Emergency Care When & Where You Need It with mPERS

by Admin 28. July 2014 02:20


Mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems
(mPERS) have grown in popularity among caregivers and
older adults who wish to age in place. The topic of aging in place is especially relevant as the average life expectancy for Americans continues to grow and more older adults express a desire to remain in their homes as long as possible.

 

One of the challenges is finding products and services that help with aging in place. 

 

The eResponder mobile PERS unit is one of those products.

 

Simple, Small & Shower-Safe

 

eResponder is a small, lightweight mobile PERS device that allows users to connect with emergency care specialists at any time by simply pressing a button.   

 

The eResponder stands apart from other mobile PERS devices due to its unique combination of small size, light weight, two-way voice capability, long battery life, and the fact that it is shower-safe. The eResponder features a rechargeable battery which can last up to two months on a single charge. eResponder works both at home and away from home, anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular phone coverage.

 

The eResponder enables the user to get help if needed, as well as assists in giving peace of mind to their caregivers.

 

According to AARP:

 

Personal emergency alert devices can help older adults to remain independent and in their own homes. The devices also are reassuring to adult children who know that if an aging parent suffers a fall or, worse, a stroke or heart attack, immediate help and medical attention will be summoned.



Peace of Mind in the Palm of Your Hand

 

While landline-based PERS solutions only work in and around the home, eResponder mobile PERS does not require a landline or base station, and it works anywhere there is T-Mobile coverage: at home, out running errands, and when traveling across the country. 

 

eResponder quickly connects users to emergency care specialists at the press of a button, and it enables two-way voice communication between the user and specialist.  The specialist speaks with the user and can send emergency responders or loved ones, depending on what is needed. If the user does not know where they are, specialists can connect the user’s eResponder to 911 operators, who locate the user with U-TDOA and send help.

 

With eResponder’s convenient, simple-to-use design, this particular mPERS device is helping seniors stay independent and in their homes longer.

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system that enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 

 

Increased Independence with Mobile PERS Devices

by Admin 14. July 2014 10:49

Over the past decade, we have seen an increase in the number of Baby Boomers utilizing mobile personal emergency response systems (PERS). 

 

The increased use of mobile PERS devices by older adults is indicative of a generation who is focused on aging in place. Mobile PERS devices, such as eResponder, help older adults live independently and stay mobile for longer by allowing users to access help wherever and whenever they need it, with just the push of a button.

 

Saying ‘Goodbye’ to Landlines

 

Mobile PERS devices are also growing in popularity as more people get rid of their landline telephones. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 4 in 10 American households only use wireless technology. 

 

Unlike older personal emergency response systems that required landline phone connections and only worked in and around the home, mobile PERS enable seniors without landline phones to have fast access to help.  

 

eResponder also enables users to travel down the street and across the country and still have the same ability to get help in an emergency, anywhere they go within T-Mobile’s coverage area. 

 

eResponder and the Mobile PERS Trend

 

eResponder was designed around user feedback.  We listened to users who were looking for a simple device that is very small and lightweight, has long battery life, and allows the user to get help when they are away from home.

 

As a result, eResponder has just one button to press to connect with emergency care specialists anytime.  eResponder is also very small and lightweight at just 1.2 oz., and it is shower-safe.  

 

eResponder has up to 2 months of battery life between charges. Users and caregivers can receive low battery alerts by email and text message.  Emergency care specialists also call users when the battery needs to be charged.  

 

In addition, eResponder works at home and away, wherever the user goes where there is T-Mobile coverage.

 

With these features, eResponder offers a simple, lightweight, effective solution that offers peace of mind to users and their caregivers.

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system that enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 



Mobile PERS and Caregivers

by Admin 1. July 2014 12:01

As the population of Baby Boomers continues to increase, more adult children of Boomers are beginning to research various ways to help their parents live independently longer.

 

More Baby Boomers Than Ever Before

 

According to a report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, it is estimated that there are more than 43 million caregivers age 18 and over, or 19 percent of all adults, who provide unpaid care to an adult family member or friend who is at least 50 years or older. 

