As more seniors choose to age-in-place, more options are available for seniors to safely and comfortably stay in their homes, with the assistance of modern technology.
There are a number of top tech gadgets on the market today that can turn any home into a smart home, fostering an efficient lifestyle for the independent senior and granting peace of mind to family members who may be concerned about an elder loved one living alone.
Review this listing of senior-friendly gadgets and consider integrating these helpful tools into your senior loved one’s home:
- A smart medication dispensing device (such as the MedMinder or the e-pill® MedSmart® Locked Automatic Pill Dispenser) ensures that your senior loved one receives the proper dosage of medication each day.
- An X10-based smart home package, which typically costs $400, includes remote control/modules to control lamps and appliances, a keychain remote, a two-way transceiver module and computer interface that operates and monitors the on/off settings of lamps and appliances, and ActiveHome software. This software allows you to fully automate just about anything in your home (i.e. setting lights on timers for security purposes).
- Door/window/motion sensors are simple to install, giving that extra sense of security for both the senior resident and concerned family members.
- Michelle Seitzer