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Baby Boomers-Caregivers turning to
Monitoring Systems for answers
January 12, 2011--The graying of America
hits a new level in January, as the first of
the nation’s 77 million baby boomers turns
65 years old.
However surveys show boomers are hitting
retirement age under great stress because
they are struggling to balance the demands
of a full time job and raising a family
while also caring for a family member.
That’s why Halo Monitoring, maker of myHalo,
the most advanced medical alarm with
automatic fall detection, suggests boomers
consider using a fall monitoring system as a
way to provide peace of mind to both seniors
and their families.
“Baby boomers are responsible for the care
of both their aging parents and their own
children, an overwhelming task most of us
aren’t prepared for,” says Chris Otto, CEO
of Halo Monitoring.
“Families want to respect an elderly loved
ones wishes to live at home where it’s
familiar and comfortable, but someone needs
to be available just in case. Monitoring
systems provide additional security and
peace of mind.”
A new study from Humana
shows how so-called “sandwich boomers”
–those caring for their own children and
their parents- are feeling the pressure.
• 80% of boomers feel
moderate to high levels of stress related to
the care or support they are giving to
children, spouses and/or parents.
• 68% of boomers have
missed work or left early due to caregiving
• 46% of boomers worry
about caregiving affecting their job.
• 46% of boomers have
given up social activities.
• 43% of boomers have
skipped a vacation.
The advanced myHalo
system is the first wearable medical alarm
that sends an automatic alert- no need to
push a button- in the event of a fall. In
addition, while most medical alarms only
react to an emergency, myHalo is the first
system of its kind to monitor the user’s
health and physical activity 24/7.
Through the use of a
private, secure website, the system provides
the ability for designated persons and
family to “look-in” on an elderly loved one
for peace of mind without invading their
Howard and Sue Long, who
live in York, Pennsylvania, talked with each
other and their children before deciding to
get myHalo for Howard as a
84 and has undergone several hip
“I’m pretty active and
didn’t think I needed it but my wife and our
children insisted,” says Long. “A few months
after the system was activated, I fell while
moving a piece of furniture. The myHalo call
center was on the phone in seconds making
sure I was ok. That quick response convinced
me myHalo was worth it. My whole family
“Every families needs
are different and there are many tools and
fall detection and is a critical part of any
complete care plan,” adds Otto.