 

Of these caregivers, some are caregivers/parents to young children as well as caregiver to an older, aging parent. Many caregivers also hold down full time jobs in addition to being a caregiver.  Further complicating the situation is geography, as many adult children caregivers do not live within easy driving distance of an older parent.

 

Mobile PERS – Helping Older Adults Maintain Independence Longer

 

While some older adults are unable to take care of themselves and require the full assistance of a nursing facility, there is a growing trend among Baby Boomers who are maintaining independent lifestyles well into their 80s. 

 

Aging Boomers still want the security of knowing that help is not far away (should they require it); yet, they don’t want to feel restricted or tied down to their homes should they want to travel or run errands. On the other hand, caregivers seek peace of mind in knowing that their parents can get help when caregivers are not around. This is where mobile personal emergency response systems (PERS) come in.

 

Not only do mobile PERS devices such as eResponder offer users fast access to emergency assistance wherever the user goes in the US with T-Mobile coverage, eResponder also alerts caregivers (via text alerts or email alerts) if the PERS device needs to be charged. Caregivers also receive phone calls from care specialists if the user experiences an emergency.   

 

In non-emergency situations, emergency care specialists can also call nearby caregivers and loved ones to help the user.

 

Users benefit from eResponder’s lightweight and shower-safe design, simplicity of use and fast connection to emergency care specialists.

 

eResponder helps to keep caregivers and loved ones connected while providing access to emergency care assistance. 

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system that enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 

 

The Important Role of Caregivers in the Aging Process

by Admin 20. June 2014 17:06

Close to 90 percent of people ages 65 and above want to stay in their homes as long as possible, according to AARP. As a caregiver of an aging family member, this can present challenges as you worry about your loved one living alone.

 

Mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), such as eResponder, can offer peace of mind for caregivers and aging adults alike. Small, shower-safe and simple to use, eResponder enables users to quickly call for help with the press of a button, anywhere they go in the US where there is T-Mobile coverage.  

 

The Caregiver Dilemma; How Mobile PERS are Helping

 

As the population of Baby Boomers continues to increase, family caregivers are finding themselves in a multi-tasking position. Most family caregivers fall between the ages of 30 – 45 and have young families of their own. Many family caregivers do not live with those they care for. This presents a challenge as the majority of older adults prefer to age in place.  Caregivers can be notified if their loved one uses eResponder to call for help. In addition, caregivers can help remind their loved one to charge their eResponder. Caregivers can receive email and text message alerts letting them know when their loved one’s eResponder battery is low. 

 

eResponder has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months per charge, and eResponder is shower-safe so users can keep it close at hand. When the eResponder user presses the button, they are connected with an emergency care specialist who can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what assistance is needed. If users are unsure of their location, care specialists can connect the users’ eResponder to 911 operators, who can locate the user with U-TDOA location technology and dispatch help. 

 

With mobile PERS such as eResponder, older adults can continue to live on their own and travel freely, knowing that help is only the press of a button away.  Caregivers can also feel more confident when their loved ones have a mobile PERS system, because they’ll know that their loved one can get help if needed.

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system that enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 

 

 

 

Caring For Older Parents: Useful Tools for Caregivers

by Admin 3. June 2014 13:58

woman with eResponderThe AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) developed a multi-part study to understand the  preferences by older adults. Among their findings, they found that for seniors:

 

  • Personal safety is an increasing concern for family caregivers.
  • Adults ages 65 and older are more likely to say they want to live in their current home and community. 

 

Mobile PERS Devices As Useful Tools for Seniors Living Alone

 

Mobile personal emergency response systems (PERS), like eResponder, are helping to give seniors and their caregivers peace of mind. For caregivers, mobile PERS devices helps them care for loved ones. 

 

eResponder enables the user to connect quickly to a UL-certified emergency care specialist 24/7 anywhere the user goes in the US with T-Mobile coverage. Care specialists can talk with the user through the two-way voice capability built into the device. Specialists get the user help as needed from loved ones or emergency services.

 

Because of its lightweight design and small size, eResponder is easy to carry wherever users go, even in the shower.

