Currently my wife is Home Care Aide (AKA Personal Support Worker here in Ontario Canada) assisting family members with home nursing and respite care for these clients with aging parents. I would like to be able to provide the Wyze product line to enhance the care to my wife’s clients and family.
Having personal insight into the needs of Dementia/Alzheimer or house bound clients and their necessity in the early stages of their ailment to be independent will be beneficial information moving forward.
There are certain needs both for the afflicted and the family to be sure there is a safety factor and there are many ways to monitor their well-being. One is the visual aspect offered with the strategic placement of Cameras throughout the inside and outside of the home. Another is Motion sensors in more private area’s like washrooms, changing areas or areas where camera’s would be difficult to monitor. While also including Door alarms with push notification to inform when a specific named door would be opened.
There are many additional opportunities to consider for the ageing population with the following hardware implementation. Some of these mechanisms are in play. As was the camera which your team made very affordable. I would hope that same research could be adapted to these other devices.
Pressure sensitive bed/chair pads can alert with the same push notification when a client/patient would get out of a chair or bed, alerting recipients of a person leaving or using a resting area. Named pressure sensitive Floor mats could be used in (eg) bathrooms, in front of toilets, showers ,bath tubs, kitchen sinks alerting of presence in more specific areas of the room or home.
Keeping hydrated and proper eating are other areas of priority. The same door monitors can be used on fridges alerting or the intention to eat. Where cooking is of a concern this could alert someone to check the Kitchen camera to see what is being made safely. Hydration is another important factor. Even Dementia and Alzheimer clients are habitual, cups and drinking receptacle’s will always be kept in the same convenient area. Pressure sensitive coasters would alert if there is use or non-use, directing recipients of the notification to take the appropriate actions. Health Automation has even reached the level of pill dispensing with pill cases being monitored with push notifications of use or non-use when a tab is opened on the container. Or electronically locked if it isn’t the time or day to take the pill.
GTX Corporation have implemented GPS insoles for shoes for those who do eventually wander away from a location outside of the home. A Wyze endeavour to consider.
In summary I would like to close with this thought…With an ever ageing population; Wouldn’t it be Wyze to dip ones toes into the geriatric pool?