For Alzheimer's And Autism Patients, This Smart Button Could Save Lives

While I appreciate the simplicity and "MVP" of design of this Proximity Button device, it feels like it's a band aid solution to a more complex problem.

How do we design for the safety of our loved ones in need, but also empower/encourage them for self-reliance? I understand that this device is for the "worst case" scenario and I applaud the effort here; but changing how we approach the design for care is essential to removing the "burden" of care.

How do we design better with technology?

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063277/for-alzheimers-and-autism-patients-this-smart-button-could-save-lives