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What is Geofencing and How Can it Help with Memory Loss?

What is Geofencing and How Can it Help with Memory Loss?

Caring for a senior loved one suffering from memory loss or other cognitive decline can be especially challenging for caregivers.

Not only do you have to navigate the usual hazards seniors might encounter on a daily basis like falling, but memory loss in seniors can present a whole other danger: wandering.

Wandering can be especially dangerous for those with memory loss, and it can be terrifying for their loved ones or caregivers. Seniors who wander can often end up confused and scared, unable to remember where they're going or how to get home.

And never mind calling out for help. Even with the use of a traditional help alert system, the wanderer will also likely not remember to use their device to call out for help.

Luckily, there is one innovative feature that comes standard in SafeGuardian's entire line of help alert systems. Geofencing is a technology SafeGuardian uses to help seniors with memory loss. To start, we work with the caregivers of seniors to setup a GPS perimeter around a residence. As soon as a senior leaves or wanders past those coordinates, a text alert is immediately sent to his or her care team. This text alert contains important information such as the date, time, and real-time GPS location of the wearer of the device. Caregivers can use this information to immediately rush to the assistance of their loved one before they wander dangerously far away.

Particularly for seniors who live on their own but are beginning to experience cognitive decline, this feature provides crucial peace of mind to their caregivers. With geofencing technology, no longer do caregivers have to constantly check in on loved ones or worry endlessly that their loved one will wander off without warning. Now, they can be immediately alerted when wandering begins, and provide help when it's needed most. 

To find out more or setup Geofencing for your loved one, visit SafeGuardian.com or call us at 800-378-2957.