Technology Product helps keep Seniors Independent Longer

Technology products such as ElderWatch provide key activity level and wellness information to care-givers and family members alike. This is a great way for A/V, IT and security dealers to expand their markets and increase revenue.


Technology Product helps keep Seniors Independent Longer

Contact: Paul Ebaugh, President of CyberNet Solutions Inc.
Address: 3250 Old Farm Lane, Suite 7, Commerce Twp., MI. 48390
Phone: 248 -960 -1810 ext. 1 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cell: 248 -563 -1282 anytime
Email: paul@elder URL: www.elder

Commerce Twp., Michigan - SE Michigan technology company launches ElderWatch, an active system to help seniors stay independent in their own homes while giving their family peace -of -mind.
Over the last seven years, Paul and Marsha Ebaugh have been providing care and oversight to Marsha's mother whose health has been frail. Being an electronics engineer and business owner, Paul envisioned that technology could improve his mother -in -law's situation. Many other families in Michigan are caught in the "sandwich generation" where an adult must care for an elder parent as well as nurture their own growing family.

Through research, Paul found GrandCare Systems of West Bend, Wisconsin. Paul and his partner, David Ebaugh's company, CyberNet Solutions, collaborated with GrandCare to finish development of the ElderWatch System. CyberNet Solutions is initially marketing, distributing and installing systems in the Michigan markets to individuals, and nationwide to professional care -givers and independent/assisted living centers.
ElderWatch provides information about the client's environment, wellness, and activities of daily living to the family and caregiver network. ElderWatch issues alerts to reduce problems related to aging seniors. The system is customized by the family/care -giver for the senior's lifestyle and special needs.
"When an elderly person is living alone, feelings of isolation and loneliness may set in." says Paul Ebaugh. ElderWatch has a unique video feature to display reminders, current family photos, daily events and many other items on the senior's personalized TV channel. This helps to keep the senior connected to family, friends, care -givers and to the world around.
ElderWatch provides a rich information stream to care -givers and family members. Accidents, falls and medical emergencies can be avoided or mitigated, thus allowing seniors to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home.

In the Detroit Metro area, the average cost of assisted living is $3029 per month - per the Met -Life Mature Market Institute's 2006 study. At an installed cost of $2995, the ElderWatch system can pay for itself in approximately a month. "The cost of care in an assisted living facility is rising rapidly and in many areas is outpacing inflation. With over 8 percent yearly increases, this type of living arrangement may be out of the reach for many people," says Sandra Timmerman, Ed.D. Director of MetLife Mature Market Institute. With people living longer, the baby boomer bubble graying and elder -care costs increasing - this type of system is a necessity.

ElderWatch can be found on the internet at: www.elder
CyberNet Solutions Inc. can be found at: www.go

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