With today’s technology there are several ways you can monitor your family members that you are caring for; especially when you can’t be there.
If you are worried about the basics, like falls or other emergency, try a personal emergency response system (PERS) or better known as a medical alert device. These systems are very affordable and can be worn on the body. With a press of a button your family member can call and talk to a trained operator through the base receiver. After the call, the operator will contact the appropriate emergency personnel for the issue. Some of these services also can automatically call for help.
Companies that offer PERS services:
You also can consider purchasing a sensor monitoring system that is wireless. This type of system can look for changes in activity patter and will alert you if something out of the ordinary is happening and also lets you monitor activity at any time through a website.
Try GrandCare Systems or BeClose which will run you a couple hundred dollars and a monthly service fee.
Evermind is another option that lets you monitor the home through small sensors plugged into appliances and requires an upfront fee and a monthly service fee.