 

In addition, eResponder’s rechargeable battery lasts up to two months per charge, longer than other mobile personal emergency response systems.

 

During the setup of the device, users and caregivers can provide important information about the user to assist first responders during an emergency. Below are some examples of information the user can provide: 

 

  • Lockbox codes/key codes to apartment buildings
  • Hospital preferences
  • Phone numbers/names of caregivers, family and/or friends of the user

 

Caring for Older Parents At Home

 

Caring for an elderly parent who is living alone at home is becoming more commonplace. Having the aid of a mobile PERS device can offer peace of mind with the reassurance that loved ones will receive medical assistance fast when needed.

 

Caregivers will be notified by care specialists if the user has an emergency, and caregivers can also receive email and text alerts when the eResponder battery needs to be charged.

 

Individuals who use mobile PERS devices, as well as their caregivers, can take comfort in the fact that they are never alone, and help is only the push of a button away.

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system which enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 

How Mobile PERS Make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Older Adults

by Admin 23. May 2014 12:05

 

Today’s baby boomers are more active than older adults of the past. They are traveling more, and many are well-acquainted with digital technology and mobile devices. In addition, most boomers have one thing in common: their desire to continue to live independently as long as possible.

 

In fact, a recent report by MetLife Mature Market Institute revealed that a number of policies and services have popped up over the last several years in response to the growing interest in aging in place. 

 

On the other side of this are the caregivers – the adult children of baby boomers. Adult children often support their parents’ decision of wanting to age at home. However, they worry about those times when they can’t get over to check on a parent.

 

What if my mom falls at home in the middle of the night? What if something happens, and no one is there with her? Will she be able to reach me? Will she be able to get the help that she might need?

 

Adult children/caregivers want the reassurance that their parent will be able to reach help if they need to, and that the adult children or caregivers are able to know where their parents/loved ones are if a situation arises.

 

Peace of Mind for Older Adults

Mobile PERS devices, like eResponder, offer older adults peace of mind by providing a fast way to access help in an emergency. Mobile PERS help support an active, independent lifestyle while giving the user access to the emergency support that he/she may need.  If an eResponder user is in need of help, he/she can speak to an emergency care specialist with just the push of a single button.

 

For the caregivers, mobile PERS offer peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones can get help quickly if needed, and caregivers will be notified if their loved one has an emergency.

 

As time goes on and the desire by older adults to age in place increases, mobile PERS devices, like eResponder, will continue to impact how we view eldercare and the aging process. 

 

At Securus, we are proud to support older Americans as well as the caregivers who work so hard to care for parents, sibling and other relatives. 

 

This May, we encourage you to read more about Older Americans Month. Also, look for additional articles from Securus regarding aging adults, senior safety tips, and ways in which mobile PERS help aging adults lead longer, healthier, independent lives.

 

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system which enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 

 

 

Identifying Caregivers; Helping Them Care Safer, Smarter with Mobile PERS

by Admin 13. May 2014 17:24

When you think of the word “caregiver,” what is the first thing you think of? Who is it you see? 

 

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), in 2008, there were an estimated 65.7 million Americans (or 29% of the U.S. adult population, involving 31% of all U.S. households) who served as family caregivers. Since then, this number has continued to grow as the number of Baby Boomers continues to increase.

 

Who Are The Caregivers?

 

The U.S. Census Bureau identifies caregivers as ranging from grandparents who live with and care for grandchildren, to children and teens who serve as caregivers for sick siblings, parents or aging relatives, to older people who care for other older adults. 

 

Of these caregivers, most are working parents who not only care for children of their own; they also care for an older adult/parent. In fact, the NAC reports that of the adult caregivers, the average age of a caregiver is roughly 49 years old while the average age of the care recipient is between 66 and 69 years old (approximately).

 

Assisting Caregivers; Maintaining Independence in Older Adults

 

Many older adults receiving care would like to remain independent for as long as possible, but they and their caregivers may have concerns about reduced mobility and safety issues when caregivers cannot be with their loved ones.  Mobile personal emergency response systems (PERS) like eResponder give users the ability to quickly connect to help wherever they go, offering peace of mind to both users and caregivers.

