Monitoring and reminder services, plus new equipment such as smart devices, help people follow medication schedules, manage and report their health, and get emergency assistance.
Potential benefits of these services include:
A broad range of reminder services and other tools are available. For instance, emergency response or medical alarm systems allow users to contact 24-hour assistance. Here is a sample list of monitoring and reminder devices and services:
Individuals usually pay for these services themselves. Your health insurance or long-term care insurance plan may cover them. Some Medicaid home and community-based programs will cover them for eligible participants and some Area Agencies on Aging will cover them for individuals with limited incomes.
Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.