My great uncle Issac was a generous man. He spent a great deal of time with my family and we cherished every moment with him. And then one day, we didn’t hear from him. My family went to check on him. He was in his bedroom, but his head was on the floor, his feet on the bed. He had died of a heart attack.
Research by the non-profit American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) shows that 1 in 3 seniors will experience a fall at home, often in the shower. It’s terrifying: we want our parents to live out their golden years at home, yet with busy schedules, adult children aren’t always available to monitor our parents’ daily lives.
I didn’t want others to go through what I went through with my uncle, so I used my tech background (I’m a former Technical Product Manager with Rogers and TELUS) to develop a potentially life-saving device. It’s called the NurtureWatch, and it’s an emergency calling and monitoring smartwatch that instantly alerts loved ones when a senior is wandering or has a fall.
Imagine: during her daily walk, Grandma trips on the sidewalk. The NurtureWatch will instantly alert and initiate a call to family, and show the GPS coordinates – all without Grandma having to press a button. It’s affordable, easy-to-use, and waterproof. It’s a great resource for elders with dementia (and perfect for use in institutions). I hope it can provide some peace of mind. For more information visit www.moviwear.com