ArticleCareWatch A Home Monitoring System for Use in Homes of Persons With Cognitive ImpairmentRowe, Meredeth PhD, RN; Lane, Stephen PhD; Phipps, Chad BSN, RNAuthor Information Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville (Dr Rowe and Mr Phipps); and Amron Corporation, McLean, Va (Dr Lane). Corresponding author: Meredeth Rowe, PhD, RN, Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, University of Florida, PO Box 100197, Gainesville, FL 32610 (e-mail: [email protected]). The authors acknowledge their team members at Honeywell Corporation, Moses Boodoosingh, Victor Pasquale, Harold Wagner, and Christopher Geiser, for their contributions in developing CareWatch. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: January 2007 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 3-8 Buy Abstract Currently, informal caregivers provide the bulk of care for persons with cognitive impairment who live in the home, often at significant cost in terms of their own physical, mental, and emotional health. This is a report of the development of a home monitoring system, CareWatch, designed for use in homes of persons with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease. The purpose of CareWatch is to prevent unattended home exits, particularly during the night, and to improve caregiver sleep. We report on the development of CareWatch and on 2 clinical trials underway to test its effectiveness in the home setting. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.