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GPS Tracking Devices for Seniors with Dementia

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia cause confusion and disorientation that can sometimes lead to wandering. If you provide home care in Palm Desert for an aging loved one, losing track of him or her is likely one of your greatest fears. Consider one of the following tracking devices that will help you locate your loved one and bring him or her home safely.

Freedom Bluewater Security Locator Watch
Cost: $599, plus a monthly subscription fee

The Freedom Bluewater Security Locator Watch is worn like a wristwatch. Dementia caregivers can use smartphones, computers or tablets to track a senior loved one’s whereabouts. The system can be set to notify you if your loved one leaves a designated area, and a panic button on the locator watch also allows seniors to call for help.

Protect and Locate
Cost: $250, plus a monthly subscription fee

Project and Locate personal transmitters are worn around the wrist like a watch. You can track your senior loved one online or if you prefer, you can call Tech Support for personal assistance.

MedicAlert plus Safe Return
Cost: Safe Return can be added to any other MedicAlert medical identification bracelet for an additional $26.99

You might already be familiar with MedicAlert bracelets. Each bracelet has a telephone number that emergency medical personnel can call to get medical information on an unconscious patient. MedicAlert plus Safe Return provides that same service, but also offers a 24/7 emergency response team to help locate a lost loved one.

GPS Smart Soles
Cost: GPS Smart Soles retail for $299, plus a monthly subscription fee.

GPS Smart Soles provide an alternative to wearing a tracking device like a bracelet or watch. Instead, the GPS tracking device goes in the heel of your elderly loved one’s shoe. You can track them online or contact an operator for personal assistance.

If your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia and you worry about him or her living at home alone, turn to Home Care Assistance. As a leading provider of Alzheimer’s care in Palm Desert, we offer the hourly or live-in support seniors with memory impairment need to live comfortably and safely. To learn more about our care services, give us a call at (760) 345-0001 and speak with a friendly Care Manager.