Supporting caregivers through technology
For the more than 40 million Americans providing care to their aging loved ones each year , and spending an average of 24.4 hours per week doing so , it can be a heart-wrenching, exhausting and overwhelming responsibility. Half of those report they experience high levels of stress, which can impact their own personal and professional relationships and responsibilities . Despite its challenges, being there for your loved one as they age can be an enriching and fulfilling role. Connected technology can help lighten the burden for caregivers and help provide them with a renewed sense of control through access to insights into their loved one’s care status, while refocusing their attention on the key moments that matter most for their loved one and themselves.
The Philips Cares mobile application will be available to download from the Apple and Google Play stores, as well as can be accessed via web browsers. It will be available for customers receiving Philips Lifeline service in the U.S. in incremental rollouts starting in early 2019. At CES, Philips will showcase Philips Cares and other solutions in its portfolio of aging and caregiving solutions, including Lifeline GoSafe and HomeSafe personal alert services which help enable seniors to live independently while helping to ensure safety with 24/7 access to trained care specialists to dispatch the right kind of help. To learn more about how Philips aims to transform the aging experience for the entire family, visit their booth, #44219, Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2.
For more information on the Philips integrated suite of Aging and Caregiving solutions, visit: https://lifeline.philips.com.
1 AARP, Caregiving Frontiers, 2017.
2 National Alliance for Caregiving, AARP. Caregiving in the United States. 2015.
3 AARP, Caregiving Frontiers, 2017.