Ankur Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, sheds light on in-home monitoring systems for older adults, which he says tend to fit into 1 of 3 categories. These include wellness devices that can monitor health data, personal emergency response systems and remote patient monitoring.
Ankur shares that remote patient monitoring through wearable devices can measure and send real-time health data, like heart rate and blood pressure, from people in their homes to their healthcare providers.
Importantly, according to Ankur, the best monitoring system for an older person depends on that person’s individual goals. As he notes, “If an older person is healthy but isolated and not moving much, a wellness device that tracks how well they’re sleeping, how much they’re walking and whether they take medications on time can be helpful.”Share this: