PHILADELPHIA – PERS provider Medical Guardian has introduced an in-home system that allows caregivers to monitor seniors from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
“Our mission remains to keep seniors safe,” said Geoff Gross, Medical Guardian CEO. “This service is designed to give daily value as it relates to activity monitoring in the home.”
The package includes multiple layers of coverage. A Main Door Contact Sensor is placed at the main entrance of the home to monitor the motions of seniors while they go about their daily routine. There are also two Activity Sensors for the bathroom and kitchen. Each sensor sends alerts regarding activity levels to caregivers via web, email or SMS notifications throughout the day.
Gross said the company looked at developing a system with more sensors and features, but that would require professional installation in the home. They decided to go with a simpler platform that was tested in the home of Gross’ grandmother.
“We took a step back and went for simpler,” he said. “We think this will do the trick and we can scale from here.”
Family Guardian can also offer daily reports to the user, a feature that Gross calls “revolutionary in the industry.”
“We’re the first to have this kind of system,” said Gross. “We felt it was important to offer it in the market to give caregivers something they could access on computers or a smartphone.”
Looking ahead, Gross said Medical Guardian plans to offer additional services in the senior market, including transportation and concierge services.
“We want to be the company that clients turn to in times of need,” he said.