If you’re reading this, you have one of the most important jobs in the world. Family caregivers provide vital care and support to an aging loved one, while still tending to their own day-to-day responsibilities. It’s a delicate balancing act to be there for your loved one and to keep up with your job or daily responsibilities. That’s why we created Connected Caregiver.

At Connected Caregiver, we understand that you can’t always be with your loved one, but you want to always be in the know. The Connected Caregiver app and family of smart devices send real-time information and alerts about your loved one’s health and safety right to you. You can share this important information with doctors and any other family members who share in caregiving responsibilities.

In short, the real-time information provided by Connected Caregiver gives you and your loved one freedom, confidence, and peace of mind. In this article, we’re going to break down how Connected Caregiver works and explain the four services Connect Caregiver provides:

  • Remote safety monitoring
  • Remote health monitoring
  • Care coordination and management
  • Online caregiving resources

How does Connected Caregiver Work? 

Connected Caregiver is a platform that can assist you throughout your caregiving journey by making it easy for you to remotely monitor the health and safety of your loved one, and to manage your daily caregiving duties via an easy-to-use smartphone app. There’s no prohibitive upfront cost, and the premium and device-based services are provided for a convenient monthly fee for as long as you need them. 

Connected Caregiver’s smart devices are familiar and easy to use—even for seniors. All of our monitoring equipment—including blood pressure monitors, glucose monitors, pulse oximeters, smart scales, and a medical alert device—are managed through the Connected Caregiver App and its simple touchscreen interface. If you (the caregiver) can use a smartphone, you can use Connected Caregiver. 

Medical Alerts & Fall Detection

As a caregiver responsible for the health and wellbeing of an aging parent, your worst nightmare is an accident or medical emergency occurring when you’re not with them. Connected Caregiver provides 24/7 advanced safety monitoring via a durable, discreet, and reliable wearable device. This wearable accessory provides real-time updates to the Connected Caregiver app, which allows you to create a customized emergency response plan. 

The safety monitor provides 24/7 safety protection with:

  • Push-button emergency assistance
  • Automatic fall detection
  • Long-lasting battery with 6-day charge
  • Nationwide GPS monitoring and 4G cellular coverage
  • Two-way communication via onboard speaker and microphone
  • Water-resistant protection 

Remote Health Monitoring

Arising need of a family caregiver is the ability to monitor the vitals and real-time health of a loved one. Of course, it’s not possible to be there all the time. That’s why Connected Caregiver’s family of remote health monitoring devices can give you peace of mind even when you can’t be with them. 

These devices are familiar and resemble equipment your loved one sees every time they visit the doctor. These smart Bluetooth devices automatically upload readings to the Connected Caregiver app (via the included STAT-Phone Communications Hub) and send notifications straight to your personal smartphone. Notifications are customizable and can include: missed readings; readings that are too high or too low (as defined by you).

Connected Caregiver offers Bluetooth-connected devices that monitor:

  • Blood pressure: measure cardiovascular health which can help manage the risk of heart attack, heart disease, and stroke 
  • Blood glucose: quick and reliable readings for those with diabetes or prediabetes
  • Blood oxygen and pulse: ideal for respiratory conditions and avoids the need for blood samples
  • Weight: monitor this vital indicator of overall health in real-time

By choosing the Connected Caregiver devices you need, you can help manage a host of medical conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • COPD
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Obesity
  • More

Care Coordination and Management

The key to Connected Caregiver is our convenient smartphone app. Not only does it provide you with real-time alerts from the smart devices used by your loved one, but it also allows you to manage some of your daily caregiving tasks. The app allows you to:

  • Make calendar entries for doctor appointments, which can be shared with your loved one’s care circle
  • Export vitals and care data to share with doctors
  • Share vitals and care with a family member/co-caregiver

The Connected Caregiver app allows you to consolidate the logistics of family caregiving in a single place. This includes:

  • Communicating with your loved one’s care circle (i.e. siblings, neighbors, and friends who are also providing care)
  • Creating a digital health and care record (appointment notes, vitals readings, medications, and notes from your care circle)
  • Managing appointment schedules and notes
  • Important contact info for doctors, pharmacies and more
  • Medication details

Our goal is to empower family caregivers with the tools, technology, and information they need to feel confident in the quality of care they give their loved one. 

Online Caregiving Resources

In addition to our smart devices and app, Connected Caregiver is also your home for vital information about the ins and outs of being a family caregiver. The reality is, this work can be draining or even lonely. But you don’t have to go it alone. In addition to our customer support team, we provide caregivers with advice, tips, and information from caregiving experts that will inform your day-to-day life as a caregiver. Visit myconnectedcaregiver.com/resources to view all of our online content, updated weekly.

Got a question about the best way to do something, or looking for some advice for where you are in your caregiving journey? Start with Connected Caregiver. We have resources for all stages of caregiving as well as ways for caregivers to connect with one another.

Caregiving can be complicated. But with real-time information and support at your fingertips, Connected Caregiver can make it easier. Learn more about how Connected Caregiver can help you protect the health and safety of your loved ones at myconnectedcaregiver.com.

What is Connected Caregiver?

At Connected Caregiver, we understand that caring for aging parents and loved ones can be difficult, and have committed ourselves to equipping caregivers with services such as remote health and safety monitoring to give you peace of mind, and caregiver coordination tools to help organize your many responsibilities and make your life easier.

We believe no family caregiver should ever feel overwhelmed and alone. The incredible people who commit their time and energy to ensure the safety of their loved ones deserve the very best resources to safeguard their families and their own lives. Most of all, they deserve to feel in control and confident in their ability to care for the people they care about most. If you’d like to learn more, click here.
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