Keeping Loved Ones Safe after In-Home Caregivers Leave

In-home caregivers provide a sense of security not only to your elderly relative, but to you as well. Just knowing someone is on hand in the event of an emergency makes living apart less stressful for everyone. Most seniors don’t have access to 24-hour care, however, which leaves them alone and vulnerable after dark.

One concern is fire, especially for elders who don’t hear well. A typical home smoke detector just isn’t loud enough to alert a sleeping senior to a fire, but Gentex offers a solution. Designed specifically for the hearing impaired, the Gentex 90dB Strobe Smoke Alarm emits a louder tone than most other devices. In addition, it features a 177-candela strobe to provide a visual warning. The combined alert power of these two systems gives your loved one a greater chance of escaping a fire than does a standard smoke detector. The Gentex 90dB Strobe Smoke Alarm is hard wired for maximum reliability and comes with a one-year warrantee.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, only about 25% of fires occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., but late-night fires are responsible for nearly 50% of all fire deaths. Having a reliable smoke alarm that’s able to wake your hearing-impaired loved one is the best way to prevent disaster, and it’s critical for those times when in-home caregivers can’t be there.

See: Gentex 90dB Strobe Smoke Alarm for the hearing impaired

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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