Medical Alert System Advantages of GE Quietcare

Health and Wellness - Aging
By: hummingbirdee    
25-Jan-2011

Introduction:Many assisted living facilities throughout the United States are using a new medical alert system called GE QuietCare. The device monitors a senior person's activities and alerts staff of any changes. It takes about two weeks of programming before the patterns are set in the system. After it detects a routine, it can send a message when things do not appear to be normal. There are several reasons why it is such a helpful elderly monitoring invention.

  • 01

    Quick Response

    A medical alert system is sometimes required for elderly care. Anyone who has dealt with an aged parent knows that their safety is a constant worry. The GE QuietCare is an elderly monitoring device that uses non-intrusive motion sensors. It provides a quick response. Staff workers carry pagers that go off when something is wrong. A yellow warning appears if something seems fishy and a red warning appears when it seems like an emergency. Any problem can be dealt with quickly.

  • 02

    Fall Detection

    One of the most dangerous and frightening things that can happen to seniors is falling. Many injuries and deaths occur because of falls each year in people over 65. If a person who has fallen cannot call for help after they go down, they could die before they are discovered. With this new elderly alert system, staff-members at care facilities are alerted when falls occur so that they can be of assistance immediately.

  • 03

    Privacy

    People worry about privacy when they think they are about to be monitored by any kind of medical alert system. The GE QuietCare does not use cameras or microphones so it protects privacy. There is nothing to be embarrassed about when the patient goes about their daily tasks. Actions are picked up by motion sensors only. The infrared device is installed in every room that a person enters and if they stay too long, it sends out a warning.

  • 04

    Wandering Risks

    Seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's can often wander. This elderly alert monitoring system will detect if there is a wandering risk so that the person can be moved to an area of the facility where they can be watched carefully. It gives peace of mind to family members when they know that their loved one is safe.

  • 05

    Temperature

    If a room gets too hot or cold, this type of medical alert system will go off letting employees know that the temperature needs to be adjusted. Some residents or visitors will change the room temperature and forget to put it back later. It is amazing what this device can do.





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  • ListMaker 1/27/2011 Flag This Comment

    I really hope this one makes the front page. As the caregiver to my 94 year old mom who just last night started wandering, if she was living anywhere but in my home, I'd be all over the GE Quietcare system.

  • goodselfme 1/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    What a great aid for care givers and patients who need monitoring.Good for GE bringing Quiet care to consumers and facilites too.Thank you for your good explanation of the benefits of such an item.

  • clewand550 1/25/2011 Flag This Comment

    Nice informative list.

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