You’re definitely not alone if you’re worried about your parents as they age. According to a Senior Helpers survey, 30% of respondents indicated they worry more about their parents’ health than their own, and a quarter reported that thinking about their parents’ future living situation made them anxious. It’s no wonder: assisted living is notoriously expensive, while aging in place has its own challenges, including a growing shortage of home health aides.
Fortunately, Fellowship Connected Living Powered by Livindi offers families a new way to stay connected. And it gives adult children the ability to track their parents’ health and wellbeing from a distance. Here’s how this smart technology can provide the peace of mind you’ve been searching for.
- Take Medical Scheduling off Your To-Do List
One of the most powerful features of Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi is the Personal Health Navigator. If you’re struggling to keep track of all your parents’ medical appointments, or just don’t have the time to wait on hold to schedule them, this is a game-changer. The Personal Health Navigator is available via a user-friendly app. They can connect your parents directly with medical professionals and coordinate all their care needs. The Personal Health Navigator also serves as an advocate, lightening the load you’ve been carrying and freeing you to focus on the people you love.
- Stop Worrying About Their Meds
Do your parents struggle to keep track of their medications? One study found only 50% of older patients adhere to their medication plan. Missing doses can wreak havoc on their bodies, so compliance is crucial. Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi lets you automate medication reminders via the app for your parents, so they’ll know what to take and when. This feature helps your parents maintain their independence while providing you peace of mind that they’re taking their meds properly.
- Let Someone Else do the Driving
If you’re a member of the sandwich generation, you probably spend a lot of time in the car. Between getting the kids to soccer practice and getting your parents to the cardiologist, you’re wearing your chauffeur hat for hours a day. Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi can ease the burden by helping your parents arrange for transportation to their appointments. There’s also a robust telehealth option, so your parents can have virtual visits with physicians for even greater convenience. In addition to saving money on gas, you’ll get to relax and stop worrying about your parents driving.
- Non-intrusive Monitoring
Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi includes three passive, non-intrusive sensors for your parents’ home. The sensors provide real-time information about the environment in the home as well as your parents’ movements. Worried about dad wandering? Place a sensor on the door. Do you wonder if they’re eating properly? A sensor on the refrigerator can let you know if they’re using it. You can monitor their environment to know if the heat is working or the room is too cold. If the sensor registers something out of the ordinary, you’ll receive an alert on your phone. This technology provides the best of both worlds: continued freedom for your parents and peace of mind for you.
- Stay Connected as a Family
Whether you live around the corner or across the country, Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi helps keep your entire family close. The touchscreen tablet makes it easy for your parents to video chat with anyone anytime, so they can enjoy your company even when you can’t be in the room. It’s an incredible way to foster deeper connections with grandchildren. You can “pop in” regularly for a chat, and a check-in, whenever you like. It’s the ideal way to communicate as often as you like. You can also share videos and photos with one another.
On the app, you and your siblings can stay connected and involved in all care decisions. For busy members of the sandwich generation, Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi and technology saves you time, so you can spend it connecting with your parents instead of coordinating their care. And the added peace of mind? That’s how you begin to take of yourself, too. It’s priceless.
Ready to help your loved ones live more independently while maintaining your own peace of mind? Call us at 908-580-3849 or visit our website to learn more. A freer, more connected life awaits your parents.