They say life comes full circle and it is true. Our parents and grandparents spent many hours caring for us as children. They loved and protected us until we were ready to leave the nest. Then, one day YOU realize you are now the caregiver for THEM! It has been a few years now since my Grandmother passed away. However, before that time she had a horrible accident at home! To make a long story short, she became dizzy and fell in her living room. She broke her hip very badly and was unable to get up, move, or get to the phone. While our family, as caregivers, always checked on her daily, it was usually late afternoon. Needless to say, she spent an agonizing day (HOURS!!!!) without help and in horrible pain! Smart technology like TruSense could have made a huge difference on that horrific day!
My Grandmother wanted the freedom of staying in her home and having her independence, as most seniors do. And, while we were in the place of being her caregivers, we all had jobs, kids, appointments, etc. It sounds bad but that is the norm for most everyone. And, these days, caregivers are more stressed for time and energy than ever before! However, our loved ones want to retain their independence and we want to help them do that as long as possible. That’s where TruSense can help through the use of passive sensors and personalized alerts.
TruSense is family-friendly smart home technology for seniors that brings assurance to loved ones and helps older adults stay in their own homes longer. Using in-home sensors, TruSense is non-intrusive and does not require a wearable or pendant to deliver insights into daily activities. The solution also measures variables that can impact health and safety such as home leak detection, temperature and even vehicle and personal GPS tracking. TruSense also tracks caregiver visits and uses alerts and notifications based on customized user thresholds that can trigger a text or notify our 24/7 emergency response team.
TruSense Allows Older Adults to Stay at Home
If you are busy juggling work, kids, and busy schedules but have older parents or grandparents you care for then you know the extra burden it places on you. I am not saying that in a bad way, but you know what I mean. Of course, there are such things as home care nurses and assisted living. However, have you saw the cost of assisted living these days? It can be thousands of dollars! YIKES! And, home care nurses are not any less expensive!
In addition, many seniors WANT to remain in their OWN home. While they need our help, they don’t want to be treated as a child or made to move into a strange place. TruSense can help them stay in their home and retain their independence while providing us with peace of mind.
How Does the TruSense System Work?
The TruSense system uses a combination of self-sticking wireless sensors, Amazon Echo Dot integration, and GPS technology. It picks up on how a person lives and recognizes patterns such as the time spent sleeping, being in the kitchen, or getting out of the house. When a pattern shifts, TruSense notices and updates the user and the circle of people who they’ve chosen via custom notifications. TruSense can even notify the 24/7 emergency monitoring center through a voice integration with the Amazon Echo Dot!
TruSense gives seniors an option that makes it easier for them to remain at home where they are comfortable. It also gives caregivers peace of mind knowing you will be alerted if anything out of the norm happens.
Smart Technology that Goes Beyond Daily Activity
The TruSense main function is to be there and monitor. But, have you ever wondered about those hourly nursing visit bills and if they are billing you correctly? Are they really in the home for 2 hours or not? TruSense can also report how much time caregivers or other visitors spend in the home!
It also monitors for comfortable home temperature, dangerous water leaks, and vehicle GPS. If you have a family member that is experiencing early stages of dementia or has a tendency to wander TruSense can help there too! Through its partnership with the GPS SmartSole, TruSense will report their location and send real-time alerts to caregivers on their whereabouts, providing safety and peace of mind.
You can receive alerts via the web, phone and text, with the integration of the Amazon Echo Dot. You can also use the Amazon Echo Dot to check up on your loved one to find out what time they woke and current room location as well as system status.
Emergency Response Services
Your loved one would NOT be required to wear a device 24/7 to have help near them for emergency serices. TruSense has in-home sensors that operate together as a new kind of personal emergency response system (PERS). TruSense becomes aware of daily activity level patterns and will recognize when they change. In this case, family members or care workers are notified and can intervene to prevent emergencies from happening, or identify the development of a more serious medical condition. Voice commands can also be used to notify the TruSense 24/7 emergency monitoring center via integration with digital assistants such as the Amazon Echo Dot.
Multiple Layers of Protection
As you can see, TruSense provides multiple layers of protection such as the Echo Dot, Motion Sensors, GPS. It provides a fail-safe system that provides a safety net. It may seem redundant, but that redundancy provides security and peace of mind. Actually, the redundancy makes TruSense superior to the single-solution products, like pendants, which seniors may forget to charge or wear.
How do You Get Started with TruSense
Purchase a Starter Kit
The first step is to purchase a TruSense Starter Kit. You can also purchase any additional devices such as additional motion sensors, etc. needed to monitor your loved one. If your loved one is mobile or leaves the home at times, you may wish to purchase a GPS Smart Pendant to track your loved one when they leave the house. The system is customizable to fit your needs.
The TruSense system is very easy to install. Simply use the user-friendly installation wizard to guide you step-by-step through the installation process. It will test and confirm that your sensors are detecting activity and that the Hub is communicating properly with the other devices. Easy-peasy! Still worried? Browse through their installation videos.
Customize Your Notifications
Notifications are nice to stay informed about your loved one on any given day. They are also nice when you don’t have time to log in to the app. You can set up custom alerts to notify you when your loved one has left the home or been in the bathroom too long, if the temperature has exceeded a set threshold, or any number of other personalized notifications. Alerts can be sent via a text message, email, and phone call.
In addition, you can just ask Alexa how your loved one is doing! They have integrated the Amazon Echo Dot so you can get a quick update on their activity level, location, and if they’ve left the home.
Protect Senior Loved Ones and Gain Peace of Mind with TruSense!
The TruSense multi-layer system combines wireless sensors, Amazon Echo Dot, and GPS Technology to track daily activities and health variables. It gives seniors the ability to stay in their home and keep their independence while giving caregivers peace of mind.
I can only imagine how much pain TruSense would have saved my Grandmother that fateful day. But, it’s not too late for your loved ones! Visit TruSense for more information and learn how you can give your loved ones the gift of security and independence today!