Being a caregiver is a difficult job for many reasons. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, about 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of care each year for their loved ones. These caregivers come in many shapes and sizes, providing different types of care for their family’s unique situation.
At STAAR Alert, we respect and admire every caregiver doing their part to help their loved ones. We offer a variety of options that can be customized to each different situation.
The Live-In Caregiver
A caregiver who lives with their loved one still needs a lot of help. Most importantly, they need to take time for themselves to manage their own health. For times they need to get out of the house, medical alert systems keep seniors safe at home. With the simple push of a button, they can call for help if an emergency arises while home alone.
The Close-to-Home Caregiver
Many family caregivers do not live directly with their loved one, but are close enough to provide assistance when needed. Our medical alert systems and medication dispensers are monitored by the trained responders at Life Safety Monitoring. They are able to reach out to caregivers or emergency personnel, based on the specific situation. If you choose, they can let the family members know when follow-up is needed at their loved one’s home.
The Out of Town Caregiver
Some families are separated by many miles and need lots of help to keep their loved ones safe in their own homes. Advanced technology, like fall detection and activity monitoring, add yet another extra layer of security to families that are unable to easily check in on each other.
The Professional Caregiver
Professional caregivers need to know that they can easily reach help when it’s needed, or even be there for their patients when not working a shift. Our monitored technology allows the user to designate the exact way their emergency is handled. Professional caregivers or agencies can be set as an emergency contact so everyone is aware of the specific situation. Our medication management solutions allow professionals to help dispense medications at all times of the day, regardless of scheduled shift times.
The knowledgeable staff at STAAR Alert can help customize the assistance you need for every caregiving situation. Call us today at 800-338-7114 to learn more!