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GPS Tracking Systems Help The Elderly

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 GPS: The Recommended Senior Monitoring Solution

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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.

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.

Will GPS Tracking Keep The Elderly Safe?

81 Year-Old Woman Found Frozen To Death

Elderly_CoupleAn elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's Disease wandered away from her home at some point late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and froze to death in the street. The woman, who was wearing nothing but her night gown, was found by local Cartierville police at 7:00 a.m. where she was quickly pronounced dead on the scene. Suffering from a degenerative mental illness, the woman entered the -20 degree temperatures and could not find her way back home before the weather was able to do it's damage. Sadly, wandering and becoming lost is a very common characteristic of people suffering Alzheimer's Disease, and that is why many people have been discussing a mandate that would require sufferers of the disease to wear GPS tracking systems.

The woman's son, who was sleeping in the next room, noticed his mother was missing shortly after 4:00a.m. At that point he began to search for her for approximately one hour before phoning local law enforcement to report her missing. By the time police were able to locate the woman she was already dead. However, what if she was wearing a GPS tracking system? What if her whereabouts could have been accessed in seconds via the tracking system technology?

GPS tracking systems allow caregivers the ability to find patients suffering with Alzheimer's Disease with only a few clicks of a mouse. The real-time tracking system data is accessible online, and the GPS systems allow caregivers to set up virtual boundaries around a patient's house or care facility, allowing caregivers to be notified by phone if the patient leaves or enters the area. There is a great stress and burden many caregivers feel monitoring people suffering with Alzheimer's because of the wandering tendencies, but GPS tracking systems may be able to relieve some of that stress by providing additional security and peace-of-mind.

Vehicle Tracking Helps Seniors

GPS Technology Promotes Safety

older_driverGPS tracking systems have been found to have amazing results when used on senior citizen's automobiles.  Every year statistics have shown that our senior citizens are having major problems driving. Being considered high-risk drivers, seniors over the age of 65 find themselves involved in a high-rate of auto accidents and fender benders. GPS tracking system devices provide senior drivers and their family members an avenue to improve safety and monitor driving.

Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other physical aliments/problems are serious disabilities affecting many of our seniors. These conditions can have an enormous negative impact on a senior's driving capabilities. By using GPS tracking systems on our senior's automobiles we can find out with certainty if their physical or mental condition is having an effect on their driving habits. GPS tracking systems can alert family members if a senior relative is excessively speeding, driving to slow, engaging in repetitious driving habits such as circling around a particular area a great deal, or is simply lost and of need assistance. With the help of GPS tracking system technology people can now detect and decide if it is time for our elders to hang up the car keys, or feel confident with them sharing the roadways with everyone safely.

Victoria Tracking System Designed For Elderly

seniorSadly, for many people with age comes memory-loss, and with that memory-loss can come less independence. Many families have to deal with the stress and struggles of having an elderly family member battling anything from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, to occasional forgetfulness. Anybody who has felt the panic and anxiety after an elderly family member became lost for hours or days understands how devastating and intense the situation can be. One of the main problems with elderly persons battling memory-loss is that they can easily fall into a haze or state of confusion then lead functional, normal lives the next moment. With the pendulum swings coming at unexpected times, many families are finding a sense of relief in a GPS tracking system simply known as the Victoria.

Victoria Gives Independence

GPS tracking systems offer families who have a member suffering with memory-loss the comfort that their elderly loved one(s) will never become lost. When an elderly person suffering from memory-loss falls into a state of confusion they can be a danger to themselves or others, leaving a family scared and panicked. However, many families are now turning to GPS tracking system devices to alleviate their fears in two ways.