As I engage with clients and their families, I am regularly surprised by how few assistive devices are employed to make life easier. Of course, there is often an initial resistance to acknowledging the need for help…both physical and technological. However, the benefits can be so enormous in enhancing quality of life. I will do a second post on physical assistive devices. Today, I wanted to share an article on technology and how it can help assist a person that might be struggling to handle the activities of daily living. Below is an article by HomeCare that highlights some technology that can be helpful to seniors. It opens with BeClose which is a product that uses motion sensors to track seniors’ movements at home. It can monitor when they are in/out of bed, if the fridge is opening, etc. It is particularly useful for caregivers or family that cannot be with the senior all the time. If the system senses the user is missing a routine, it can automatically call a caregiver and alert them to a change in behavior. They can then call the client or loved one and/or check on a secure website to see what is going on in the home.
About Adam Seever, Owner
The son of two social workers, Adam grew up in Chicago and lived there for over 30 years. He began his career at a Chicago-based marketing services agency determined to make his mark in the industry. In 1997 Adam moved to Atlanta while working for the Coca-Cola Company, where he spent 8 years in their sports marketing division. Adam left Coke in 2001 to join Clear Channel Entertainment and later went on to work both domestically and internationally for the World's largest sports agency, International Management Group. Adam eventually worked as a consultant and spearheaded numerous high profile projects including the building of Coke’s iconic Coke bottle at Turner Field in Atlanta. While Adam always felt lucky to have worked in the exciting world of marketing, he also felt the need to participate in something with more of a connection to the community. That quest eventually led him to earn his CNA degree and become an owner of Caring Companions of Atlanta, LLC.
Adam is married and he and his wife have two younger children. The family shares their home with two cats and two hermit crabs. The kids are working hard to get mommy and daddy to add a puppy...time will tell! They live in Sandy Springs and are active in the senior community.