My name is Carol Roberts and I have been using the GrandCare System for my mother since February of 2006. In late 2005, my mom started experiencing Petit Mal Seizures during the night. The after effect would be disorientation and confusion, which worried our family and her doctors. We were advised that her only option was assisted living. Mom found that idea to be absolutely abhorrent. She was physically fit, mentally acute and a fiercely independent person. Mom was the one that found GrandCare Systems online back in late 2005 and we decided to give it a shot and see if it might help us to keep her home for a little bit longer, although we had no idea it would be 6+ years longer.
In February of 2006, 2 GrandCare team members flew into Daytona Beach to install the GrandCare System, a series of motion sensors, door sensors and action alert buttons. It was so simple for me to log in from my home computer and view the motion graphs, and set up alert parameters. I opted to receive alert phone calls if the front door opened during the night or if wandering motion was detected (a symptom of the seizures). The GrandCare staff even volunteered to be “on call” for me if I was unable to take the phone call.
GrandCare has the ability to grow with you. We upgraded mom to an Interactive touchscreen and added the blood pressure device recently. GrandCare has kept me on top of mom’s overall wellness. I recently noticed that mom’s sleeping patterns were irregular, she was agitated and exhibiting signs of sundowners. I took her vital charts and the motion graphs to the doctor consultation to figure out the problem. Thanks to the information that GrandCare had collected, the doctor saw that the time frame of the changes was at the same time he had altered her medications. He made a few changes and she started sleeping better, was in a better mood and was more mentally acute.
The GrandCare System saved our lives! Mom got to keep her independence, I got to live my own life and with some “peace of mind”. I am proud to report that 6 years later, we are still actively using and relying on our GrandCare System. The average cost of assisted living in Daytona Beach is around $3200. The GrandCare System has already saved us about $230,000 and still counting.
Mom and I consider the folks at GrandCare as a part of our extended family. They truly care about us, the quality system they provide and are genuinely good people. I highly recommend them and the GrandCare System.
Daytona Beach Florida
Watch the 2010 CBS Early Show Interview on Jean & Carol using GrandCare here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/05/earlyshow/leisure/gamesgadgetsgizmos/main6745504.shtml