Have you heard about the Welbi system?
It’s a handy system to have when you don’t live close to your mom or have other responsibilities. It allows family caregivers to track activities and daily routines and sends an alert if something seems off. If your mom is aging at home, Welbi is a great way to keep her safe without having to be there at every hour.
When you’re a family caregiver, you have to balance care with your job and your children or spouse’s needs. It can be hard. Welbi is your back-up. You’ll know if anything’s wrong, and you’ll know when everything is going smoothly. You don’t have to worry about your mom not having gotten out of bed or knowing if her pulse is too high.
In fact, Welbi was designed by a young woman who watched her dad struggling with his duties as a family caregiver. The family paid for caregivers one day a week and split care tasks the rest of the week. After her grandfather had a stroke, the guilt of not knowing if they’d really provided enough care ate at her. Along with a business partner, she developed Welbi to help other family caregivers.
How Does Welbi Work?
Your mom would need to own and wear a fitness tracker and/or health monitoring device like Apple Watch, FitBit, and Garmin Forerunner. That watch is then linked to the Welbi app on two mobile devices. You can select what it tracks and tells you about. Some of the options Welbi tracks are blood pressure levels, sleep, and heart rate.
If your mom hasn’t been sleeping, it will send you an alert. You can also get alerts if your mom’s blood sugar levels seem off. You’ll see if your mom has gotten 30 minutes of exercise each day. Weight loss is another alert you can receive. The app is customized to your needs.
The information Welbi offers depends on the device your mom wears. You may need to get a Bluetooth blood pressure monitor from someone like iHealth. For blood sugar, you might need the VitaDock GlucoDock. To get the oxygen levels, an oximeter is needed.
Are There Alternatives?
While Welbi is a digital way to track your mom, a caregiver is a human way. Caregivers offer something Welbi can’t – companionship. With a caregiver, your mom has help around the house and a friend to accompany on walks or watch movies with. Caregivers can take your mom shopping, which Welbi cannot do.
Learn more about the many services caregivers offer. If your mom needs help around the house or is alone frequently, caregivers are the smart solution. Call today to learn more.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Care in East Meadow, NY, please contact the caring staff at Family First Home Companions. Serving all of Long Island. Call today: (631) 319-3961
Jennifer has specialized training in Alzheimer’s disease through the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.She also volunteered her time with the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of Long Island for 3 years by providing cognitive stimulation to an Alzheimer’s patient group.
Jennifer educates the community about elder care and speaks to caregiver support groups, senior centers, and at professional organizations.Topics include home safety, effective strategies for family caregiving, elder care planning, and awareness about elder abuse.
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