Companion Care near Vista and Stroke Detection

Companion Care Vista Stroke Detector

Companion Care Near Vista Anticipates New Tool for Detecting Strokes

Often, it is notoriously difficult for family caregivers or professional companion care near Vista to tell whether a senior has had, or is having, a stroke. There are many other health issues that share symptoms with a stroke, and those symptoms are sometimes subtle to the onlooker to begin with. Developers think they have found a solution that—while rather cumbersome now—can become convenient enough to have real results and hopefully save lives.

Spotting a Stroke

One of the major signs that caregivers learn to look for to identify a stroke is irregular eye movement. While strokes always carry this sign, there are other disorders that do the same—vertigo and inner ear problems are two common ones. A highly trained doctor may be able to tell when eye irregularities indicate a stroke, but the average person has little to no chance of doing so reliably. The new solution in development would put technology to work to do the investigating, rather than an untrained responder.

Technological Help for Companion Care in San Diego County

The device currently under consideration is a pair of glasses, or goggles, that isn’t built for seeing—it’s built to look at the wearer’s eyes themselves. The goggles monitor eye movement and detect the minute but telltale signs of a stroke. The process only takes about one minute, giving doctors hope that it could save lives when fast reaction is critical.

The Future of the Stroke Detector

Ideally, the device will become fully tested (it’s had great success in small-scale trials so far) and made affordable enough to reach seniors at risk of stroke. Developers hope to link the device to a network, so that a professional in companion care in San Diego County could view the eye test results instantly on a smartphone.

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About 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 HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com 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.