ElderCheck Now App Helps Caregivers Obtain Updated Health Information

The ElderCheck Now app aims to help caregivers obtain updated health information of the older adults they monitor by leveraging new technology available in the latest smart devices. Caregivers can send secure check-ins to older adults, who can respond through a simplified two-button interface on Apple Watch® or iPhone®.

Taking advantage of features unique to iPhone and Apple Watch, the ElderCheck Now app creates an easy way for older adults to pass regular updates in less time than it would take to text or make a phone call. Where texting “I'm OK” fails to convey the full levity of a potential health situation, the app's “I'm OK” or “Call Me” status updates a caregiver while sending important heart rate information and GPS location, and presents a button to quickly return a phone call.

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