The communication box is the heart of the ConnectCare system, as it collects activity data from the sensors and downloads it to the caregiver portal. The information is transmitted via the telephone line or Internet modem, whichever your loved one has in his or her home.
Communication Hub Installation Instructions - Internet Version
Communication Hub Installation Instructions - Phone Version
The appliance sensors are designed to monitor entertainment activity in the household. Common items include the television or radio, but almost any household appliance that is plugged into an electrical outlet can be monitored.
Monitoring Techniques & Alerts
Entertainment is an integral part of daily living activities. Using the ConnectCare appliance sensors, caregivers can monitor the use of appliances used by the resident on a regular basis. If the resident suddenly refrains from using these items, uses them too much, or perhaps during unusual periods of the day, the ConnectCare system can call the resident to make sure everything is all right. If the resident does not confirm that they are okay, the caregivers are notified according to the preset customized logic installed by the caregivers.
The appliance sensors are collective across all entertainment devices in the home, so if the resident has a television in their bedroom and one in the family room, the ConnectCare system will monitor both and record total entertainment time spent, regardless of which appliance is being used.
Appliance Sensor Installation Instructions
Proper sleep is a key indicator of the relative wellbeing of anyone, young or old. The ConnectCare bed sensor allows a remote caregiver to check in with the resident without disturbing them to see if they are sleeping well, not sleeping, or even oversleeping. The ConnectCare bed sensor slips between the mattress and box springs, and works on any size bed. Because it is placed under the mattress, it is undetectable while your loved one is in bed. But don’t underestimate its sensitivity. The minimum weight to ensure the accuracy of this sensor is only 80 pounds!
Logic in the caregiver portal is used to determine if the resident is not sleeping well or has slept far longer than normal and alerts the caregiver accordingly. Appliance sensors can also be used to monitor lighting in the bedroom, and offer additional insight into sleep habits of the resident.