“Knowing” Benefits are Key: Knowing that people are on time implies they are safe, and well. Not Knowing leads to worry. Automating the Knowing in both directions means you know that everyone is OK by exception, and they know you are OK by timely automated communications that reflect your status, that you are OK and on schedule, and that you are concerned about them.
Rules also protect people at risk at home, work, and lone workers in remote locations. Rules can be used to respond to a medical crisis, threats of violence or being harmed by or witnessing bullying or sexual attack or other aggression. And equally important, protect against every day risks like climbing in the tub or up on the roof while alone, can be addressed with rules, keeping the people you care about safe.
You or perhaps someone sitting in your meeting may be one of the 44 million people who are caregivers for someone at home who depends on them to thrive, or even to survive. Rules for Caring, Informing, and Engaging others can provide Knowing for both.
uCaring - Knowing – The ways
Use uCaring services you can use to “see” for yourself if someone is OK:
Locate: View a person’s location on a map
Tracker: View a person’s current location and history
Video: View a person on an appropriately connected video camera
Use uCaring to “ask” if people you care about are OK:
Send a message yourself: And ask.
Send a message requesting an Acknowledgment: Message can be Scheduled or Ad Hoc and if no acknowledgement or reply, then a notification goes out.
Remote WatchMe: Scheduled or Ad Hoc message goes out asking the recipient to confirm they are OK within so many minutes, and if the time runs out and they have not answered, than a notification goes back to you and/or others to be notified.
Check-ins: Scheduled, or triggered by a Help message or your request, uCaring Check-Ins ask the person your questions about how they feel, about meds, and vitals. Unexpected responses trigger notifications.
Use uCaring to MONITOR to know someone is OK:
Checker: Locations, or Places are established as “Safe” or, ”Approved”, and if any, other places are identified as unapproved locations. When the person of interest is in a safe place that is good, but, if not in a safe place, then after a grace period, a notification is sent to the person, or to you, or to a list, as an escalation step.
Triggers: Send notification when motion starts, or named person arrives or leaves a location, with conditional filters for time window, grace time, alone/not alone.
Use uCaring’s Managed Groups have reporting services for closer supervision and support:
Role assignments are used to assign responsibilities according to skills and training. Roles have custom reporting for safety and operations:
Safety: detection, verification, and response roles.
Administration: Defining, staffing, training, operations, crisis management.
Supervisions: Job and task requirement, automated monitoring for location, productivity, etc.
Use uCaring’s Reporting Services for fast detection and response
Reporting services for a range of Safety issues: Verify unidentified packages and people.
Reporting services for a range of Hazards: Verify, dispatch right resource, contain or dispose risk.
Reporting for Acts of Kindness, good behavior, good services, recognize civic and civil acts.
More time means less worry for you and for the people in your life. Knowing brings
Peace-of-Mind and reduces stress, hurt and conflict while demonstrating your
concerns for their time and well being.
Pre-defined rules offer welcome relief from worries, interrupts, and last minute “crisis saves.”
Rules look like this
RULE: Notify me when Jimmy arrives home.
For more examples and to practice how to write a rule Go To (link to Roles and Rules)
Notify Me when Jimmy leaves home for school.
Notify Me when Jimmy arrives home from school.
Notify Mom when Jimmy leaves school before 4PM
Notify Office Group when Boss leaves office
Notify Office Group when Boss has not arrived by 8 AM
Rule words have power: usually rules start with a tell or inform someone actions -