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  Local Interest
BY SUZANNE AZUELA, BSN, RN Nursing Supervisor HCT
    resulted in severe back injuries, which prevented him from walking for some time. The family would like the com- munity to be aware of a program that is available through Miles for Memories.
More about Miles for Memories Technology:
The Help Home program begins with a voluntary database managed
by the 9-1-1 dispatch authority that is accessible by law enforcement in the field. Wearable devices include the Per- sonal I.D. bracelet, Nugget, and G.P.S. watch. All are available for the person with dementia to wear. The informa- tion you provide will allow the person who scans the device the immediate ability to alert the emergency contact and share a location.
The Personal I.D. bracelet and Nugget (which is a slider that fits onto an existing watch band) are both made with a 100% surgical grade silicone to eliminate sensitivities and irritations. The bracelet has an aluminum slider and stainless steel clasp to keep it secure at all times. Both are fully waterproof to prevent the need to remove.
Each device has a stored medical profile that can be scanned by first responders in five seconds. The code for scanning is found on the inside of the gray band. This information may also help the first responders know how to approach the person with dementia.
Best of all, you have complete control over the content that is accessi- ble from a click, a scan, or a call to the number on the reverse side through an app on your phone or personal com- puter. Each unit has its own I.D. and PIN numbers that are used to create a personal account for the wearer. Details can be set in one of many different languages.
You can go to the website at miles- formemories.org for more information.
A new benefit for those choosing
the Personal I.D. bracelet or Nugget is the location identification feature. Fam- ilies choosing the plus membership
HomeCare Transitions
Click on the Safe Return button. There you can download a Help Home brochure.
will have added benefits for storage of legal documents and the opportu- nity to have your loved one’s location sent directly to the emergency contact when scanned. While it’s not a G.P.S. device, a direct location can be iden- tified when scanned by a smart phone of a passerby.
If your loved one is mobile and
has demonstrated regular attempts to wander you may want to consider the Miles for Memories G.P.S. watch. The watch does include all the personal in- formation as the Personal I.D. bracelet and Nugget but also provides for an immediate opportunity to check the G.P.S. location of a loved one in real time. You are not dependent on some- one else scanning the bracelet to send a location signal. In fact, the wanderer can be found as quickly as a phone call can go through. Alerts can be set and sent directly to the caregiver’s phone via an app when the loved one wanders beyond a safe distance or the bracelet is submerged in water for an extended period of time. This system will also track movement and send notifications directly to the watch. The caregiver can also call the loved one and interact with them via the speaker. It can even be set to answer automat- ically, after a set period of time, if the loved one has not touched the watch surface.
recently received
a dementia client that experienced a confrontation at a hospital that led to police intervention. This intervention
HomeCare Transitions values our client’s safety and welfare first and fore- most in their plan of care. We highly recommend this program for persons with dementia that may wander away from their home.
When a Little Help Home is What You Need
  Veterans Choice Program
                                         Co-Owners:
Thomas J. Unger, ACSW Patricia D. Slayton, RN, MSN
Dementia Capable Care
Aide and Companion Service
Medication Set-Up Supervision Nursing Services
All Employees Screened & Bonded
 5350 Beckley Rd, Suite D
Housekeeping Transportation
Home Care is what we do best!
(Side door of Southern Michigan Bank & Trust)
269-883-6002 www.homecaretransitions.net
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