CLAYTON, N.C., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping seniors stay as independent as possible for as long as possible can be a full-time job for families and caregivers. For many families, personal alert systems bridge the gap when they can't be with their aging or ailing loved one 24/7. However, cautions eHeart Health Monitoring, LLC, not all personal alert systems are created equal.
"A personal alert system can be a fantastic tool in preserving a senior's independence while giving family and caregivers peace of mind," said Eric Midgett, founder of eHeart Health Monitoring, which has just introduced the wireless eHeart Monitor™ personal alert system. "However, it is critical to choose the technology that will best safeguard your loved one."
eHeart Health Monitoring offers a list of five points to consider as part of making an informed decision about personal alert systems:
Does the personal alert system provide continuous biofeedback? As opposed to point-in-time biofeedback, continuous biofeedback gives insight into a senior's daily habits. eHeart Monitor is the only system to provide continuous heart rate monitoring biofeedback. Family and caregivers soon learn the senior's normal routine, allowing them to spot abnormal events and conditions immediately.
Will the system detect falls and automatically alert if a fall happens? Although some personal alert systems automatically detect falls, the service usually entails an additional fee. eHeart Monitor, by contrast, provides automatic fall detection as part of its basic package, and unlike other monitors, eHeart Monitor instantly and automatically alerts family and caregivers in the event of a fall. eHeart Monitor's alert button flashes red and green to indicate a fall alert has been sent and three presses will cancel the alert.
Are there hidden costs? Most personal alert systems offer only basic services for a basic plan, charging extra for things like a mobile base station or GPS. With eHeart Monitor, the only additional charges are for services requiring additional interaction, like partner monitoring and call center service.
How difficult is it to get started? Not all seniors and their families or caregivers are tech savvy. eHeart Monitor is one of only two personal alert systems that comes preconfigured, making set-up a breeze for even the most technologically challenged.
Can family or caregivers check on the wearer remotely? Only eHeart Monitor allows remote check-in, thanks to the unique eHeart Monitor app and wearable sensor technology. Family and caretakers can see a senior's current heart rate and biofeedback trends at any time, whether they're in the next room or halfway around the world. If something doesn't look right, the user can take proactive steps to investigate and summon emergency personnel if needed.
"Each family's needs are unique," concluded Midgett. "It's important to ask questions before making a final decision on a personal alert system like eHeart Monitor. We encourage families and caregivers to do thorough research of what's available."
Home care agencies and palliative care organizations can extend their service portfolio and promote their own brands with licensed, white label eHeart Monitor technology and services. eHeart Health continually seeks out partnerships that will add value for users of this life-enhancing technology.
About eHeart Health Monitoring, LLC
eHeart Health Monitoring, LLC was founded in 2014. eHeart Monitor is the company's flagship product. eHeart Health is working with Nonin Medical to add pulse oximeter support to eHeart Monitor; a partnership with Entra Health Systems will soon allow eHeart Monitor to wirelessly monitor blood glucose as well. eHeart Health Monitoring is now training call center staff and plans to open its first call center later in 2015. Learn more at www.eheartmonitor.com.
SOURCE eHeart Health Monitoring, LLC