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Tips and Strategies for Using BoundaryCare and Caregiver Apps

According to data from the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregivers, more than 55 million Americans are acting as caregivers for an aging, ill, or disabled loved one. In the last few years, digital health technology has advanced to meet the growing need for caregiver support. This includes innovative new digital caregiver apps to help ease the load for individuals and support the organizations that serve them and their loved ones.  

As the number of people who need caregiving continues to grow, more family members find themselves juggling the responsibilities of work, family, and the needs of loved ones they care for. The role is demanding, often requiring a significant amount of physical and mental resilience. Caregivers frequently face challenges that can lead to stress, burnout, and even health issues of their own.  

Caregiver apps are mobile or web-based applications designed to assist caregivers in their daily tasks and communication needs. These apps offer features such as remote monitoring, real-time alerts, and access to support resources, which can significantly alleviate the daily pressures faced by caregivers.

These apps help caregivers manage their time more effectively, keep track of health appointments, and monitor the health conditions of their loved ones remotely. For instance, real-time alerts can notify caregivers immediately of any urgent issues, while remote monitoring allows caregivers to ensure safety even when they’re not physically present.

Exploring BoundaryCare: An Innovative Smartwatch Solution

A simple yet powerful solution, BoundaryCare is dedicated to helping people and their caregivers with digital solutions based on smartwatch technology. Loved ones wear a watch that works independently from a phone, while sending relevant information to caregivers and administrators via our intuitive dashboard. 

BoundaryCare features are focused on monitoring specific health and fitness metrics, improving safety, and promoting the independence of each wearer.  

  • Safety features focus on fall prevention, location monitoring, and real-time updates for emergency tracking if elopement occurs. 
  • Health features set thresholds for oxygen saturation and heart rates, provide alerts for A-Fib events and monitor sleep quality and duration. 
  • Seizure detection identifies potential seizure symptoms like increased heart rates, oxygen saturation, and convulsive movements. 

Supporting Caregivers with BoundaryCare

BoundaryCare can be customized to meet the unique needs of each caregiving situation. For example, its remote monitoring capabilities allow caregivers to observe their loved ones without needing to be in the same room, providing a sense of independence for both parties. The app’s auto-answer feature can help caregivers maintain communication with their loved ones, and nudges can remind them of important tasks like medication times or appointments.

To prevent and detect falls, BoundaryCare can alert caregivers to support early intervention. This includes monitoring for both hard and soft falls and gait analysis to track any concerning changes.  

Should wandering (also known as elopement) occur, BoundaryCare alerts caregivers and increases safety. This capability is especially useful for dementia patients, autistic children, disabled individuals, and brain injury survivors.

Seizures can be a frequent occurrence, particularly for people with intellectual and developmental (IDD) disabilities. BoundaryCare can help identify seizure-like symptoms, such as increased heart-rate, drops in oxygen saturation—and now also convulsive movements (associated with tonic-clonic seizures).

BoundaryCare’s personal dashboard allows caregivers to customize alerts and reports to adapt to each unique caregiving scenario. This provides a personalized approach to both health monitoring and emergency response, resulting in more effective, efficient caregiver supports.  Caregivers can also use BoundaryCare to analyze trends in their loved one’s health and activity data, which can help in predicting and preventing potential emergencies or injuries. This proactive approach can significantly reduce the incidence of crises and enhance the caregiver’s ability to manage care effectively.  

Promoting Peace of Mind with BoundaryCare

For caregivers, support is not just about having the right tools but also about utilizing them effectively to enhance the caregiving journey and improve the quality of life for both caregivers and their loved ones. BoundaryCare plays a pivotal role in this dynamic, offering an innovative solution to help face these complex and stressful challenges. 

BoundaryCare represents the intersection of advanced smartwatch technology and compassionate caregiving. Based on Apple watch technology, the BoundaryCare solution is an ally for caregivers and organizations, promoting health and independence for the wearer and peace of mind for their caregiver.