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Artificial Intelligence In Support Of Elderly

Elderly man looking at smart phone with live-in carer

According to a report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, there are 703 million people aged 65 and older today, This number is expected to more than double by 2050. The population of older adults is growing fast and it comes with various social, economic and health challenges, one of them being a sharp rise in the demand for elderly care services.

Where do you see yourself at your post retirement age? Most of us want to get older in our own home where we can remain independent and continue living the life we are used to live. But as we get older, we often need support from others to be able to remain independent at home.

We cannot be always with our loved ones and to keep them safe when we are away becomes our priority. Arranging a Live-in Carer is certainly a popular option – having a companion with our loved ones provides us with sense of security and comfort that their every day needs are met.

We want to be sure that our ageing family members and friends are fully protected in case of emergency. This is where modern technologies come to help us and our Live-in Carers.

A good starting point can be a personal alarm which can be operated by either your family member or their domiciliary Carer. The alarm can provide reassurance that help is available 24/7 in the event of an emergency - for example if a Carer is out shopping and your loved one has an emergency or a fall, the home Carer can immediately get back to them and assist them.

Artificial Intelligence has been developing rapidly in the recent years. It is considered one of the most revolutionary developments in human history, and the world has already witnessed its transformative capabilities. Today, Artificial Intelligence empowers organisations, governments and communities to build a high-performing ecosystem to serve the entire world. The impact of Artificial Intelligence on human lives is able to solve the most critical challenges faced by society.

Care for elderly is one of them.

Smart devices become permanent residents in our home. They enable us to remotely control the internal systems, and live a more sustainable life. The same kind of technology is used in a new generation of Smart Home Monitoring solutions. These solutions monitor our daily routine and raise an alert once something seems to wrong. Smart Home Monitoring makes sure our elderly relatives and friends are safe and well while living an independent life.

One of the Smart Home Monitoring solutions is Taking Care Safe Home Alert. Safe Home Alert combines smart home sensors with Artificial Intelligence learnings to monitor your loved one’s activity. Nonintrusive sensors placed around the home, such as on the fridge, microwave, kettle and doors. Over time these sensors allow the Artificial Intelligence to build an accurate picture of behavioural patterns of your loved ones.

It has the unique ability to raise the alert if something appears out of the ordinary, and unlike other care solutions, allows you to take pre-emptive action before a potential health issue escalates into something more serious.

For example, if your loved one is not up and about at the time they normally are an alert will be sent. The alarm can be also raised if no movement has been detected in a high-risk area, for example when a loved one has gone into the bathroom and not returned. If an emergency is detected, it sends automatic alerts to Taking Care’s Emergency Resolution Team, while we, family members, can view routine insights via a secure website.

A monitored personal alarm is in-built in Taking Care Safe Home Alert and provide added reassurance that a loved one can get emergency help when we or their usual Carers are not around.

Healthcare is one of the industries that will have most benefits from using Artificial Intelligence by providing constant health monitoring. Older adults face many health risks, and continuous supervision coupled with quick diagnosis could prove to be lifesaving.

A personal alarm can help anyone who wants to continue leading an independent and active life, not just the elderly or vulnerable.

To talk about how to arrange Live-in Care, call our friendly team on 01264 319 399.


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