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Proximity care Bluetooth wandering monitor alarm for Alzheimer's, Dementia, Autism and for elderly who wander
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Our Proximity Care wandering prevention device is a wearable button that links to your SmartPhone. Know when your loved-one is out of a safe range!
Price: $78.00


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Proximity Button for Wandering Prevention | iPhone & Android

A wearable warning device that alerts dementia caregivers to a potential wandering event.

The Proximity Button is worn by the person in your care. It connects to your SmartPhone via Bluetooth and alerts you if they wander too far. Warning alert distance is approx. 65 feet.

Bluetooth wandering prevention button for Alzheimer's, Dementia and Autism


EASY TO WEAR

Small & Discreet

Unlike other products on the market, the Button is a small badge that is worn discreetly and comfortably. It also acts as a warning device, rather than a tracking device, offering you peace of mind and not being too intrusive for the person in your care.

Wandering device to be worn by Alzheimer's patient
PROXIMITY BUTTON FEATURES

ALERTS: The Proximity Button is worn by the person in your care. It connects to your phone and alerts you if they wander too far.

LONG BATTERY LIFE: The battery life is approx. 6 months. Your Button is powered by a coin cell battery so you don’t need to charge it every day.

INSIDE: The Button is great for extra security in the home and also in other indoor spaces such as supermarkets and shopping centers.

OUTSIDE: If you’re out and about, the Proximity Button can bring peace of mind. The Button works in all environments.

NIGHT: The Button can be worn on nightwear. Place your phone next to you while you sleep and if your loved one wanders during the night, your SmartPhone will sound an alarm alert to wake you up.

Proximity Button for Alzheimer's Wandering App for iPhone and Android Smartphones
THE PROXIMITY BUTTON APP

The Proximity app can support several Proximity Buttons at one time. The simple user interface means that it’s easy to see if someone is out of range whether at home, on-the-go or to monitor multiple residence at a care facility!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS WANDERING?
Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease, can present some very challenging behaviors for the individual and loved ones. One of those challenging behaviors is wandering. Up to 60 percent of individuals with dementia will wander at some time during their disease. Alzheimer’s Disease International has estimated that there are 36 million people worldwide living with dementia and this figure will double in 2030.
I CAN’T SEE THE GREEN/RED LIGHT WHEN I TURN MY BUTTON ON/OFF?
Please make sure you try turning the Button on/off in a dark place as sometimes it can be tricky to see. If you still can’t see it, the battery may need replacing.
THE ALARM IS GOING OFF TOO FREQUENTLY. WHAT CAN I DO? If you find the alarm is going off too frequently, we recommend putting your phone in another pocket or moving the Button higher up the wearer, the closer to the shoulder the better.
CAN I CHANGE THE VOLUME AND SOUND FOR THE ALERTS? For both Android and iOS we recommend leaving your phone on loud and turning the volume high. Android users can change the alarm sound in your settings. iPhone users cannot change the alarm, but we’ve handpicked a sound that’s very noticeable.
HOW LONG WILL THE BATTERY LAST? If you leave the Button on, we estimate that the battery will need changing every 6 months. To help conserve battery life, we recommend turning it off when not in use. Remember, this is not done through the app but by clicking the Button until you see a red light to turn it off.
WILL MY PHONE’S BATTERY LIFE BE AFFECTED BY THE USE OF BLUETOOTH? Good news – the app uses Bluetooth 4.0, which requires very little power so you shouldn’t notice a difference in your phone’s battery life. However, if you have an iPhone, the app has to use location services – this can reduce battery life so it’s a good idea to close the app when you aren’t using it.
HOW DO I CHANGE THE BATTERY? Remove the magnetic ‘P’ and twist the top of the Button in a counter-clockwise direction. Inside you will find a small circuit board – take this out. This is powered by a small coin cell battery. Simple poke this out with your finger or a pencil and change it for a new one.
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE THE BUTTON WILL ALARM AT? If the Button wearer wanders from you and your phone, the approximate distance your phone will lose signal and alarm is 65 feet (20 meters), depending on how quick the person is walking. You cannot adjust this distance but we have found this distance is appropriate for wandering prevention.
IS THE BUTTON RELIABLE? Yes, the Button is reliable. However, like all technology it can have hiccups. The Button is simply an aid – a person’s safety should not be placed entirely into its hands and all caregivers should have multiple stages of wandering protection.

iOS CONNECTION The latest version of iOS has been known to disconnect Bluetooth functionality when phone updates are made. In order for your Button to work properly with your iPhone, you may need to ‘Reset’ your iPhone in Settings. Click
HERE to find out how to easily and quickly do this. WHAT COUNTRIES DOES THE BUTTON WORK IN? Great news – the Button works in every country and we ship worldwide. Please note the app is only available in English.


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How can wandering be prevented?


Some dementia wandering can be prevented to certain extents, especially if you understand the motivation for the behavior. Providing proactive solutions in conjunction with a dementia device such as the Proximity Button can go a long way to making your loved-one much safer. Common causes for wandering can include the following;

Searching for a Previous Home


Wandering in someone living with dementia is sometimes caused by a desire to find their once familiar home. A persons “home” if they have dementia may not be their current home, but a place they have previous lived, a childhood home, or simply something that looks and feels familiar

Agitation or Restlessness


Allow the person the opportunity to exercise. If the person you are caring for has had a long walk or exercise, it’s less likely that they will want to go for, or need another walk in the near future. Keeping those with dementia/Alzheimer’s active has multiple benefits beyond wandering.

Boredom and Loneliness


Sometimes, boredom and loneliness can trigger wandering. Offering engaging activities can improve quality of life and may decrease restlessness and wandering.


Wandering Prevention Tips


Mirrors on Doors
Install a full-length mirror on doors you do not want the person to go through. The appearance of another person in a doorway often stops someone with Alzheimer’s from going through the door.

Locks on Doors
Install a lock or confounding lock on the exterior doors. You may want to install them a higher or lower level than you usually would so that it is not near eye level where they can see straight away. You will however want a means of getting out in case of an emergency.

Wearable Devices
Wearable devices such as the Proximity Button can be a great way of preventing wandering from happening and bringing you, the caregiver, peace-of-mind. If they are wearing the Proximity Button and wander, you will be alerted to it far sooner than if they weren’t wearing one.



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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

 
 
5 of 5 Simple Device that Works! November 3, 2020
Reviewer: William from Chicago, IL  
I have an Android phone and my wife has an iPhone. We were able to set up fairly quick and easy. We tested out the device and it would set off an alarm if Dad would wander past the driveway in the front and the garage in the back. If the phones are next to our beds upstairs it will actually go off if dad leaves his room downstairs. Perfect for us. We also have the confounding locks from the Alzheimer's Store as a second barrier.