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Glowcaps medication reminder

glowcapGlowcaps medication reminder works on the AT&T Mobile Broadband network. The cap provides light and sound notification and will send a text or dial your home phone if the medication is not taken. A plug-in reminder light works in tandem with the cap, glows as a reminder, and sends updates to caregivers. The inside of the glowcap has a button that can be used to send refill notices to the pharmacy.

Glowcap Website

Bathroom hygiene reach extenders

wipe wand

These products are designed for people who may experience limited mobility and range of motion, and would like more independence in their hygiene routines.

Products such as this can vary in functionality and have multiple uses.  To find the product that would work best for the person you support check here:

Bidet (portable, toilet or toilet seat attachment)

 

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A bidet is a plumbing fixture that is used to clean the genitals after using the toilet or as needed. A bidet can be installed as a separate unit or added to the existing toilet as an attachment. Travel bidets are portable and can be used in the home or community.

 

 

Telehealth devices

BloodPressure

Telehealth devices can be used to track different aspects of health and collect data over time. This data can then be sent to a remote caregiver or directly to a person’s primary care physician. Telehealth devices can also remind a user to do a health-related task, such as taking his blood pressure.

Visit the websites below to research telehealth options:

Sensors (purchasing from a vendor)

Sensors are available for rent or purchase as part of a remote monitoring service through nationwide vendors.

The types and function of the sensors include:

  • Contact sensors that can be used to detect when a door, window, cabinet or drawer are opened
  • Motion sensors that detect movement in a room
  • Pressure sensors that detect when someone is in a bed or chair
  • Moisture sensors that detect when a person experiences incontinence
  • Toilet flush sensors to detect a person’s use of the bathroom

Contact the individual vendor or visit their website for more information.