Caregiving Part I: Medical Guardian Serves Hard-Working Caregivers

  • November 8, 2018
Caregiving Part I: Medical Guardian Serves Hard-Working Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and although caregivers should be acknowledged year-round, this month is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of the more than 43 million Americans who care for a loved one. With longer life expectancies, declining marital rates, and smaller family sizes, caregivers are needed now more than ever. Taking care of those in need of help plays an important role in our society. We support you, and we're here to help.

At Medical Guardian, we’re proud to provide support and peace of mind to caregivers. Through our innovative life-saving products and services, we have the ability to be there for your loved one even when you cannot. Since falls and medical emergencies threaten an older adult’s ability to age independently, caregivers can use medical alert systems and online resources as tools to help ensure the health and safety of your loved ones.

Medical Alert Systems with Caregiver Benefits

According to a 2017 Project Catalyst study by AARP, 90% of older adults using a medical alert system felt safer, more independent, and relieved their family caregiver worried less about them. That same study also revealed that 85% of caregivers have greater peace of mind when their loved ones use a personal emergency response device. Learn more about our award-winning medical alert systems that cater not only to the older adult but also to the caregiver.

Freedom Guardian

Shortlisted as a finalist in the 2018 Medtech Insight Awards for Best Technological Innovation, Medical Guardian’s Freedom Guardian is the industry’s first-of-its-kind medical alert smartwatch that older adults can count on and loved ones can keep track of.

Freedom Guardian includes a complimentary mobile app and web portal where Care Circle contacts, including family members and/or caregivers, can:

  • Monitor and receive instant notifications of their loved one’s current location and location history through the watch’s GPS capabilities and satellite view.

  • Set reminders directly through the app to ensure their loved ones are preserving their health.

  • Supervise the watch’s battery to have peace of mind from knowing that their loved one is continuing to receive round-the-clock support and protection.

  • Send messages directly to their loved one on the smartwatch to check in or remind them of important upcoming events.

Learn more about Freedom’s mobile app in this short video.

Family Guardian

Family Guardian is ideal for caregivers who are concerned about a loved one’s well being in the home. Using three in-home safety sensors, it enables caregivers and family members to stay up-to-date on a loved one’s health and activity levels. Additionally, if their loved one presses their medical alert help button to request assistance, or their safety sensors detect unusual routine activity, those in their Care Circle of emergency contacts will be alerted through a complimentary application. One of the best activity monitoring medical alert systems on the market, Family Guardian adds extra layers of protection for those who need it in their home.

Medical Guardian’s Family Guardian received Today’s Caregiver Magazine 2018 Caregiver Friendly Award. This award was designed to celebrate products, services, books, and media created with caregiver needs in mind.

Utilize The Resources On The Medical Guardian Blog

The Medical Guardian blog, which has been in operation for over half a decade, was recently renamed The Art of Aging Well. We created the blog as a resource center to help older adults find useful tools and educational materials to aid older adults with aging-in-place, happily and healthily.

In addition to serving older adults, we’ve created a section on our blog dedicated for caregivers called "Caregiver Corner.” It’s in this section where we share a variety of posts that help caregivers with their day-to-day tasks and challenges—from how to tend to your own health care needs to tips on how to prevent caregiver burnout, we have it all!

Limited Time Special Offer

Let’s face it, caregivers can’t be there for their loved ones 24/7—but Medical Guardian can. In honor of National Caregivers Month, Medical Guardian is offering 2 FREE Months* of medical alert service. The special offer begins November 1st and ends November 13th. To give your loved ones immediate emergency and non-emergency assistance, call 1-800-830-4896 to get a free quote today.

**Limited time offer. For new customers only. Must purchase annual subscription term. Service availability, equipment & pricing may vary. Standard rates apply after the promotional period expires. Offer subject to change. Other restrictions apply.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Medical Guardian is a leading provider of innovative medical alert systems that empower people to live a life without limits.

KEYWORDS: caregivers, caregiving, national family caregivers month

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