In the U.S., two out of every five adults are family caregivers. What is a family caregiver? Family caregivers help care for the elderly in the home, rather than having them in a nursing home or specialized care facility. A wide range of people find themselves as caregivers, often doing complex medical/nursing tasks for family members or neighbors, according to the Caregiver Action Network.
Family caregiving can be rewarding but it also has many challenges. Home security and automation can help make some of the day-to-day tasks of family caregiving run a little smoother.
Knowing that your loved ones have the added peace of mind that comes with a professionally installed and monitored home security system is a true comfort. There are also optional features that can take basic home security to the next level for caregivers.
If you are a caregiver, video monitoring allows you live look-ins via an app on your Internet-connected smartphone. Want to make sure that your elderly parents are doing ok? You can check the live feed. This can serve as reassurance when you have to be away for short or long periods of time.
In addition we offer a medical alert pendant, that makes contacting Guardian as easy as pushing a button. Worn on the wrist or around the neck, the button sends an emergency signal to our 24/7, award-winning monitoring center, who initiates a response in an average of 30 seconds. The Guardian monitoring center has the ability to notify you and/or emergency first responders, based on your pre-established protocol.
There is no doubt that family caregivers make a significant impact on their loved ones. When the work gets overwhelming, however, it’s important to look for attainable ways to simplify while still being able to provide the best care possible.