A new app from Better Alerts reminds users to take medications and uses technology to communicate directly with seniors, their designated contacts and emergency services. The app sends instant texts and emails when a fall occurs and uses GPS tracking when a loved one leaves a predetermined safe zone. The Better Alerts app works in conjunction with a smartphone and a Pebble Smart Watch.
In the event someone falls, there is no need to press a button to alert loved ones and contacts, and the exact location of the fall is evident. It takes pressing one button to access emergency services.
“Seniors who take one medication daily are 80% compliant, but that drops to 50% for those taking four or more medicines per day,” said Doug Hopkins, President and Founder of Better Alerts. “Better Alerts helps ensure medicines are taken on time, reducing the chance of forgetting to take medication, mixing up medicines or even ending up in the hospital.”