How does My Medic Watch actually work? How does it help when someone experiences a fall or a seizure? Here’
The My Medic Watch app can potentially save the life of someone who has experienced a fall or seizure. However, this does rely on having a reliable team of caregivers in place, who can respond quickly and effectively. So how do you choose the right caregivers – either for you or a loved one? #carers #nationalcarersweek #mymedicwatch
A few weeks ago, Australians celebrated National Carers Week – recognising the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or a friend. At My Medic Watch, we recognise the extremely important role that caregivers play in enabling older people to stay in their homes for longer, and maintain a sense of independence.
When a person decides to use the My Medic Watch app, one of the first step is nominating a caregiver, or a team of caregivers, who can respond should the person experience a fall or a seizure. These caregivers play an extremely important role in ensuring that the person gets the help they need. As such, it’s important to choose caregivers who are:
- Technically literate (to at least a basic degree) and are able to respond to the notifications they receive via the app.
- Responsive and reliable, and likely to carry their phone and prioritise providing assistance, or notifying the rest of the caregiving team if they are unavailable.
- Trained and informed regarding what to do should they arrive at the location of someone who has experienced a fall or seizure, and aware of the vital next steps.
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