 

eResponder is a mobile PERS that allows users to have fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the U.S. where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Users can speak with care specialists 24/7 (even in the shower), and care specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If a user needs to be located in an emergency, care specialists can connect the user’s eResponder device to 911, and 911 operators can locate the user with U-TDOA technology and dispatch help.

 

Benefits of Mobile PERS to Caregivers & Older Adults

 

Older adults benefit from mobile PERS devices like eResponder because the devices offer them freedom of mobility to travel where they want, when they want, while still affording users the convenience and security of knowing that help is just a button-push away.

 

Caregivers benefit from eResponder because it enables them to have peace of mind that their loved ones can get help quickly, even when they are alone. Care specialists also notify users’ emergency contacts in the event of an emergency, which keeps caregivers updated about their loved ones.

 

At Securus, we are proud to support older Americans as well as the caregivers who work so hard to care for parents, siblings and other relatives. 

 

This May, we encourage you to read more about Older Americans Month. Also, look for additional articles from Securus regarding aging adults, senior safety tips, and ways in which mobile PERS help aging adults lead longer, healthier, independent lives.

 

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system which enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 



Celebrating Aging Adults - May 2014 is Older Americans Month

by Admin 5. May 2014 15:25

Each May since 1963, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) sponsors “Older Americans Month”. This is an opportunity to recognize the contributions and value that older Americans have contributed to our society. It is also an opportunity for people across the U.S. to demonstrate a unified commitment towards helping aging generations stay healthy and active.

 

Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.

 

Each year, Older Americans Month follows a theme. This year’s theme is “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.” The theme places a focus on injury prevention and safety for aging Americans so that they may remain as active and independent for as long as possible. 

 

Accidental injuries, such as falls, continue to be the leading cause of serious injuries (and deaths) among older adults. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) estimates that more than 21,700 older adults die from falls each year, and every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury.

 

Playing a Part in Increased Senior Safety

 

We, at Securus, support older generations of Americans by providing mobile personal emergency response systems (PERS), such as eResponder. Mobile PERS, like eResponder, enable aging adults to maintain independent lives for longer, from the comfort of their own homes.

 

In situations where older adults live at home alone or find themselves in a predicament outside of the home, having a mobile PERS device can help them receive necessary medical attention faster.

 

Because eResponder is portable and cellular, users have fast access to help anywhere in the U.S. where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Users can speak with emergency care specialists 24/7, even in the shower, and specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed.  If users do not know their location, specialists can connect them directly to 911 operators, who can utilize U-TDOA location technology to locate the user and dispatch help. 

 

eResponder’s rechargeable battery lasts up to 2 months between charging, and users and caregivers both receive alerts when the battery is low.

 

Aging adults can live independently and travel freely with peace of mind, knowing that help is just a button-push away.

 

At Securus, we are proud to support older Americans as well as the caregivers who work so hard to care for parents, sibling and other relatives. 

 

This May, we encourage you to read more about Older Americans Month. Also, look for additional articles from Securus regarding aging adults, senior safety tips, and ways in which mobile PERS help aging adults lead longer, healthier, independent lives.

 

 

eResponder is a very small, lightweight, and comfortable-to-wear mobile personal emergency response system which enables users to break free from landline-based systems that only work in and around the home. 

 

Simple to use, compact, and shower-safe, the eResponder features 2-way voice communication and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 months on a single charge. eResponder allows seniors to live independently while having fast access to emergency care specialists anywhere in the US where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage. Specialists can send emergency personnel or loved ones to the user, depending on what is needed. If users need to be located, emergency care specialists can connect them to 911 to utilize U-TDOA location technology. Seniors now have the ability to get help anytime at the press of a button, at home and away from home. 

 

Improving Long Distance Caregiving: eCare+Voice

by Admin 28. April 2014 12:24

Today, many people in their 30s and 40s are entering into the role of caregiver, both for their children as well as for their older parents. In some cases, playing the part of caregiver isn’t easy, as many of these soon-to-be caregivers find themselves separated from their parents by distance. 

