Aging Parent? TruSense Can Help Aging Parents Stay in Their Homes Longer

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The best things in life are simple, time with your family and friends, planning that next vacation and dreaming about those days when you retire. If you are lucky to make it to retirement without any major health problems, give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it and it means you’ve taken great care of your health. Those years going into retirement seem amazing and freeing, you’ve got so many plans to kick back and take it easy, but something happens…you take a spill down the stairs you’ve walked up and down a million times or something more serious happens, like a stroke and you need help. You live alone, your little birdies have flown the nest and have families of their own and you are not about to impose, nor are you about to give up the home you just made a final payment on. At the same time, you don’t want anyone to worry.

What am I getting at? Millions of families are in situations just like this one with an aging loved one that wants to stay in their home and continue living the life they have lived or want to live. The problem comes when seniors start experiencing health problems that complicate “living alone”. TruSense is family friendly smart home technology for seniors that brings assurance to loved ones and helps older adults stay in their own homes longer. 

Here’s How it Works:

Its better than anything else on the market right now. Here’s why I love this! In our house, we have a few Echo dots and the Amazon Echo Plus that sits on our kitchen counter. This is a technology that is booming in interest right now and something we use daily from checking our weather, adding an item to a grocery list, playing games, music, checking facts or listening to the news on. I use my Amazon Echo or dot every single day. But how does this technology help aging seniors? 

For Concerned Family Members: This is why you need TruSense:

TruSense combines wireless sensors, Amazon Echo Dot and GPS Technology to track daily activities and health variables in your loved one’s life, while they go about their daily routine. The multi-layer system addresses the needs of the entire family – seniors, their adult children and other loved ones that worry about their well-being and safety. Using in-home sensors, TruSense is non-intrusive and does not require a wearable or pendant to deliver insights into daily activities. Who wants to wear that all the time anyway and what if you, or they forget? TruSense uses sensor and GPS technology to discern the way a person lives from time spent sleeping, in the kitchen, or getting out of the house. When a pattern shifts, TruSense notices, and updates the user and the circle of people who they’ve chosen via custom notifications. It can even notify the 24/7 emergency monitoring center through a voice integration with the Amazon Echo Dot. Now I’ve used my echo dots to “drop in” on another room. Didn’t know you could do that? Yep, you can! When my husband is down in the man cave, I “drop in” and let him know dinner is ready. So if you have an echo dot, and you use TruSense, you can drop in on your loved one and they don’t have to be near a phone, just in the same room as the echo dot.

TruSense also measures variables that can impact health and safety such as home leak detection, temperature and even vehicle and personal GPS tracking. TruSense can track caregiver visits and uses alerts and notifications based on customized user thresholds that can trigger a text or notify a 24/7 emergency response team. Is that not amazing!? 

Check out this YouTube video that showcases how this all works:

With many people embracing the Echo dot technology this is something that can easily be used within the entire family.

 Smart Technology that Goes Beyond Daily Activity

In addition to an individual’s activity, TruSense can also report how much time caregivers or other visitors spend in the home while also monitoring for comfortable home temperature, dangerous water leaks and a vehicle’s GPS. Also, should they be experiencing early stages of dementia and have a tendency to get lost or wander, through its partnership with the GPS SmartSole, if a loved one leaves the house, TruSense will report their location and send real-time alerts to caregivers on their whereabouts, providing safety and peace of mind. Not only can family members get insights from the web, phone and text, with the integration of the Amazon Echo Dot, family members can also use the Amazon Echo Dot to check up on their loved one to find out what time they woke and current room location as well as system status.

 

Emergency Response Services

TruSense does not require a wearable to deliver 24/7 emergency response. The in-home sensors operate together as a new kind of personal emergency response system (PERS). The ultimate goal is for TruSense to identify when daily activity level patterns change so family members or care workers can intervene in order to prevent emergencies from happening, or identify the development of a more serious medical condition. Loved ones or caregivers that are granted access by the family can get at-a-glance updates on activity from any device with an internet connection. TruSense has alerts when something goes wrong based on customized user thresholds that can trigger a text or phone call. Voice commands can also be used to notify the TruSense 24/7 emergency monitoring center via the Amazon Echo Dot.

