BoundaryCare for Apple Watch keeps alzheimer’s patients safe


90% of people with dementia will get lost, and 60% will wander repeatedly. To help keep them safe, Beatrice Health LLC has developed BoundaryCare, the first app allowing caregivers to use an Apple Watch to monitor their loved one’s location.

The idea is as simple as it is powerful. Using geo-fencing technology, BoundaryCare lets caregivers designate safe-zones (such as the home) where loved ones move freely. The Apple Watch provides regularly scheduled location updates, and if the loved one goes beyond the boundaries of a safe-zone, a notification is sent from their watch to the caregiver’s iPhone allowing for immediate action. 

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Caregivers can check on the status of loved ones at a glance: an easy-to-read dashboard shows the loved one’s location on a map, indicates whether they are in or out of a safe-zone, whether their watch is connected to the network, and whether its battery is low. In a few clicks, caregivers can add friends or family to a caregiver group, and in urgent situations emergency tracking provides real-time updates of the loved one’s movements.

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BoundaryCare is the first and only app to offer geo-fencing and location notifications via the Apple Watch. Because many consumers already own Apple products, BoundaryCare is a low-cost and high-quality alternative to expensive dedicated devices. It is also the only solution that allows safe-zones to be configured as complex shapes, or even as itineraries — especially useful when a loved one is still allowed to drive.

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