By: Chris Brasure

Monitoring A TBI Patient WHILE Using Social Distancing

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We’ve been hearing a lot about social distancing requirements recently, along with concerns about getting vulnerable people sick with the Covid-19 virus or the flu or anything else.  And right now, we’ve been hearing a lot of questions about how you can take care of somebody, with, for example, a traumatic brain injury, without actually being there.

And while that is difficult, there’s one idea I thought of that I have actually used for a family member of mine where I was able to monitor that family member to make sure that they were safe.

 

A solution that has worked for me

It’s a system called Ring. You start with a camera that you can buy at Best Buy. That’s where I bought mine. And Walmart probably sells it too. They’re not cheap but it’s a lot less expensive than hiring a security company or hiring somebody to live in.

Once you have your camera, you basically set it up on Wi-Fi, and you download the app onto your phone.  I downloaded the app onto my own device. That will allow you to monitor the person 24/7.

 

The Ring set-up

When you set up the Ring, you can see that there are four different cameras. And you can just pull it up. As long as you have Wi-Fi on your phone, you can monitor what’s going on. That’s really worked out well for me. I was able to see what was going on with my loved one.

 

What you should do

I know I’m talking about Ring, but there are probably other companies. I would encourage you to look around and shop for the one that has the best price and is best suited for you. But I know that this particular camera worked well for my family.

So I just wanted to give a solution that can help if somebody has a concern and they’re caring for somebody with a traumatic brain injury. This can help you monitor them without getting close enough to get them sick. I hope this helps.


By Chris Brasure

Brasure Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Chris Brasure in 2006. His legal accomplishments are diverse and numerous. He is a fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, was a delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and holds a BA in political science and speech communication from Baylor University. He then went on to obtain his law degree from Baylor University Law School. Chris believes that education is absolutely critical to one’s success, so his firm now offers The Brasure Law Firm Scholarship to give back to the community and to help students who are seeking to pursue a higher education.