When Is it Time to Get Medical Alert Protection?

Ann had raised seven children, helped her husband of 51 years plant multiple churches, was known for her world-class casseroles but was having trouble remembering if she’d made lunch today. Her husband was frustrated, but there were bigger concerns.  Ann was also having trouble remembering if she’d left the stove on, needed a coat to go outside or taken her medicine. Ann couldn’t safely care for herself without supervision, and with her husband’s failing health, they needed outside assistance to stay in their home.

Medical Alert Protection Is on the Rise

With the rise of artificial intelligence, seniors and their concerned children have options that were science fiction even a decade ago. Fall detection watches worn by your loved one can be linked to your phone, keeping you informed of how they are doing, keeping them safe, and allowing them freedom and a fuller life despite what would otherwise be limiting health and safety concerns. According to studies, 90% of seniors prefer to stay in their homes, and with a variety of systems, it’s important to weigh the right factors. 

What to Look for in Your System:

  1. Complete Package

Having a system that covers every area of need is essential. Door alarms, bed sensors, and in-home motion detectors can turn your loved one’s residence into a safer place that they can stay in longer. You and your loved one can set it up to meet their needs, and it can be tweaked as their situation changes. 

  1. Affordable

High-quality sensors and monitoring is now realistic and attainable. For less then a trip to the Urgent Care, a UTI sensor can monitor and alert seniors and their loved ones instantly of infections. In the home, monitors can be hooked up or existing security systems, and pre-programmed dashboards can analyze data and sense concerns. 

  1. Easy-to Use

The ideal system also needs to be user-friendly and simple with a minimal number of buttons to worry about. Finally, it needs to be low-maintenance so once it’s installed; you and your loved one can get back to what’s important.

  1. Cell Service over Wi-Fi

If your medical alert system is connected to a cell signal, you can easily check on your loved one when they leave the house. If they get lost or need help, you can see their coordinates right in your phone app and easily send help. 

  1. Grows with the Medical Needs of the Patient

Eventually, Anne’s husband passed away of cancer, and her own condition digressed. She was able to live with her son and daughter-in-law, but her safety and health were a constant stress point. Her daughter-in-law once commented that getting Anne to eat was challenging. “She just eats Teddy Grahams all day,” she said. “But at least she’s eating! They were in survival mode. If it worked, it was enough.  There comes a point where just fall detection and door sensors are not enough, and seniors need medical monitoring. Sadly, this is where many seniors lose their independence and have to enter nursing homes. However, this is where non-intrusive medical monitoring comes in. It allows seniors to age in place, in their own houses and surrounded by the people they love.

Technology like a watch sensor that monitors heart rate - sensing spikes and potential strokes, UTI sensors in the toilet and a monitoring system that analyzes would-be health risks are all vital to keeping seniors where they want to be longer. What would have been the equivalent of a live-in nurse a few years ago, now allows seniors to have their vitals checked by staff instantly simply by a device worn on their wrist. 

This is why Zanthion has developed a system for seniors that will help their families and caretakers ensure their safety, monitor their symptoms and allow them to stay active longer. Complete and user-friendly, the Zanthion system will adjust to individual needs, help caretakers perform better, and allow seniors and to live fuller and richer lives in their homes and close to the people they care about.

 

Senior Care Platform

Safety


Safety is the cornerstone of health for an aging population and includes emotional safety, environmental safety, and personal safety.  Let Zanthion help you create a safe environment with wearable sensors and environmental equipment for senior communities and the home.

SOS

Mental/Physical Health


The number one criteria for senior mental and physical health is a sense of value and community. Zanthion promotes mental and physical health with informative talks and through the use of technology to remind, calm, and inform seniors of potential needs.

Activity


We all know that having habits of healthy activities increases our vitality and helps us stay mentally sharp and happy.  As we get older life happens, and when it does, Zanthion offers a complete range of elderly monitoring sensors that notify your trusted community that you might need some help getting stronger again. We call this crowdsourcing care.

Rest


Zanthion provides thorough documentation on how to ensure a good nights sleep, the key ingredient to warding off dementia and teaches sleeping techniques during fashion shows and parties. In addition to our training Zanthion has the best bed exit alarm system in the industry.

Togetherness


Connectivity is the core principle of an improved senior care society. What better way to ensure togetherness than to have a party or fashion show with beautiful clothing, jewelry, and health education programs.  Zanthion is in the business of Quality of Life for Everyone.

Actionable Intelligence

Your actionable intelligence at critical points in your parent’s life makes all the difference. Zanthion enables them to be stronger for longer with better decisions, lower costs, and a higher quality of existence. The Zanthion Senior Care Platform automatically detects and predicts events in senior's lives that require intervention. Our system automatically detects walking, standing, sitting, lying down, exiting a bed, and falling. We can even tell you if your refrigerator is too warm. Zanthion lowers the impact of taking care of our loved ones, protects them from harm, intervenes to avoid catastrophic damage, offers solace until help arrives, predicts the future with crowdsourced data, and connects seniors to the world and their community.

