The focus at UnicusID has always been to better lives in ways that truly give peace of mind and security while maintaining dignity and compassion. Whether it’s a parent, a grandparent, a relative, or a friend, the challenges and changes that come with an aging loved one require our flexibility, our openness to change, and our acceptance of a new way of life.
The ability to stay at home in our older years instead of a nursing home, assisted living, or a loved one’s home is a positive and empowering idea and, in this day, it is becoming the preferred and achievable lifestyle decision for many.
Making sure our loved ones are safe, healthy, and happy in their own homes as they age is a primary concern. It is the key to helping senior citizens age well at home. With UnicusID’s patented Shepherd System, this primary concern caregivers struggle with on a daily basis can finally take a backseat! Whether our loved one is choosing to stay home or is required to stay home, maybe due to COVID-19 concerns, UnicusID’s Shepherd System gives us the tool to monitor our loved ones at home. The fear of a loved one falling, taking a walk and forgetting the way back home, or wandering due to Alzheimer’s or Sun Downers is constantly on our minds. The Shepherd System transmits fall reporting, allows us to check in with our loved ones using facial biometrics, and tracks our loved ones using GPS coordinates giving us the peace of mind we all desire while caring for a senior loved one.
Most seniors will say they don’t want to go to any kind of “home” as they get older. According to AARP, 87% of adults over the age of 65 want to stay home. Caring for senior citizens can be a challenge, especially if a loved one doesn’t want help.
Falls are the most common cause of injuries among
senior citizens and the top reason for hospital admission
for trauma. For people aged 65 years or older, 60 % of
falls occur in the home. Falls are a threat to the health of
older adults and can reduce their ability to remain
independent. Senior loved ones want to stay in their own homes and remain independent. This can be difficult for an adult child. Children want to be sure their parent is safe at home. One major concern adult children have is the frequent concern a parent may fall.
Those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, may wander off at any time. This can happen even in the earlier stages of the disease and can be more of a risk if they are mobile.