Around the world, there are 50 million people who suffer from dementia. A whopping 90% of them will get lost, and 60% of them will repeatedly wander around. That's why Beatrice Health LLC developed BoundaryCare, which is the first app that caregivers can use from an Apple Watch that can monitor a patient's whereabouts.
Tracking Alzheimer's Patients
The idea is both simple, but also powerful. BoundaryCare uses geo-fencing technology, which lets caregivers designate certain safe-zones, including areas like your home or their nursing facility. These safe-zones are areas where your loved ones can move around freely.
The Apple Watch will provide the caregiver with scheduled updates regarding the patient's location. If they go beyond the safe-zone, a notification will be sent from the Apple Watch to the caregiver's iPhone so they can move immediately.
Caregivers could quickly check the status of their loved ones with a glance through an easy-to-read dashboard with the patients' location on the map, whether they are in or out of the designated safe-zones. The dashboard will also show whether the patient's watch is connected to a network, as well as whether the battery is low or still sufficient.
With just a few clicks, caregivers can also add other members of the family or even some friends to the caregiver group, which will allow everyone to get updates and have immediate action in urgent situations.
This is essential as the more people there are in the group, the easier it is to locate a patient faster.
Providing Real-Time and Scheduled Updates
BoundaryCare offers real-time updates to your loved one's location from their Apple Watch, so the caregiver who is closest to the patient could track them easily and much faster.
Beatrice Health's BoundaryCare is the first and the only app that provides geofencing as well as location notifications via Apple Watch. Since many people already have Apple products, BoundaryCare is a high-quality but cost-effective alternative to the more expensive devices dedicated for such situations.
The app is also the only solution because it allows the safe-zones to be configured into complex shapes as well as itineraries, which is essential when the patient is still allowed to drive or visit a few places as a part of their routine each day.
This also gives caregivers more customization with the movement of their loved ones.
Tracking our loved ones is especially important during these trying times as older people are more susceptible to getting the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, and it is vital to keep them inside for their safety.
Essential During the Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, BoundaryCare is offering a two-week trial for free. After the free trial, the monthly subscription is $14.99.
For those who want to give it a try, it is available on the Apple App Store on their iOS devices. For more information, including the technical requirements, you can visit BoundaryCare's official website or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beatrice Health LLC is located at Northfield, Minnesota, and is dedicated to providing health-focused technology, specializing in apps for Apple Watch and iPhones.