After a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer, our family realized that it was time for hospice services. At 51 years old, still vibrant, and relatively independent, Camille wanted to remain at home. CMAGs Healthcare Technology team made that possible with a Remote Caregivers System (RCS).
With the strength to handle her own personal care, eating, and taking medications with minimal intervention, Camille did not want staff in her house around the clock. She said to me “Angela, that is just weird;” however, she did agree to have an RCS system installed in her home with one caveat: “NO CAMERAS!” The CMAG Team went to work to build her the perfect system complete with motion sensors, bed sensors, flood sensors, and a fall pendant. Having this system not only gave Camille peace of mind, but also the family. Everyone involved (Camille and the rest of the family) was on board with her spending so much time alone knowing that if something happened to her, we would all be made aware.
Beyond peace of mind, RCS told us when it was time for a higher level of care. Just like any big sister, Camille put on a great face for everyone when they called or visited. She assured everyone that she was fine, but the system told us something different. One day I got an alert saying that the activity in the house had dropped significantly over the previous 24 hours. When we arrived, the data from the system indicated to both us and the hospice nurse that Camille was relatively inactive. As a family, we were able to make an informed decision that it was time for Camille to go to an in-patient hospice unit. Camille lived at home for 5 weeks and then in hospice for another 3 months. While the hospice facility was absolutely amazing, those five extra weeks at home were a gift that only RCS could give.