 

Mobile personal emergency response systems with GPS technology, like eCare+Voice, are helping to improve long distance caregiving, however, by allowing caregivers to keep an eye on their older loved ones, anywhere users go in the United States where there is T-Mobile cellular coverage.

 

GPS tracking technology in devices like the eCare+Voice enables older adults to continue living independently while giving their adult children the option to locate them anytime.

 

eCare+Voice also provides reassurance for long distance caregivers by offering users fast access to trained emergency care specialists 24/7 via two-way voice communication, which enables emergency care specialists to talk directly to the person in need.

 

Long Distance Caregivers & Older Loved Ones

 

As time goes on, the need for long distance caregiving will continue to grow as the number of people living over the age 65 continues to increase. Today, long distance caregiving covers a broad spectrum of care, whether the situation involves one relative who lives in the area of an older family member, a hired home help aide, or the combined use of a home help aide and a product like the eCare+ Voice. As the National Institute on Aging (NIA) states, 

 

What is long-distance caregiving? It can be helping Aunt Lilly sort through her medical bills or thinking about how to make the most of a weekend visit with Mom. It can include checking the references of an aide who's been hired to help your grandfather or trying to take the pressure off your sister who lives in the same town as both your aging parents and her aging in-laws.

 

Aging at Home; Maintaining One’s Independence

 

For many older adults who are entering into their golden years, aging is no longer a term necessarily associated with nursing homes or medical facilities. Rather, because of products like the eCare+Voice, many older adults have the confidence to maintain independent lifestyles for longer than ever before. 

 

eCare+Voice: This lightweight, water-resistant product was created for your loved ones who may need emergency assistance at the push of a button. Emergency specialists and caregivers can also utilize Securus’s trusted GPS technology to pinpoint the wearer's location in the event of wandering and disorientation. Click here to find out how eCare+Voice can be there for you and your family.

 

Protect Your Business With eZoom GPS Tracker

by Admin 10. April 2014 14:48

eZoom is a versatile GPS tracking device that offers reliable tracking for a multitude of situations, from the ability to keep an eye on small children to locating lost or stolen personal property. But what can eZoom offer business owners who own a fleet of vehicles? 

Dependable GPS Tracking for Businesses

 

Companies today are more mobile than ever before, and business owners are putting their trust (and their dollars) into owning several business-related vehicles that they, or their employees, drive to and from customer/client appointments. Oftentimes, these vehicles contain expensive equipment, tools, accessories and even confidential paperwork as they function not only as transportation but as mobile showrooms. Therefore, losing a vehicle can be extremely costly to a business.

 

eZoom offers dependable GPS fleet tracking online, with the mobile app or by text message anywhere within T-Mobile coverage areas, which can help put a business owner at ease.

 

In addition, eZoom is also equipped with an S.O.S. button, which employees can use if they ever need to quickly alert you to their location.

 

24/7 GPS Fleet Tracking Coverage

 

eZoom works overtime to help you know where your company vehicles are at all times. Set up Safe Spots and receive alerts whenever one of your vehicles enters or leaves different locations.  You can also remotely arm eZoom with the mobile app, which sets up an instant SafeSpot around the vehicle and alerts you if it leaves that location.

 

eZoom is just 3 ounces and is lightweight, waterproof and durable. eZoom’s rechargeable battery lasts three to 21 days on a single charge, depending on how often it is used.

 

Business owners can use eZoom to improve ROI by tracking metrics such as:

 

  • Time spent in traffic
  • Travel routes that employees take
  • Time it takes to get from one location to another
  • And More!

 

Click here to learn more about what eZoom can do for your business or contact Securus today at 1-866-989-7768.

 

 

eZoom: Perfect for personal or commercial use, the eZoom GPS locator is a waterproof multi-functional product that allows you to keep track of what's most important in your life. Whether it's keeping your teen driver safe, having peace of mind knowing where your children are, monitoring your fleet vehicles or your assets, eZoom is there to keep you informed every step of the way. To learn more about how eZoom can be there for you, please click here