GPS Trackers for Elderly People
A real world example
GPS Trackers for elderly people can be life-saving, but might seem like intimidating bits of technology to both the wearer and carer. So we try to keep things simple and are here to help - ensuring that customers make the most of our GPS Trackers for Elderly use.
They're great for reassurance - because not only can you know where your loved one is, you can see their routine walking routes as well.
It's always nice to hear testimonials of customers using their GPS trackers for elderly wanderers, so here's an example. This next one is from back in August 2013, from Nichola.
I have to say I found setting up the online tracker a lot easier than I originally thought and it has certainly been enlightening, I should have done it months ago. Albeit a little bit of information can be dangerous, as I now know my mum is constantly going wondering after her trip to the day centre, now I have to work out what I can do to try to stop it! Think that is going to be the hard bit... That said the GPS tracker I have has been an absolute god send to finding out where she is when she has gone astray. Thanks again for all your help and support this year, I really do appreciate it.Nichola
GPS Trackers for Elderly People: Preventing Wandering
Nichola raises an interesting question about using Dementia Trackers or Elderly Trackers for people who may get lost. GPS Trackers for Elderly people lets you know where they are and when they wander - but its only half of the battle.
While helping to prevent wandering is obviously the safest option, its also about finding the balance to allow the person's freedom to enjoy their life. Our GPS Trackers for elderly people with dementia or Alzheimer's allow that balance to be found more easily. The risk is obviously still there, but far more minimised by at least being able to locate them should they wander too far or become lost.
You know the location of the lost elderly person... now what?
When someone with a GPS tracker for elderly use gets lost, they might wander a couple of miles before someone notices. If they're following familiar conditioned routines, they may even hop on a bus.
Carrying a GPS Tracker for elderly use is a great start - they're small, discrete and inexpensive for the value of the information they're able to provide. A simple text message will give you an instant and accurate location. There are a few options of what to do next, depending on your individual situation:
1) Get to the location asap, or ask someone you know nearby to do so for you. This will of course depend on the distance and your own specific situation.
2) Contact the police. They should be aware of GPS trackers for elderly people and will be able to take the number of the device to get the location. The first priority will be reaching the person as soon as possible, and giving the location to the police might be a quicker solution than getting there yourself (depending on the distance and safety considerations - e.g. if its the middle of the night).
3) Call the GPS Tracker to the person. Our GPS Trackers for elderly people have two-way calling. The Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker is one of our discrete GPS Trackers and will answer a call automatically, allowing you to speak through the speaker. This allows you to offer reassurance, and ask them to wait until someone can safely collect them.
Read More about GPS Trackers for Elderly People
Read more about our Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker. Its discrete, waterproof, tamperproof, has two way calling and offers instant map locations by text. It even comes with free online tracking - and NO subscriptions or hidden costs.
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