Companionship for Elderly Oceanside GPS Tracking

Companionship for Elderly near Oceanside: GPS Gains Traction

GPS May Soon Help Companionship for Elderly near Oceanside Monitor Clients

Hiring companionship for elderly near Oceanside is a fantastic way to keep seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease safe while living at home. But even with a dedicated, alert caregiver in the home, there is the chance that a senior could wander out of the house and down the street, getting lost before anyone knows there is a problem. With all the technology available, isn’t it time we gained an easy, affordable way to prevent this danger?

GPS Tracking Adopted by Police

British police forces are rolling out a new plan to hand out GPS tracking devices to people in their precincts who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Police often receive calls for help from family members of these seniors when they leave their homes unattended, and they hope that the GPS devices will give them a way to quickly pinpoint where they are. Similar systems have already proven effective in U.S. cities, possibly saving the lives of seniors and saving police valuable time and resources.

Controversy over Plan

Not all British citizens are excited about the GPS tracking plan. Some are bothered by the idea of police tracking their elderly family members, seeing it as an invasion of their privacy and a blow to their dignity. However, as long as police only use the tracking information when they receive a call about a missing person, privacy issues should not be a concern.

A Great Tool for Companionship for Elderly in San Diego County

Those who work to provide companionship for elderly in San Diego County could greatly benefit from access to such GPS tracking devices. As developers work to make the system even more effective, they are also working on devices for seniors who are reluctant to wear a typical device. These alternative solutions include a tiny tracker embedded in a shoe, which could track a senior without their knowledge.

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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.

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