OverSightMD is expanding its Push Button Care service with a new exciting product for Family Caregivers. The family caregiver support is an aging in place support solutions designed to provide independence to both older adults and their loved ones supporting them.
The Complexity of Aging in Place for Older Adults
Millions of families and friends make sacrifices daily to support aging in place decisions for their loved ones. 87% of older adults aged 65 and over want to stay in their own homes and avoid moving into a senior community. The average cost of assisted living facilities across the country is around $4,000 per month, a cost that is too high for most Americans and their families.
Supporting Family Caregivers
There are currently 40.4 million family caregivers across the country and Push Button Care is designed to help them reduce the stress of caring for a loved one. The number of tasks family caregivers do on a daily basis is immense. As a result, it can quickly consume an entire day before they even notice. It is common for family caregivers to suffer from depression, burn out, anxiety, and heightened levels of stress due to the demands. Our support team is standing by to help coordinate care, schedule doctor’s appointments, hunt down prescription refills, track down a home health care nurse, investigate a medical equipment order or talk to you about any of your other caregiving concerns.
“We understand the need and importance of aging in place for older adults,” says Mark Godwin, CEO of OverSightMD, “so we have designed a suite of services at a price point every family can afford.”
The Push Button Care family caregiver support service includes access to our cloud-based caregiver platform which includes several tools designed specifically to manage the daily care of a loved one. Our integrated personal health record keeps track of important contacts, tracks vital signs and symptoms, and is perfect for note-taking for future visits with care professionals. Also, share real-time wellness updates through an online family dashboard to keep all family members informed to save time.
The Push Button Care family caregiver support service is comprehensive and accessible anytime and anywhere through a small lightweight cellular pendant. The pendant is equipped with automatic fall detection, GPS tracking, a two-way speaker and access to a 24/7 medical alert team. If a family caregiver is having trouble with accessing care and needs to switch a care provider. They can reach out to the Push Button Care support team to receive options for well-vetted and highly recommended providers. The Push Button Care aging in place network includes physicians, home health agencies, home care companies, and other local service providers that specialize in supporting seniors aging in place.
Push Button Care Benefits for Family Caregivers
- Aging in Place Advisor
Access an aging in place advisor for local service providers and home safety product recommendations. Stay connected with local senior community resources to avoid isolation and loneliness.
- Automatic Fall Detection
The Push Button Care cellular pendant has automatic fall detection built-in to provide added protection if a fall happens when a caregiver needs to step away.
- Care Coordination Support Team
The Push Button Care support team can lighten the daily workload with setting up appointments and other time-consuming tasks related to managing care.
- 24/7 Mobile Medical Alert
Highly trained operators will determine and coordinate the appropriate care – be it a family member, caregiver, emergency medical, fire, or police.
- Symptoms & Vital Signs Tracking
Common symptoms to track include: pain, headaches, fatigue, depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, inflammation, memory problems and insomnia. Family caregivers can also track important vital signs like blood pressure, oxygen levels, and weight on a regular basis to share with care providers through our mobile app.
- Personal Health Record and Family Dashboard
The personal health record is an easy to use online health record for storing and sharing of important health information with physicians or family members. All data is stored in a safe and secure HIPAA compliant cloud infrastructure.
- Preventive Care Reminders
Never miss an important annual check-up, recommended test or screening again. Our support team keeps family caregivers updated year-round to help reduce the stress of preventive care management.
OverSightMD Inc. (https://oversightmd.com/) is a care management organization that provides comprehensive aging in place solutions through its Push Button Care division. Healthcare plans and non-affiliated hospitals, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and home care companies can function as a unified healthcare delivery system through the Push Button Care network. OverSightMD maintains the Push Button Care integrated healthcare network and care management platform to actively coordinate care and information to improve aging in place while reducing ER visits and hospitalizations.