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GPS Tracking Systems Help The Elderly

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The GPS tracking technology that search and rescue teams, police, and firefighters utilize everyday to assist people in need is now available to help families and the elderly suffering from memory-related problems. GPS tracking systems, already having a proven track record of saving lives and assisting families in need, are now designed specifically for monitoring a parent or family member who may be suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's, or another form of memory-related problems. If you have a parent or family member who shows a consistent pattern of forgetful behavior, or may struggle living an independent life, a personal monitoring GPS tracking device will make your life easier and less stressful. A personal monitoring GPS tracking system is extremely valuable because it will alert you or record if an elderly person is:

  • Wandering off or lost in a familiar or unfamiliar location.
  • Safe inside or around their home.
  • Making scheduled doctor visits.

GPS tracking systems can provide certainty, safety, and security that can make the difficult road of memory-loss a little easier and less stressful for everyone involved.

SilverCloud Sync: The Recommended Senior Monitoring Solution

Find A Person, Confirm Locations Traveled, Program Geo-Fences

With a GPS elderly tracking device you will have the ability to watch Grandma or Grandpa's mobility, verify they are staying in a particular area such as home or nursing facility, and all of that information can be accessed anytime because elderly tracking systems can function and operate on a continuous basis. Another beneficial feature that elderly GPS tracking systems have is the ability to set virtual boundaries, or what is known as a "Geo-fence". When an elderly person enters or exits the virtual boundary set by family members an alert will be sent, informing family members that the GPS system has left the predetermined "safe" area. People suffering from Alzheimer's disease frequently wander away or become lost, placing themselves and others in sometimes potentially dangerous situations. The situation can be even more frightening if the elderly person becomes lost in a foreign area or large city.

GPS elderly tracking systems allow families to feel rest assured knowing that they will always be in touch with a family member or parent suffering from memory-related problems. Regardless if the GPS systems application is for additional security or health-related situations, the technology provides relief and comfort to those worried about a parent or family member. Never again will stress and anxiety cultivate from a parent not answering a phone call, or if a doctor's appointment is missed. Having the ability to receive alerts if a loved one enters or leaves a virtual-fenced area, and always having their location accessible by computer is how elderly GPS tracking systems are helping improve lives.

5 Signs of Alzheimer's

  • Problems reading, interpreting and labeling colors and contrast, or estimating distance/ depth perception.
  • Difficulty with concepts of time and place, understanding what year it is or where they are at.
  • Difficulty understanding, planning, or solving simple problems.
  • Repeating the same story over and over again.
  • Consistently misplacing or losing things.

For more information on Alzheimer's Disease or other memory-loss illnesses please visit the Alzheimer's Association or Family Doctor online.

Improving Senior Driving Safety

GPS Tracking: How Satellite Technology Is Keeping Roads Safer

The two categories of drivers that are most often times viewed as "high-risk" are teen drivers due to their inexperience, and senior drivers due to their potentially diminished physical abilities. Although both forms of driver can pose a serious concern to other motorists sharing the roadways, seniors present some of the more unique and challenging problems because they will often time continue driving well beyond the time they should hang up the keys permanently. This results in potentially dangerous situations for both other motorists and the senior driver themselves. Determining whether a senior driver needs to hang up the keys for good used to require in-depth personal investigation into driving and personal habits that could take months to assess and analyze, but senior tracking systems such as the SilverCloud GPS are making it easier for concerned family members and friends to figure out if an elderly driver needs to retire from driving.

Before a person makes the decision to use fleet tracking technology to observe whether or not a senior driver could be a liability on the road they should first observe for both warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease and warning signs of diminished driving capabilities. People interested in investigating the warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease should contact informative agencies such as the Alzheimer's Association to access educational and awareness material, but for those people who are trying to determine whether a senior driver is showing signs of diminished driving capabilities, Tracking System Direct has posted a few common warning signs associated with poor senior driving.

