There are a number of reasons why a loved one might be reluctant or even afraid to move into senior living:
- They may be worried about losing their independence
- They may be afraid that others won’t care for them properly
- They may worry about being bored
- They may not want to be labeled as being in a nursing home
- They may have an attachment to their current home and pets
- They may be understandably reluctant to consider the idea of parting with treasured possessions and memories in order to move into a smaller space
Mental health and assuredness is often a byproduct of familiarity and comfort. Most of us must wrestle with the problem of whether we move our reluctant loved ones into a senior community designed for them or not. If you are like many of us, you might choose to respect their wishes and figure out a way to accommodate them where they live. With that decision comes a complex set of problems based on logistics, commitment and isolation. And frankly, the world is not currently designed for that decision. We are changing that.
There are understated and non-transparent systemic problems facing the world today based on age and economic distribution. First world countries face the daunting task of ensuring continued high quality lives for an increasingly older population with societal policies that diminish and minimize seniors. Advancing third world countries have populations whose lifespans are increasing up to 15 years in 10 year periods with lowering birth rates and rising wages. Advancing third world countries middle aged household earners, without economic means, are forced to sacrifice a second income to take care of an elder adult.
The population distribution in first world countries will go from an average of 12% over 65 years of age to 20% over 65 years of age in the next 15 years. 75% of all community emergency services are currently consumed by effectively delivering services to the elderly. All tax revenues in the United States will go towards entitlements by 2031.
At the same time, adult children and other interested parties want to make sure the senior stays healthy, are notified when there is a health problem or other issues that can take place in the home. Adult children, interested parties and caregivers now have a technology solution that can bridge the gap. Imagine you are an adult child taking care of your parent. They get up in the middle of the night, to go to the bathroom and fall or pass out. Although you are 30 feet away, you are not made aware of an emergency.
You need a way to just know if there is a problem, either while you are home or away. An event can be defined as “my mother got out of bed at 2:00 AM, but never got back in bed.” Our ability to create events from data collected from the edge allows us to determine a critical event based on specific criteria and then crowdsource notifications to multiple stakeholders so any number of people can respond to a possible emergency.
Zanthion delivers event messages to email, text messages and to a smartphone application. Interested parties see who responds to an events, when they arrived and how the event was remediated. Community Management understands their performance as an organization in real time and the performance of staff and health professionals.
Zanthion is a low cost, opt-in, sensor based, transparent, crowdsourced community remediation system that brings JIT (just in time delivery of service) to communities, whether it be an organized assisted living community in the United States, a household in Chile, or a small hamlet in Africa. We provide high quality actionable events with crowdsourced and community integrated assessment based remediation to offset the effects of slow response emergency service delivery due to high demands and provide predictive behavioral analytics.
Zanthion improves the mental and physical health of seniors living at home by improving the immediate need for reassurance by seniors in emergencies lowering the rate of decline of mental faculties. Zanthion lowers the cost of care for providers and families by providing proactive data to mediate before disaster.