To determine the overall effectiveness of Smartwatch apps in detecting falls, the team here at My Medic Watch
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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