Around 40% of Singapore population are living alone in 2020. Expected 70% of Population to live alone by 2030!
Who are they and Why?
Elderly who is left behind by children/passed away spouse. Divorced/Divorcee who choose to live alone after divorce. Singles who choose not to marry and live alone. Permanent residents who stay alone here to work.
Just that, all of us are different. Some like to stay alone and being happy as oneself. To be honest speaking, I'm enjoy of being alone too. Freedom is key to happiness sometimes
Can I rely on my friends/kin to monitor me when I am old?
Answer is YES(temporary due to good friends) and then a NO due to quarrel or any grudges later. Among people relations, there will be frictions and pride in between. Hence who can you rely on? If for free, nobody will help you. If it is paid service which the service provider need to fulfil. They will monitor you as promised as paid. Just like your mobile phone plans. For $3/yr(estimated), it is definitely affordable. You can pay 1-time straight lifetime plan which is just only $199. No friend in the world can help you for 30 yrs or more. If he/she help you. Who will help him/her when you left him/her early? Logic right?
How about those non-profit organisation to monitor you?
If they have enough manpower, they will maybe pop-by to say hi and deliver some goodies to you door to door for resident.
When there isn't. Maybe 10yrs or 20yrs once? Or even no. Hence, there is no free lunch in this world.
Who can you get to monitor you when you are living alone?
This is the final question. If there is fee, the fee will promise a service with service level agreement. The provider will honour the word to monitor you.
Hence, it is better to rely on a service provider than a friend/kin who may think you are making use of him/her. As a phrase, it is good to rely yourself than others. Engage HelpMeCheck to monitor you.
Objectives for Resident Living Alone Watch and Alerts
To watch over Resident/Elderly living alone
Fast and early detection on any abnormalies
Alerts to Kins/Caregiver/Friend to visit the Resident Living Alone if inactivity occur
How it works?
Once signed up and payment maid, LAM staff will contact user on the day to install the sensor at a place(example:living/walkway/doorway)
Staff will link up the sensor to the network(home WIFI/mobile hotspot)
Sensor will link up to HelpMeCheck server system to check daily on the movement records
If no movement for the day, system will prompt user then kin via app/SMS to response to at least go near the sensor or acknowledge via app/website that user still around
If still no response or movement by the next working day afternoon, LAM staff will do a visit to the user home
If still no response,movement or door unanswer during visit, LAM staff will call kin/authorities to open door and check
Motion Sensor Placement Dos and Don'ts
Place it at the Living Room or Internal Walkway
Do not place in the bedroom, kitchen or toilets
Do not point the sensor towards moving parts like Dog/Cat/Bird Cages, Fan, Bulb or Lights or any moving object
Living Alone Monitoring (LAM) VS Others
|As you can notice the features, technology we used are different from others|
||Yes. Capture 1 day or more for inactivity
||Less Likely as they only send active notifications.
|Capture movement logs?
||Yes. Every minute if detected
||Yes. But not often
|Able to set out of home notice?
||Yes. It can be set in the login settings as user may gone overseas/relative/kids' house
|Need to install apps to login?
||No. Only webpage access. Any browser can access
||Yes. Which may failed due to OS version updates
|Notifications of Status
||Yes. But only via SMS if user is inactive for 1 day or more
||Yes. Notifications will be sent every a few mins which you might feel disturbed
|Link to shared to Kins to view status?
||Yes. You can shared status to your children/grandchildren or friends to monitor you. No Limits.
||No. Only can view in app which needs user to login for them to view
|Can integrate to Senior Care centers to help monitor?
||Yes. Very simple to integrate as long the users share them the status link.
||No. Due to application limitation
|Setup cost per user
|Value Added Services?
||Change Bulb/Tap, Basic Cleaning which user can use credits on it
|Ease of Usage
||Easy and straight forward
||Need alot of logins and updates if application is outdated in OS
||Cheap, Easy, Flexible & Value Added Service preventing elderly/female users from danger.
||Costly, difficult and inflexible
Actual Tragedies Happened in Real Life(Can be saved and prevented if detected early)
Bukit Timah Resident Trapped in toilet for 4 days Click to read more
Ghim Moh Elderly 83 Dead and Rotten at home Click to read more
Dying alone scenes in Singapore by Trauma Care Cleaner Click to read more
More Elderly Died alone in Singapore Click to read more
5 cases of Seniors died alone at home Click to read more
Hougang Elderly Cleaner Died Alone Click to read more
Potong Pasir Elderly Died Alone
Katong Condo Elderly Died Alone
Only 1 Package(For Lifetime) @ S$199
|With the inclusive essential features for most type of elderly users|
||Motion Sensor, Network Linking Up for the elderly user home
|Account Setup & Service Credits
||Linking up with Helpmecheck account to trace user when user does not walk in the house for a day or two. Consist of 50 credits in account with no expiry date. Can topup at $1 per credit at $50 topup(with 50 credits) in Xeesa Store
|No Activity Web Info to Kin
||Webpage will show status to Kin. Need Kin to contact user to response by walking near sensor or acknowledge ok.
This action is free.
|No Activity Response SMS to User
||SMS will be trigger to user to response. A phone call will be made to the elderly user if no response.
This action will consume 1 credit from the account.
|No Activity Alerts SMS to Kin
||To alert kin(s) by SMS if there is still no movement/response after tracing user who have no activity.
This action will consume 1 credit from the account.
||HelpMeCheck staff will visit the elderly user if there is still no response from kin or elderly user.
This action will consume 10 credits from the account.
|*For anyone who is living alone in Singapore (For Residents of Age 35 onwards)|
**If Susan(scenario describe below) bought this package and she live until 98 if she is active and still response to helpmecheck. It only cost $3 a year to have this service.
Example/Scenario for people who need it
Susan is a 38 years old lady working and living alone in Singapore. Her relatives are living overseas.
Ali is 75 years old retiree living alone in Singapore. His wife passed away. No friends or relatives around.
Grandma Lucy is 88 years old retiree living alone in Singapore. Her kids and grandkids are living somewhere else with their busy schedule.
Jason is working overseas and very worried on her mum who is 78 years old of age living alone in Singapore.
FAQ (Freqently Ask Questions)
Question: Is the installation complex or take alot of time?
Answer: No. It only take less than 30mins. Create account, link camera sensor to your home/mobile broadband, configure sensor settings, testing.
Question: Does it need internet to work?
Answer: Yes. We would recommend to use home broadband. Alternatively, you may use your HP tethering which you must turn on 24 hours tethering.
Question: What are the included items as indicated in the price? Any other cost?
Answer: The price is inclusive of the motion sensor camera, delivery, installation, account linking up to system and panel. If the user have movement and response within 1 day time, less likely to use up the 50 credits.
Question: What if I used up my 50 credits, how do I topup?
Answer: If you have used up the 50 credits due to HelpMeCheck staff SMS/Call you due to inactivity checks or other services. You may topup $50 for 50 credits via the Xeesa Store.
Question: What if i decided not to topup credits, can I still use HelpMeCheck Living Alone Monitoring Service?
Answer: Yes. You still can use the service at $199 as it is for your lifetime until you pass away. Your Kin/Friend still can check online on your inactivity. Unless, the sensor spoiled, you need to get it replaced. So you need to topup again to get it replaced.
Question: Does it cost a bomb to replace the sensor if sensor faulty?
Answer: No, it cost less than $100 or 100 credits with labour. It should at least last 3-5 years or more.
Question: Can I share my service and account with others?
Answer: No. This is due to his/her friends are not the same as yours.
Step 1: Sign Up | Step 2: Make Payment | Step 3: Setup Motion Sensor | Done