Younger Americans are their Family's Primary, Unpaid Caregivers
As America's retirement population continues to skyrocket, their family members and loved ones are increasingly becoming their primary, unpaid caregivers, according to a nationwide study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP.
The resulting report found that as of 2020, 53 million Americans are providing unpaid care to their senior loved ones.
Of those 53 million, 61% are doing so while juggling their own careers.
How Caregivers Balance Providing Care with their Own Busy Lives
Between care for their loved ones and seeing out their own life's responsibilities, the burden on these caregivers is real, making face-to-face time between loved ones and caregivers increasingly hard to come by.
As a result, caregivers only learn about a loved one's emergency after the fact — through a doctor or nurse or after an ambulance or emergency room visit.
Most help alert companies only provide seniors the ability to call out to a monitoring center. While that's a noble idea, it fails to address the fact that caregivers prefer to be kept in the loop during emergencies or even contacted first before an ambulance arrives.
Furthermore, seniors would rather talk to a trusted voice like a family member or friend, rather than an anonymous representative during emergencies.
CareCaller™ Instantly Connects Caregivers to Loved Ones
SafeGuardian is proud to say we're the only company that ensures family and loved ones are just a button press away.
Our line of CareCaller™ devices are designed to contact family first. During emergencies, the CareCaller™ immediately sends a text alert to all caregivers, followed by an automatically initiated phone call to all contact numbers.
In their time of need, seniors will always hear a familiar voice on the other end of a call, and family members will always be in the know.
And even if a loved one wants to utilize our professional monitoring center, the CareCaller™ is the only device that will still send out text alerts automatically to caregivers, complete with time and GPS location, before calling out to our state-of-the-art monitoring center. This way, caregivers are kept in the loop even when they're not being called directly.
Never feel like you're in the dark again with your loved one's health. With SafeGuardian, family is just a button press away.