Home Controls Launches New Division to Meet Demand for Affordable and Easy-to-use Aging in Place Solutions
Home Controls, Inc., an award-winning company that has offered innovative products and services for the home automation industry since 1989, today announced that it has launched Caregiver Systems (www.caregiversystems.com), a new division committed to providing high quality, fully automated communication and wellness reporting solutions for seniors and those living with disabilities. Caregiver Systems was founded to provide a unique and innovative system that allows seniors to “age in place” while providing peace of mind for their families. Caregiver Systems by Home Controls combines knowledge and expertise in home automation solutions with an affordable, fully installed, interactive and easy-to-use system that provides 24/7 wellness reporting, activities of daily living and communications.
According to a June 2009 report from the AARP Policy Institute, the population 65 or older is projected to grow by 89 percent between 2007 and 2030, more than four times faster than the population overall. This aging population will skyrocket by another 118 percent between the years 2030 and 2050 as Baby Boomers reach 85. There are approximately 44.4 million caregivers in the U.S., who are struggling to care for their aging loved ones because of the astronomical costs of assisted living and full-time nursing care.
“With the huge growth of the senior population, we saw a definite need and market opportunity for an easy-to-use, automated solution that allows people to stay in their own homes with increased peace of mind. Most people don’t realize that affordable home technology that works hand-in-hand with human interaction to delay or avoid the need for assisted living is available,” said Home Controls President Ken Kerr. “We believe our new division offers one of the most innovative and comprehensive solutions available, combining wellness reporting, communication and cognitive tools into a single system. Care facilities also benefit by reducing administrative work and increasing value to residents and their families.”
Leveraging its 20-year history in home automation and the unique technology developed by GrandCare Systems (www.grandcare.com), Caregiver Systems by Home Controls is able to offer its customers the most advanced, feature-packed aging in place technology available today. It combines aspects of home automation, online communications, wellness reporting, activities of daily living alerts and cognitive tools into one easy-to-use, affordable package that pays for itself in the first 30 to 90 days of use. Caregiver Systems’ partners provide installation services and a thorough, personalized orientation on how to use the simple touch screen system.
Caregiver Systems – Complete, Simple, Effective
Caregiver Systems does not require separate systems for seniors and caregivers. The system consists of one touch screen monitor and wireless “wellness sensors” placed throughout the senior’s home. The wellness sensors monitor and collect data on important health indicators, including blood pressure, glucose levels, weight, activity and motion, sending wellness reports directly to a secure Web page accessed by the caregiver or family member.
Caregiver Systems is also a complete communication system. Relatives, friends and caregivers simply go online to send messages, reminders and pictures right to the touch screen. The senior needs no computer experience to receive full benefit from Caregiver Systems.
The Caregiver Systems solution includes:
– A central unit consisting of a sturdy touch screen monitor that connects to any full-time Internet connection
– “Wellness sensors” which are discreetly placed around the residence to report activity and wellness to the system
– One touch access to cognitive games, family pictures, appointment reminders and messages
– Complete system installation and family orientation
– Full monthly support of non-emergency functions, health and activity monitoring/reporting
– Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) for 24/7 EMT monitoring and response (optional)
“The beauty of Caregiver Systems is its simplicity. It provides all of the features you’d expect for a top of the line aging in place solution, yet it’s affordable; paying for itself in about three months,” said Cheryl Kerr, division manager of Caregiver Systems. “We deliberately made the price competitive in order to reach millions of seniors and disabled individuals that want to stay independent in their own homes, and to also help millions of caregivers who are making the ultimate sacrifice for their loved ones.”
Caregiver Systems is available for installation, anywhere in the U.S., now. To receive more information on the affordable aging in place alternative from Caregiver Systems, please call 1-858-693-5545 or go to: www.caregiversystems.com.
About Caregiver Systems
Caregiver Systems, a division of Home Controls Inc., offers an affordable, fully installed, easy-to-use wireless communication, activity and wellness reporting system that enables seniors to age in place with increased safety, security and dignity while providing caregivers and family members with peace of mind. Care facilities also benefit by using this solution to enhance their services, improve communication and increase patient interaction.
For more information on how you or your loved one can age in place safely and securely please call 1-858-693-5545 or go to www.caregiversystems.com.
Caregiver Systems by Home Controls