3 Mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems
If you care for a Michigan senior at home who is living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, safety is probably a top concern, especially if they have a history of wandering away from home. Fortunately, technology has made it easier than ever to monitor them remotely and to quickly locate them in the event of an emergency. The newest systems are called, Mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (MPERS). They are small enough to easily fit in a pocket or be worn as a bracelet.
We thought it would be of help to Michigan caregivers to share three different mobile tracking systems that receive high marks from the experts.
3 Mobile Tracking Systems
1. The eResponder Mobile Personal Emergency Response System – This mobile tracker doesn’t require a base system or a landline to work. Instead, it works off of wireless technology. The microphone and speaker are built right in to the device. With the press of a button, the senior can call for help. It also has an auto tracker that allows caregivers to find their loved one in the event that they wander from home. A single battery charge can last up to two months.
2. eCare GPS Mobile Personal Emergency Response – Another option for a pocket-sized mobile response device. It allows for two-way communication, SOS call for help, and tracking from a computer or mobile device. The battery can last up to five days without being re-charged.
3. Laipac s911 Bracelet Locator – One of the benefits of this device is that it looks like a sports watch. It is waterproof and has GPS tracking that will work indoors or out. This technology can track and locate someone in real time. The tamper-resistant feature also sends an alert to the caregiver if the band is cut or the bracelet clasp is opened.
Have you tried a MPERS for a loved one with dementia?
Do you have any advice or recommendations for other Michigan caregivers?