What do you do if you have an elderly loved one and they need assistance? Well, if you’re not around to help them you might spend a lot of time worrying about this. If you have an app set up like the 5-Star system from GreatCall.com you can relax a little bit and rest assured that your Grandmother will get the help she needs and you’ll be notified as soon as it happens.
Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, went to the International CES conference back in January to check out the latest in digital health tools and services. While there he chatted with Krijn van der Raadt from Great Call about their 5-Star service. It’s a service that gives seniors living independently peace of mind with a connected app and phone program that can call for help when they need it. Now they can live alone while being monitored from afar using Great Call 5-Star.
The folks at Great Call also offer Link, a unique service that allows your beloved family member to setup updates to you about their status, including any times they’ve called for assistance. Your smartphone or tablet connects to the Great Call Link app so you can find out what’s going on right when it happens, no matter where you are. This is perfect for family members who live at a distance from their loved ones.
Check out the 5-Star system from Great Call and the Link app over at GreatCall.com.
Check out the additional coverage from CES this year over at our partner network, TPN.tv (Tech Podcast Network).
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