A Better Life Now and in the Future

Quality of Life for Everyone

A Better Life Now and in the Future

There is a higher burden that is very challenging for low income families taking care  the elderly.

Without the financial resources to support elderly parents in an assisted living community or in home care, adult children are forced to either live with or close by a parent. In their care, there is a constant threat of an elderly parent having an event that might affect their health or safety. What if they are not there to help them?  They might fall in the middle of the night or wander into the neighborhood and get hurt or miss an appointment. Family, friends, and neighbors often help when caregivers are not available due to work or other commitments.  There is a community burden that is sometimes unmet?

One of the most threatening events for the elderly are injuries due to falls.

The Zanthion SMART Senior Home Care System is an extremely low cost, high value, solution for monitoring your parents or loved ones.  Our platform is an end-to-end service that uses sensors to securely collect the data (we never transport sensor data with personal data), and applications that communicate to multiple stakeholders such as family, friends, and neighbors. As America’s elderly population growth accelerates exponentially, remediating the impact of falls, bed sores/sepsis, etc., has significant ethical and financial impact.

With Zanthion setup time is a snap.  You can easily monitor your parents activity and there is a fall event, you can have multiple people notified via sms text, email, and a smart phone application.

We have a very high accuracy rate and minimize false positives or a false negative where someone falls and the system is not aware.  Any person in your  “community” can respond to an event and the application notifies everyone so there is coordination and communication.  Emergency services can also be requested via the app or via the attractive jewelry we provide with built in sensors.

Some shocking numbers

  • $30 billion is spent annually on healthcare related to falls. Medicare costs alone for hip fractures as a result of falls is projected to be 240 billion dollars by 2040.
  • The average cost of a fall injury was $19,440 (including hospital, nursing home, emergency room and home health care, but not physician services).
  • The Elder Fall Prevention Act has been passed by Congress for the development of effective public education, expansion of services and research on best practices.
  • About one third of the elder population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually.
  • As alarming as they are, these documented statistics fall short of the actual number since many incidents are unreported by seniors and unrecognized by family members or caregivers.
  • Frequent falling. Those who fall are two to three times more likely to fall again.
  • About half (53%) of the older adults who are discharged for fall-related hip fractures will experience another fall with in six months.

Fall Prevention

Some people think that the best thing to do if you’ve fallen, or if you’re afraid of falling, is to be less active. Why take the chance of falling again, right?  Research shows that seniors who are less active are more likely to fall, they lack the strength and balance and they need to resist falls.  This is why healthcare professionals recommend starting a regular exercise routine of any kind – even if you start by taking only a few steps every day.

Trazer Anticipated Costs of Senior Falls 2020 by http://www.trazer.com/applications/senior-health/
  • Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly 87% of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls.
  • Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions, and 40% of all nursing home admissions 40% of those admitted do not return to independent living; 25% die within a year.
  • Many falls do not result in injuries, yet a large percentage of non-injured fallers (47%) cannot get up without assistance.
  • For the elderly who fall and are unable to get up on their own, the period of time spent immobile often affects their health outcome. Muscle cell breakdown starts to occur within 30-60 minutes of compression due to falling. Dehydration, pressure sores, hypothermia, and pneumonia are other complications that may result.
  • Getting help after an immobilizing fall improves the chance of survival by 80% and increases the likelihood of a return to independent living.Up to 40% of people who have a stroke have a serious fall within the next year.

about us

Enhancing The Quality Of Life

Zanthion was established by Philip Regenie after experiencing the challenges his parents faced in their final years of life. Philip and his siblings were contacted with false emergencies, real emergencies, and interrupted at work.  They, like so many, drove miles to take care of their parents as caring children should. Both parents wore the "state of the art" medical alert systems.

Philip decided to create Zanthion with the priority of preserving the dignity of seniors.  We at Zanthion believe in:

  • assessment of the environment
  • assessment of frailty
  • protection from harm
  • measurement of stability
  • prediction of decline
  • automatic notification
  • effective resolution
  • response performance
  • resolution assessment

Zanthion provides solutions for senior care including assessment of frailty, environment safety assessments, stylish wearable sensors that automatically notify family, friends, staff, and emergency services of a need for help.  Zanthion exists to create new and disruptive solutions to improve the lives of seniors and their families.

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aging in place

An AI-driven, predictive analytics, help call/SOS, fall detection, wandering, automatic fall detection, and notification system designed to improve the quality of life of seniors living at home and for caregivers in their lives.

A PaaS provider hosts the hardware and software on its own infrastructure. Zanthion will work with your company, group, or corporation to customize a SMART system.

Zanthion offers a complete help call, fall detection, and senior monitoring system for IL, AL, MC, and CCRC communities.

Zanthion provides a perfect way for physicians to remotely monitor physiological parameter(s) such as heart rate with wearable SMART Watches.

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