Aging in place is easier with new senior technology

Introducing The Best Aging In Place Technology For Seniors

As the senior population increases, new aging in place technology continues to develop in order to help the elderly achieve their goal of remaining independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

About 10,000 baby boomers are about to turn 65, and the elderly population is expected to double by 2050, growing to about 83.7 million people. Nearly 90% of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their current residence for as long as possible.  Along with this growing number, the desire to eliminate the need for expensive senior care facilities is also increasing.

Many companies, like SimplyHome for example, are realizing that society needs to break free from the assumption that seniors don’t understand technology, because they’re apart of an incredibly smart generation. With the right senior technology put in place, they are more than willing to learn new things that allow them to age at home.

Aging In Place Technology To Help Seniors Remain Independent

As a caregiver for a loved one, it can be difficult to address their concerns as well as your own. While they simply want the freedom to cook, get dressed, use the restroom independently, and more, you worry about the potential accidents that could occur while they participate in these once simple activities.

Will a fire occur if they leave the oven on? If running water in a tub overflows will the floor be damaged? Will your parents remember to take their medication? What happens if they leave the door unlocked or decide to take a walk and get lost? Aging in place is achieved with modern senior assistive devices

New aging at home technology aims to give your loved one more freedom, while you gain peace of mind by being connected. This way family members who live far away can receive alerts about their loved ones and caregivers can manage other responsibilities without having to be there 24/7 just in case an accident occurs.

This is achieved with the use of smart sensors placed around the home to detect movement and send out reminders. For example, door sensors monitor entrances and exits and motion sensors look for inactivity and fall within the living space.

Alerts about these activities are sent out via text and email, while your loved one is equipped with a panic or paging pendant to call for help if needed. You will know when your loved one leaves, returns, and if they have been too inactive.

The sensors can also be equipped to kitchen devices and faucets to help remind seniors if they accidentally left something on. They will strobe when a device has been left on too long and can help remind your loved one to take their daily medication. The time limit on the sensors is adjustable and can also detect when devices are used during odd hours.

Aging in place allows your loved ones to maintain their freedom Another source of dignity and independence for seniors includes the ability to bathe on their own, which is why bathroom sensors can be used to monitor their safety. The sensors will indicate when water pools on the floor or cabinet when the bathroom door or cabinet is opened if your loved one gets out of bed and doesn’t return during the night.

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Aging in place products also empower seniors by giving them control of their environment, even if they face mobility or physical limitations. By giving them a tablet they can take their home back with the ability to manage the thermostat, adjust the bed and other furniture, operate lights, doors, the TV, and other electronics with a swipe of their finger. They will also have voice commands.

Again, assistive devices help seniors live in their home. Not only do they reduce healthcare costs, but they allow your loved one to maintain their freedom by eliminating the need for a care facility, for a little while longer at least.

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