Home Security Systems Could Help Alleviate Some Level of Caregiver Stress in Floral Park, NY
Being a family caregiver comes with a great deal of responsibility. You want to make sure your elderly loved one is safe in their home and that they are healthy. Any time you say goodbye and head home for the evening or the day, you may wonder whether they are still safe, whether you forgot to do something, or what would happen if they fell and couldn’t reach a phone to call you or somebody else.
Caregiver stress can be caused by so many different things that you may be looking for ways to help alleviate it to at least some degree. One way to potentially help alleviate some level of caregiver stress is to consider discussing home security systems with the elderly loved one.
How home security systems help
Many home security systems provide a wealth of benefits not only for the homeowner, but for their family members or other individuals taking care of them. That’s because not only do home security systems alert the homeowner and authorities of a potential break-in, new technology can alert a monitoring company when somebody has gotten out of bed, moved to another room, and possibly even fallen to the ground.
These aspects of home security systems are still relatively new, but they can include motion sensors and other detection devices that can alert monitoring personnel about when somebody has gotten out of bed and hasn’t return in a fair or reasonable amount of time. For example, an elderly loved one may get out of bed to use the bathroom during the middle of night and if they fall and can’t get up, the security system may be alerted to this potential issue.
The monitoring personnel might call the homeowner to check and see if he or she is okay. If they get no response, they could dispatch emergency services to make a physical check on the individual at home.
Some people consider these home security systems and their new innovations to be invasive, but when you’re talking about somebody who has diminished physical capacities, a loss of balance or strength in their legs, and other physical issues, they can be incredibly useful.
Having peace of mind when you go home after taking care of your elderly mother is important in reducing caregiver stress. It won’t eliminate the stress you feel, but these new home security systems and features can certainly provide some level of comfort and assurance to you and the rest of your family.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of caregiving services in Floral Prak, NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
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From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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