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How Home Automation Can Improve Assisted Living

Sep 07, 2016|

The baby boomer generation begins turning 70 this year, and their thoughts — and the thoughts of their adult children — may be drifting toward the future of assisted living. While we’d all like to be as independent as possible, there may come a time where we, or our parents, may need help.

If you’d like to keep your elderly parents out of a nursing home for as long as possible, consider a few of these ways that home automation makes life easier. Learn more about our senior alert system as well.

Centralized control systems

For those with limited mobility, having a centralized control system will make many tasks simpler. By using a smart home hub that manages tasks, you can easily control the temperature, see who's at the front door, and control garage doors with voice commands. It’s also possible to set reminders and automatically shut off things that have been left on too long. If you’re caring for an elderly parent who may be forgetful, this is a valuable feature. They can accomplish all these tasks just by speaking or using an app on their smartphone. This helps them avoid getting up and down or climbing stairs more than necessary.

Emergency monitoring

One of the biggest fears many have is that an elderly parent will fall or be injured while they’re home alone.

It’s always a good idea to install emergency railings in bathrooms and stairways, just in case. But if a fall does happen, be certain your loved ones can let someone know they need help. There are many smart home technologies that help, including senior monitoring systems, motion detectors, and emergency pendants. A smart home system makes it possible for you to monitor your loved one remotely when you can’t be there.

Improved security

Seniors can be a target for home invasions because they’re perceived as being more vulnerable. Install a security system that has motion-activated lights, security cameras, window and door sensors, and alarms for improved security. Water leaks and fire or smoke can also be monitored through a security system, and emergency calls can be sent directly to the local authorities if either of these conditions is detected.

Home automation changes each year significantly, so it’s likely there will be new technology available in the future that makes assisted living even easier. In many cases, a smart home can help seniors age at home in a situation where they feel most comfortable, rather than living at a care facility.

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