Healthcare Facilities & Alzheimer's GPS Tracking
There are 77,702,865 Baby Boomers--those born 1946-1964.
An estimated 4.5 to 5 million Americans have Alzheimer´s, more than double since 1980. 1 in 10 Americans say they have a family member with Alzheimer´s, and 1 in 3 know someone with the disease.
With the increasing number of cases of Alzheimer´s, real-time gps tracking devices have become a necessary tool for both in-home caregivers and nursing homes alike. Without a gps tracking device for the patient with Alzheimer´s, the chances of finding a wandering patient or loved one in a short period of time become very small.
Every day, we get calls from caregivers asking for ways to more closely monitor the whereabouts of an Alzheimer patient. We have sold and had many success stories of a real-time gps tracking device for Alzheimer patients who have wandered off the premises only to be quickly found by using the gps tracking software provided by Global Tracking Group. In some cases, although in the beginning stages, many caregivers hope to have their loved one continue with everyday activities such as driving to the store or running errands. By outfitting their vehicle with a gps tracking device, the spouse or caregiver can be assured that the driver get to the right location, and should memory loss occur, finding the vehicle an easy task. Easy to use tools within the mapping application such as GeoFences, SOS alerts, and reporting further enhance the experience for the spouse or caregiver as well as provide more effective ways to use the personal gps tracking device.
With the rising cost of nursing home care for an Alzheimer patient, it is necessary to care for the patient at home. While at some point the patient will need round the clock care, the use of a gps tracking device will enable the patient to stay in the comfort of their own home, with those that love them, longer and more safely.