How to Help the Elderly Prepare for Natural Disasters

Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, toxic spills, winter storms, wildfires, house fires, earthquakes and flooding are examples of the kinds of emergencies and natural disasters that can affect your safety. They happen quickly, often without any warning and may be severe enough to force you to evacuate your community or confine you to your home. Do you…

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Care Community

13 Loving Ways To Help Your Parents Transition To a Care Community

If everything were perfect, we would all plan our retirement and our twilight years while we were lucid, healthy and open-minded. Your scowling parents are sitting across from you with tightly folded arms as you try to explain, once more, why they should think about moving to a care community. They’re not buying it. Don’t…

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How Technology Improves Quality of Life for Memory Care Residents

Making the decision to move a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, to a memory care residence is never easy. If you are at that crossroad, it’s because you are no longer able to keep your loved one healthy and safe at home. That can be hard to accept, but caring for a loved…

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Alzheimer's Stats

What’s the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Dementia is not in itself a disease but rather a group of symptoms that affect certain tasks like memory and reasoning. It is often confused with Alzheimer’s disease, which is entirely different. Dementia is a term covering symptoms that include impaired thinking and memory and is often regarded as a sign of declining cognitive ability…

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Amazon Echo

Voice Activated Call Systems Help Residents with Physical Limitations

Here at Vigil we are always looking for ways to improve seniors’ quality of life through creative technology.    Our signature product, the Vigil Memory Care System, was designed for the specific needs of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.   Residents with cognitive issues are far less likely to remember to use a traditional…

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Staff Response Time

Would Benchmarking Call Response Times Benefit Senior Living Communities?

As you can imagine, call response time tracking is an important part of our business at Vigil Health Solutions. Our system, like many other current nurse call systems, records each call time as well as the cancel time in a database so users can see how long staff is taking to respond to calls. In…

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