The official blog of the Lung Institute.
It’s an exciting new age for technology and communication.
For those living with a chronic disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or heart disease, there may be times when you need a caregiver to assist during your day-to-day. Whether it’s to help determine your FEV1, or keeping up-to-date on your blood oxygen level, the monitoring your vitals is critical to your health.
Across the U.S., 18 percent of seniors live alone. To make matters worse, nearly half of all seniors reported feeling lonely on a regular basis. Contrary to popular belief, loneliness is more than just an extension of emotional sadness, and unfortunately, lonelier seniors are known to decline and die faster than their more active and socially engaged peers. In this sense, loneliness can be deadly.
Fortunately, a new product has arrived to address the needs of both healthcare management as well as social interaction, so with your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down the GrandCare system and what it can mean to the lives of the chronically ill.
So what is it?
Simply put, the GrandCare system is an electronic device resembling a “digital picture frame”. Measuring your body’s health stats as well as monitoring your daily routine, the device acts similar to an in-home caregiver, complete with the ability to send alerts to your loved ones if you were to fall or fail to wake up.
Among the devices faculties, seniors can access Facebook, skype, send videos and listen to radio. With social functions built into its touch screen display, the device allows seniors to get back in the loop with technology, friends and loved ones.
Functionality and Ease of Use
The device itself is designed to be large and with a large font; this makes it not only easy to navigate, but easy to read. With your security in mind, the GrandCare system is also designed to work within a secure network, meaning no risk of virus, spam or other unwanted communication, all while remaining HIPPA-compliant.
With the ability to give caregivers a better peace of mind, while allowing those with chronic disease to live independently, the GrandCare system is a remarkable tool for managing your health and promoting social interaction. Although the system may provide a bit of a learning curve for seniors that are less savvy—caregiver set up would be recommended for most—this is a system that can fundamentally improve the quality of life for seniors who need a little help now and then.
Time can be a factor in any decision, particularly for those suffering from chronic lung disease. If you’re looking to take a more active approach to your health, the GrandCare Health System may be a good option for you. If you or a loved one suffers from a chronic disease like COPD, emphysema symptoms, pneumoconiosis or other symptoms of lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of cellular therapy options. Wondering how does cellular therapy work? Contact us at (800) 729-3065 today for more info and to find out if you qualify for cellular therapy.
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