Sharing Access with Carers and Family
You may want to share access to the GPS Tracker with other siblings, parents, relatives, dementia carers, friends or neighbours - people who could quickly help in the event that the person with dementia goes wandering or has a fall.
Our Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker has a unique firmware allowing for great flexibility. You can disable the SOS and call buttons, while still allowing for someone to receive geofence or low-battery alerts. You can also have one person receive only SOS alerts, while another only receives low-battery alerts.
A total of five different phone numbers can be programmed into the Dementia Tracker, set via a text message. At any time, you can send another text to check on the various designated numbers.
The numbers can also be the same - for example, if you're the only person looking after a loved one with early stage dementia or at risk of falling, you might want to assign your number to both the outgoing call button, and the SOS button.
Anyone can request a location
The GPS Dementia Tracker allows anyone to text for an instant location if they know the specific command to send. So you can give the Tracker's phone number and text command to anyone who needs access (including the police, if they're involved in a search when others are unavailable).
Often families have multiple people able to help care for a loved-one with dementia - you can easily include them with access to the GPS Tracker
Up to four carers can receive alerts
Two different people can receive all text alerts for SOS, Falls, Geo-fencing (wandering too far) or Low Battery. A third can have just SOS alerts, and a fourth only non-SOS alerts - which allows for useful flexibility:
- Emergency carer only receives SOS alerts
Someone can be set to receive only SOS alerts (e.g. if they are on standby for emergencies only).
- Backup carer receives non-SOS alerts
Someone else can receive all alerts except SOS alerts. If only this number is set (i.e. you're the only carer) then it will disable the SOS button (which some customers find useful). A carer might also only be involved in charging the device, so need to know about low batteries, but won't necessarily be involved in an SOS situation where others can take the lead.
One person for the outgoing call
There is a small button on the side of the device, which when held, will trigger an outgoing call.
This number is solely assigned to the outgoing call button, and can be the same as - or different - to the other carer alert numbers. In total then, up to five different numbers can be set overall.
If no number is set, then no outgoing call will be made (which some customers find useful, if the wearer tends to fidget!)
You might also be interested in reading about getting the support of Care Homes to use a GPS Dementia tracker.
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