When people get older, they usually have problems reading, interpreting, and labeling colors and contrast. It is also very difficult for them to estimate distance and perceive depth. Some of them also have difficulties with the concepts of time and place, and at times, it becomes quite challenging for them to understand where they are, at what time of the day. They may repeat the same things over and over again or may face problems solving even the simplest of problems. They may also keep misplacing or losing things on a regular basis.
If your grandparents and even parents have to struggle with such problems on a daily basis, it is likely that you worry about them all the time as to where they must be when you leave them alone at home and go to work. You probably also worry about situations where they might get lost and you are not able to find them.
While this problem did not have an obvious solution a few years back from now, these days, a virtual Geofence is the ultimate answer to almost all problems related to taking care of an older parent or family member who consistently shows a pattern of forgetful behavior or faces difficulties in leading an independent life. A Virtual Geofence will make your life easier and less stressful as it lets you define specified boundaries like your neighborhood or market zones. They can easily be generated dynamically, around a definite location or point. The system generates a notice every time the user exits or enters a geofence. These notifications usually consist of details about the location of the device and are sent to the email of the caretaker or sent to their phones.
Virtual Geofence systems assist in keeping track of the movement of a particular person so that you are aware of their location at all times. It basically helps in monitoring an older parent or a family member who may be suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or any other form of memory-related illnesses in order to make sure that they stay safe around and inside the home. Geofencing devices provide certainty, safety, and security that help in making the challenging road of memory-loss a little less stressful for the caretakers of the elderly.
If you are at work and your loved one leaves a designated safe zone, you will get a notification via text phone or your email depending on your preference. If the Geofence alert has been activated, you can either call someone who lives nearby or have an emergency response center contact the user and call supporting authorities should the user require assistance.
Geofencing devices are also GPS enabled. So let’s say you were in a meeting when you received an alert on your phone and got to see it later; you can still find out where exactly your loved one is with the GPS feature. This is a very useful feature as it saves time tracking the person and also decreases the chances of a harm coming to them.
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