The Big Question
Living well is possible with an Electronic Caregiver system. You may be wondering how a medical alert system will shape your life or affect it going forward. You might even think it will hinder things. That is not the case. Whether you just got an Electronic Caregiver system or are looking into getting one, the benefits of including technology in your daily life are many.
So, what does it look like to live well?
One of the systems Electronic Caregiver offers, the Premier unit, provides protection and safety for those who are traveling or on the go. It’s a mobile handset with a wrist pendant always to have help at just the press of a button.
According to the AARP, those who are currently “living alone in their own home, many would like to stay put and aren’t planning to make changes.”
By slipping the handset into your pocket or purse as you walk out the door, you can keep going with errands and activities away from home all the time feeling secure and living well. Plus, if you need to take any medication during a lunch out, your reminder will be right by your side.
Electronic Caregiver customers are accustomed to the independence, freedom, and comfort their home provides. Using our systems also shows their optimism about their quality of life and future.
If you know what is going on with your health daily, your general health will be better. For instance, you may not have white coat syndrome when going to the doctor for a reading. Therefore, the doctor and physician can see your accurate vital numbers and readings from the blood pressure cuff, glucometer, or weight scale on the Pro Health system.
The pandemic taught all of us a lot can be done through a healthcare at home approach. Technology is available to assist you and improve your life, not to be a burden – for you, your family, or for your physician.
As the CEO of a health research company, Cytek, Sam Munakl says, “More in-home testing availability will grow into a more interconnected network of in-home diagnosis and telemedicine sessions.”
Nutrition and Fitness
An approach to living well which can be done in small, steady increments is paying attention to nutrition and physical activity. Those things are more important as people age and have an impact on their overall health.
Chronic illnesses can potentially impact diets, so making healthy food choices to match needs is essential.
“Many older adults may also have chronic diseases that can impact their quality of life and food choices,” Danielle Krueger, a program specialist for the Department of Nutrition, said. “Especially when looking at chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes that are related to the foods we choose.”
Keeping Connections for Living Well
One of the ways to live well is making sure to get out and keep up socialization and interaction with others. This could even be done as being a greeter at a store. It is good to have regular time outside the house.
As people age, they tend to lose touch with family, friends, and other social connections. But losing that connection has a negative effect on mental, emotional, and physical health. So, finding a balance in life is crucial.
Living Well for Life
At the end of the day, many items make our life simpler. There are things and technology that we can use to make it smoother and enables us to enjoy it more. Why not take advantage of what is out there? Technology, when used correctly, can be a big boost. From seeing family members, grabbing a coffee, and taking a hike, there’s a lot of life to live, so live it well!
“In general, older adults care more about being able to stay independent and go about their daily activities than simply extending life expectancy without quality of life,” said Nuno Mendonça, a researcher in diets on aging persons.
Combining everything, there is a much greater chance that you will age your way!