A caregiver is someone who will receive a call and SMS upon the detection of a tonic clonic seizure. Although the alerts can be delivered to caregivers at any distance, we suggest that caregivers are nearby so that they are able to assist in a timely manner. Caregivers do not need to have internet connection, and they don’t need to install the Alert app. The only thing they need is a working phone signal, as alerts can also be sent to landline phones.
To add caregivers:
- Open the Alert app and tap on “View All” button on the Status screen
- You’ll be redirected to “Your Caregivers” page in the Alert app. Tap on the + sign at the bottom right corner of the screen to add a Caregiver.
- Enter the information required - name, country, phone number and email address
- Tap on ‘Save Caregiver’
To enter the phone number of the caregiver, tap on ‘phone’ and select the country from the drop down. The country dial code automatically populates, you only need to enter the remaining digits of the phone number.
The caregiver’s contact could also be added directly through a search in the phone’s address book. Please bear in mind that phone numbers should be added without the zero as written in the national phone number format, especially for users in the UK.
You can add up to 5 caregivers. You can activate and deactivate caregivers based on who’s available and nearby. For example in the case of children, the parents could be activated as caregivers in the morning, the teacher at school during school hours, the nanny after school and the parents in the night. This ensures that the Embrace user is covered at all times.