Senior Care Franchise Technology
For owners who are looking to set up their senior care franchise, Comfort Keepers® offers advanced technology solutions to help caregivers and franchises provide the highest-quality elder care service to clients.
SafetyChoice® by Comfort Keepers is an advanced technology package that allows each senior care franchise to be able to expand their care service options. In franchises, SafetyChoice® has proven to be an excellent incremental value. SafetyChoice® advanced elder care technology includes several solutions for senior care, at no extra cost to the franchise owner.
PERS, the Personal Emergency Response System, is a system that allows senior clients to quickly and easily summon emergency help. By pushing a button on a console, wristband or pendant, the senior can make a call to a response professional at Comfort Keepers’ 24-hour Centralized Monitoring Station. The tabletop PERS console allows two-way communication between the senior and the response professional, who can dispatch appropriate help in case of emergency. The Comfort Keepers PERS system provides a 24-hour link to the senior care franchise and the client, even when caregivers are not present.
Especially for a senior care franchise that offers dementia care and other Alzheimer’s care, SafetyChoice® presents the portable PERS system with built-in GPS technology. If a senior is in danger of wandering and becoming lost, they can be equipped with the PERS-GPS. Family members can keep track of the senior’s real time location either by calling Comfort Keepers or by checking online. This provides peace of mind to the family, one of the main goals of Comfort Keepers.
Many seniors struggle with taking their medication on time or with taking the proper amount or combination of their medication. A surprising number of hospital admissions of people over 65 is directly related to incorrectly taking prescribed medication. With the Comfort Keepers Medication Management System, seniors can receive automated reminders at the exact time they need their medication, as well as automated pill dispensing. If the senior does not take their medication at the proper time, a family member or other caregiver will be automatically notified.
These SafetyChoice® technology solutions offer an additional source of revenue stream for franchise owners, as well as work to build the Comfort Keepers brand. Even for seniors who aren’t ready for in-home care, SafetyChoice® is an excellent way to establish lasting relationships.