It can be hard to watch the frustration of your loved ones as their age starts to affect their memory. Seniors who are used to living an active and independent life can struggle in particular, when disability, dementia or other difficulties begin to impact their routines.
Fortunately, innovations in technology have led to the development of helpful gadgets and tools that can benefit the elderly and raise their level of independence. Let's talk more about one such invention called Reminder Rosie and how it could help you and your loved ones remain active, happy and safe.
What is Reminder Rosie?
Designed to help with the daily challenges an elderly person suffering from dementia or Alzheimers may face, Reminder Rosie is a personalised, voice-controlled talking clock. Features include a hands-free interface that reacts to your voice, the ability to programme multiple reminders and an emergency back-up system in case there's a power outage.
The beauty of Rosie is that even if you don't have the time to assist your senior family member on a daily basis, you can make sure they are reminded of daily tasks such as medication or appointments.
You might, for example pre-record a message for your mum, telling her that "It's time to take two red pills and one blue one. Don't forget to take them with a glass of water! Love you".
No technology can fully replace human care.
What we like about Reminder Rosie is it allows seniors to take back their independence while giving their loved ones piece of mind that they won't forget important dates or appointments.
As much as we try to be super-humans, there are only so many hours in the day for us to do all the things we want to. Rosie can help take a load off our shoulders by helping caregivers keep on top of their loved one's schedule and medical needs.
Of course no technology can ever fully replace the love and warmth with which another person can assist the elderly. While we think Reminder Rosie can be a fantastic way to provide some independence to seniors, it shouldn't be seen as a one-stop solution.
Having a combination of the handy pre-recorded reminders and specialist in home care could be the ultimate approach to balancing the desired independent lifestyle with personal care.
If you'd like more information about personal aged care options, feel free to reach out to our team at Bannister In Home Care today.