Pricing: 

So you must be thinking, great with this kind of technology, it’s probably pretty pricey. Nope!

With TruSense its a $299 one-time equipment fee for the starter kit, which includes Amazon Echo Dot and then as low as $27.99/month for a 12-month subscription. TruSense also has a 60-day policy that allows you to return the hardware that has not been damaged for a full refund.  

So if you are in a situation where you have a parent who is not ready for assisted living or moving in with you, this is a more affordable option. Who would you recommend this to? 

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24 thoughts on “Aging Parent? TruSense Can Help Aging Parents Stay in Their Homes Longer

  1. I love this so much! My biggest fear in life is that I won’t be able to take care of my parents when they’re older. It’s so exciting to think that when my parents are in their twilight years, we can make sure they can live happily and safely in their own home.

  2. This is an incredible device. I’m approaching retirement soon and I may need one of these someday. We need these devices and other ways of keeping people at home. There is nothing worse than a nursing home.

  3. Amazing thing about technology! I love the concept of using GPS Tech and wireless sensors. This will be such a godsend for people who might be concerned about their parents, and it’s relatively affordable.

  4. How wonderful both these products are. I fell a few years back and crushed my ankle and broke me knee bone. I laid on the floor for 8 hours until my son arrived. This would have been such a huge help. I can’t express how awesome this would be for seniors.

  5. Aging parents are such a concern! My husbands OMA lived alone until she was 87. She fell once and luckily she had a program like that so that we were contacted! It was a life saver!

  6. I can see how beneficial this would be for families who don’t live near their aging parents. We want our parents to be as independent as possible for as long as possible so technology like this can ensure that happens.

  7. This is awesome! I LOVE that you do not have to wear anything. No one wants to have to do that! I can see this being good for other people as well such as anyone with a medical condition that normally would cause them to need in home care that wants independence! Great product! Will keep this in mind for my mother, and myself when I need it!

  8. Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I’m going to share it with my mother. My father and her are in their 60s and finally he’s going to retire. This would give me some peace of mind with them.

  9. I’d like to check this out for my mom. She’s headed into her 70s and things are definitely starting to change. Peace of mind matters, especially when you’re far away.

  10. This is awesome! I think it’s a great idea for those who have loved ones who want independence but still need assistance.

  11. Wow. Amazing. I really wish I had this when my Mom was still here with us. She passed away after a battle with cancer. Even before being diagnosed, she got to the point where she was unable to be on her own. We moved her in with us, but I still had to be out of the house to work. This would have been so wonderful to have! It’s just amazing what this thing can do. Again,…Wow!

  12. Hi Kathy, thank you for your comment and for sharing. We work with a lot of people that are in assisted living. If you would like to talk more about how we may be able to help you and your Mom, we would love to connect. Please give us a call at 855-814-6478 or send us a DM.

  13. Hi Gladys, thank you for your comment and for sharing your story. Sorry to hear you had to go through that. Please let us know if you are anyone you know might benefit from our solution. We would love to connect! Please give us a call at 855-814-6478 or send us a DM.

  14. Hi Rosey, thank you for your comment. It’s hard to care for someone when they live far away and all of the unknowns. We would love to hear more about you and your Mom, please give us a call at 855-814-6478 or send us a DM.

  15. Hi Jocelyn, thank you for your comment. We work really hard to help people age in place and maintain their independence. We would love to connect and learn more about you and your parents and how we may be able to help. Please give us a call at 855-814-6478 or send us a DM.

  16. I have had an aging parent that passed away. Oh how I miss my daddy. Brings me to tears. My mama is still doing well but as the years go by I see her aging as well. Thanks again for this insightful tool. So informative. I wasn’t aware of this until now.

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