that can help ensure the stove and oven have been turned off completely. With these diseases, there is an increased risk of having kitchen fires in the home. This technology will automatically turn the stove off after the set time.
We hope you can all use some of these tips to ensure your loved ones are comfortable living alone in their own homes. These are a great way for both you and them to feel safe. These technology apps and features are great and helpful resources to utilize. If you are still unsure about your loved ones living alone, contact us at Freedom Home Care, a home care agency in Highland Park about our in-home services today.