Technology is changing the world. In some ways, it’s great, while other forms of technology can be a little more frustrating. One of the areas where technology is helping is at home. Here are some of the way’s technology can help your parents live independently at home while their abilities change.
Household Controls and Checks
When you’re at work, some devices can help you track some of the important issues in your parents’ home. You’re not sure if their home is too hot or too cold. Is the heating system working correctly? Is a pipe frozen? Did the AC get shut off?
With smart thermostats and water leak sensors, you’ll get an alert if there’s an issue. At that point, you can call and see if your parents are okay. If there is a problem with heat or cooling, you can call a specialist and meet them there.
Your parents are walking in the home with their hands full of grocery bags and can’t reach the switch. You worry that they’ll fall while trying to walk in the dark.
Voice-activated light bulbs solve this issue. Your parents can tell the lights to turn on and they do. If they get into bed and remember they forgot to turn off the lights, they can tell the lights to turn off from their bed.
Security Cameras and Video Doorbells
Security cameras are meant for security, but they’re also handy and tracking your parents’ movements. If you need reassurance that your parents got up, showered, and dressed, a camera set up to see them entering the kitchen to get food and coffee gives that reassurance.
The cameras don’t have to be installed in an area where your parents need privacy, but you can set them outside those doors. If you see your mom go into the guest bathroom and an hour later she’s still in there, you can call and check on her. If you see her open the door and come out a few minutes later, you know she’s okay.
Medic Alert Systems
You’ve seen the “Help, I’ve fallen…” ads on television. That’s exactly what medic alert systems are good for. If your dad is feeling weak and falls, he can push the button on his pendant or wrist band and call for help.
Medic alert systems can be equipped with GPS tracking if your parent likes to go for walks. They can be used inside and outside.
Pair some of these forms of technology with the in-person care offered by caregivers. With senior care services helping your parents’ complete activities and instrumental activities of daily living, they’ll enjoy their independence without stress. Call a senior care agency to learn more about home care services.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care in Havana, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552.Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.
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