They can acknowledge their well-being with just a push of a button. Or by doing so, they can let their loved ones know that they have taken their medication. A new development by CareRinger makes this possible. All a senior has to do is to push a button during the time of their choosing, and their loved one will know they are fine. For most seniors, this is how technology should work for them.

My mom and her dementia clock

Many seniors wish to stay in their own home for as long as they can

At 92, my mother is experiencing some memory issues. Often times, she refers to her notebook for tasks to do, and her dementia clock helps her keep time. She pays close attention to a light panel we set up for her and the message we posted there to help her remember. The message also reminds her to turn the light off afterwards.

By monitoring this light panel, we know my mother reads her message twice a day. My sister, her primary caregiver, will receive a notification alerting her otherwise. As a result, my mother enjoys the choice of staying in the comfort of her own home while her senior friends are considering moving to a senior care facility.

lightbox saying TAKE YOUR MEDICINE

Light off means peace of mind

You don’t need a fancy light panel for this application. With a smart plug, you can turn on a light near your loved ones to remind them to check-in. Some seniors might have difficulty remembering that, but are well aware of what’s happening around them. They will notice when the light is lit up. They just need to know to turn off the light to let others know they are well.



Careringer is introducing a button-light to help with this application. When it’s lit, just tap on the button to turn it off and there will be no more check-in call to answer. It offers seniors and those with hard of hearing yet another way to communicate their well-being to their loved ones without having to rely solely on their telephone for check-in calls.

Dementia-Friendly Ventura County logo

CareRinger is a Dementia-Friendly Organization

About the author: Henry is a former-telecommunications professional, now attending to the needs of elderly people. Since 2012, he has been teaching seniors about senior-friendly technologies in his local communities. He is an inventor and Founder of CareRinger and holds patents on methods applying to this service.
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