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When an older loved one needs support to enhance safety at home, home care services are a great solution. But what happens when a loved one’s caregiver goes home at the end of their shift? Unless the older loved one is receiving 24/7 care, there are intervals where they will be alone and without immediate access to assistance.

For many, 24/7, around-the-clock care isn’t financially viable, realistic, or preferred. We understand that interruptions in care can result in anxiousness for family caregivers, and safety issues for older adults. For that reason, we have invested heavily in researching effective and non-intrusive ways to close these gaps.

We are happy to announce the launch of our new collaboration with StackCare, and to explain how it can elevate the level of care Hearts at Home In-Home Care can provide to you and your family!

With SmartCare by StackCare, you receive comfort in knowing a loved one has technology in place that will provide an additional layer of support between caregiver visits.

How Does SmartCare Technology Work?

You’re probably familiar with other types of senior safety tech tools, like wearable pendants and cameras. Unlike those devices, SmartCare is inconspicuous and won’t impede a family member’s lifestyle – because they don’t need to wear anything at all or stress over being recorded on camera. Instead, SmartCare utilizes small, discreetly-positioned motion sensors which can be placed around the home. In just a matter of minutes, the system is functional.

After that, artificial intelligence learns about the person’s regular routines, behaviors, and activities by gathering data provided by the motion sensors. Real-time notifications are delivered to you and/or our care team to advise of any changes in motion patterns which may be a cause for concern. For example, if the person’s bathroom visits are increasing, it could suggest a urinary tract infection or other health concern.

These real-time updates allow for immediate, proactive intervention, to lessen the chance of hospitalizations or the need for the individual to face a move to an assisted living facility.

What Are the Advantages of SmartCare?

Perhaps the biggest advantage is the peace of mind you’ll receive, knowing a loved one is safe and well. With daily updates, you can feel comfortable knowing that the older loved one has had a good night’s sleep and is engaging in normal activities around the home.

Other benefits include:

  • Around-the-clock access to real-time alerts and insights
  • Nothing the older adult has to remember to wear or press for help
  • No microphones, batteries to change, or cameras
  • No feeling of intrusion that a camera could cause
  • A chat function to easily share information with family members
  • Built-in thermometers to be sure the home temperature is comfortable
  • Privacy protection
  • Straightforward installation and operation
  • And more

There Are a Variety of Ways to Use SmartCare

We recognize that each person’s needs are unique. That is why we offer a number of different ways for you to incorporate SmartCare into a loved one’s care routine:

  • 24/7 monitoring by our in-home care experts
  • A “Share the Care” model in which we monitor during the day, and your family takes over through the evenings and weekends
  • A standalone model for your family to use without in-home care services

Do You Want to Find Out More?

We’d love to share more details on how StackCare’s SmartCare technology can enhance safety at home and improve independence for a person you love, while alleviating your worries and anxiety. Call us today at 913-440-4209 or contact us online to request additional information about this new technology or about our other personalized home care solutions.