Here are ways you can use GPS tracking to prevent accidents amongst loved ones.
Alzheimer’s Wandering and Tracking Technology
There are many methods and services that you can use to help keep your loved ones with dementia safe, but tracking technology is becoming an increasing popular and more viable option for caregivers.
Focused on preventing emergencies in people with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders, Blackridge Solutions has advised and supported patients and caregivers for more than 4 years with GPS tracking. Each year, the company helps families by providing them with the technology and training to keep their loved ones safe. Its practice of working with trained public safety agencies, like law enforcement, fire and rescue teams, and first responders, allow them, when necessary, to quickly locate wandering individuals.
Reducing Alzheimer’s Wandering with GPS Tracking
Blackridge Solutions mission is to “improve the quality of life” and they do this through tracking technology that can locate an individual, and then notify a caregiver if that individual is safe, or if they have left their “safe zone.”
Blackridge Solutions has added new technology to their product portfolio that can not only locate an individual if they go missing, but can also provide a radio frequency safe zone around them that notifies the caregiver in the event an “at risk” individual breaches this established safe zone.
Individuals can wear the small Freedom GPS Watch, which has an individualized signal and a lockable watch strap, as it functions as a digital wrist watch. Then, if a loved one wanders beyond the safe zone created by the Portable Receiver, the Monitoring Center will immediately advise the caregiver and then begin tracking the individual on a secure web portal, which will display their current location and movement direction via GPS tracking points on a detailed map. Most recovery times average around 30 minutes.
What to Do When Your Loved One Wanders
Blackridge Solutions encourages caregivers and families of Alzheimer’s patients to use GPS tracking, but to also start with a plan to help keep loved ones safe.
The stress experienced by families and caregivers when a person with dementia wanders and becomes lost is significant. Have a plan in place beforehand, so you know what to do in case of an emergency.
If your loved one is beginning to exhibit wandering behaviors, they recommend you:
- Ensure the home is safe and secure
- Create a crisis plan
- Keep a recent photo and updated medical information on hand for authorities
- Keep a list of people to call on for help and have telephone numbers easily accessible
- Ask friends, family and neighbors to call if they see your loved one alone
In the event of a crisis, these steps and GPS tracking technology will allow for the quick location and safe return of your loved one.
For further information, please contact Blackridge Solutions at (778) 686-5799 or firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.BlackridgeSolutions.com