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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 02/15/2023

Spotlight on a Digital Caregiving Solution

A discussion with the Founder of an innovative service, see  https://envoyathome.com/ that immediately notifies your phone when your loved one's behavior is a safety or wellness risk - you can intervene quickly, proactively address changing behavior, and bring behavior data to doc visits. 

Robert Blatt
envoyatHome, Inc.
rob@envoyathome.com  |  www.envoyathome.com 

Questions Asked

  • Can you detect falls, as they happen, or would you just be detecting lack of movement from one room to another?
  • Is the system flagging potential situations such as not eating, toileting, etc., and raising them to the family member proactively, or is it up to the family member to notice the patterns?
  • How do you detect a trip in the stairs within minutes? That seems really short without any cameras to see what’s happening.
  • What is the cost of the equipment and the ongoing monitoring?
  • Is Envoy At Home best suited for monitoring a person who lives alone versus a couple
  • Worth saying that Envoy At Home would probably be helpful for monitoring a physically or mentally disabled person who is not elderly
  • Do families have to set up the activity parameters themseleves, such as “mom gets up between 7 and 9 am”  etc?
  • last question: do you need WiFi
  • how much is the starter package?
  • what about power outages?

Chat Transcript

12:15:55     From  Mitchell Collier : Robert - great point that the caregiver shouldn't have to give up his/her agency for a family member to retain their agency

12:20:42     From  Carla Gardner : By behavior, are you referring to smoking, drinking, diet, activity, etc?

12:27:43     From  vivian korner   to   Hosts and panelists : Offering concrete date  ties in with care planning with siblings who previously might not have been  on the same page

12:32:17     From  Ashley Haspel : Exactly how is it monitoring the various activities in the home, if there are no cameras, mics, etc?

12:35:10     From  Susan Albert : Can you detect falls?

12:37:35     From  Jonathan Boehman   to   Hosts and panelists : Is the system flagging potential situations such as not eating, toileting, etc., without the family member having to notice the pattern themselves?

12:37:54     From  Paula David   to   Hosts and panelists : On the screen you shared, it said something like "in bedroom, not sleeping" and "sleeping and okay"....how does the sensor detect that?

12:44:56     From  JEAN IVORY : Socializing is very important to seniors living alone. Getting out with others can prevent relying on alcohol, loneliness and early dementia. We don't want to just live with cameras or monitors.

12:45:56     From  mara perlmutter   to   Hosts and panelists : Does your system integrate a Bluetooth PERS device for monitoring safety outside the home?

12:46:40     From  Carla Gardner : How many sensors are typically placed in the home?

12:50:13     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : envoyatHome Digital Caregiver https://envoyathome.com/

12:54:17     From  krissa pecunes   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you for this information, have to scoot to another meeting.

12:54:49     From  JEAN IVORY : Envoy seems to be a great device that will help the caregiver !

12:59:03     From  Betty Bahadori : how much is the starter package?

13:01:10     From  Nathalie De Vazeille   to   Hosts and panelists : How much do you charge for extra sensors

13:03:53     From  Alina Jackson Moore : thank you

13:03:57     From  Betty Bahadori : Thank you both! A tremendous service !

13:04:06     From  mara perlmutter   to   Hosts and panelists : Great discussion-thank you

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