Helping Those Suffering

GPS Tracking Systems Can Help Those With Dementia

Many people probably have some understanding on what dementia is, but most people have no idea the impact the degenerate and debilitating disease has on families and those suffering. Dementia can not only be extremely scary for those who personally have to deal with the illness, but even those family members who find themselves in the position of having to care for their elderly loved ones. The battle is day-to-day, with some days being good and others being bad, but when the bad days do arrive they can be intense and scary. Tracking System Direct believes that it is important for people to get even a small glimpse of the impact dementia can have on family members in an effort that we can all better understand what exactly so many families have to go through on a daily basis. With someone somewhere in the world being diagnosed with dementia every 7 seconds, more needs to be done for us to understand and solve the mystery surrounding this disease that there is no cure for.

GPS Tracking Systems Offer Small Amount Of Relief

One of the scariest things that families who have someone with dementia face is their loved one wandering away or becoming lost. As depicted in the above video, the elderly Asian woman who appeared in control while she was shopping for some food for her granddaughter quickly and inexplicably became confused and disoriented after she purchased some chicken from a local market. Unable to recognize where she was, the elderly woman began begging strangers to take her home so she could feed her granddaughter. As day became night, the elderly woman's family quickly realized something was wrong and began frantically searching for their missing loved one. Although in the movie the family was able to locate the wandering grandmother who was randomly wandering near highly trafficked public streets, in real life many families are not so quick to find a missing family member. In real life people suffering from dementia sometimes are not found for hours, days or even weeks! Although technology has not brought us a cure for the terrible disease it has brought us GPS tracking and vehicle tracking technology that can at the very least help families locate and find those who are wandering.

GPS Tracking Systems & Senior Driving

Knowing When It's Time To Hang Up The Car Keys

Losing independence is a very difficult thing for any person to have to go through, but when independence can have a potentially fatal end result than the decision is easy. Many families across the United States are having to make tough decisions regarding an elderly family member's abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle. This is because news headlines are constantly showcasing stories about disoriented or confused elderly motorists swerving off the road, running through traffic signals or hitting pedestrians or other motorists. Many senior drivers no longer have the tools necessary to safely operate an automobile, but the problem has been that many families have not had the tools to discover that their elderly family member could be a dangerous driver. However, that has all changed with the advancement in real-time vehicle tracking technology with the release of the new SilverCloud tracker.

GPS Tracking Systems For Elderly Motorists

Boosting Road Safety

senior_driverGPS tracking systems, regardless of what your personal views are on the monitoring technology, have played a very influential role in promoting highway and road safety. This is because car tracking systems provide companies a way to manage the driving activity of employees, parents a covert method to observe teen driving activity to ensure a teen is not speeding and concerned family members the ability to occasionally check on senior family members to make certain that they are still capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Although when most people think of tracking devices designed for monitoring the elderly they think of portable personal tracking systems that monitor seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia, one of the most common forms of elderly tracking involves car tracking.

GPS Car Tracking: Observing Elderly Driving

Road and driver safety is something that is important to everyone because we all share the roadways, and that is why it is so critical to observe the driving habits of people who could potentially need to hang up the car keys for good. Is grandpa really losing his ability to operate a motor vehicle, or is he simply a little tired today? Is grandma getting lost in a very familiar neighborhood, or was it an isolate incident? With the help of live tracking systems such as the SilverCloud tracker, families can learn everything about a senior driver and whether or not alternative solutions need to be found to increase driver safety.

GPS Tracking Enhances Driver Safety

Vehicle Tracking System Built For Monitoring Elderly Driving

grandma_drivingAs people gracefully age into the golden years, many tasks that were once so easy can often times be challenging. There is a reason why you do not see elderly boxing champs, Olympic athletes or professional sports stars. The reason is because as people become older they lose many fine motor, gross motor and even cognitive skills. The end result can often lead to seniors struggling with tasks that at one time were performed with ease. Tasks such as driving. With the thought of grandma or grandpa operating a motor vehicle recklessly being a scary thought for many families, many people are turning to a GPS tracker that was engineered and designed to monitor the driving activity for seniors.

Live vehicle tracking systems such as the SilverCloud tracker or Senior GPS Bracelet offer concerned families the ability to observe an elderly driver operate a vehicle in real-time with the help of satellite image mapping programs and personal computer. Through the GPS monitoring process, families who have reason to believe that grandma or grandpa may be driving dangerously can remotely access driving activity live or in a historical version. The GPS data is then broken down into easy to read text reports an other formats that provide families hard evidence whether or not their senior family members are capable of safely operating a motor vehicle, or if it may be time to hang up the car keys for good.

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