Benefits of Smart Home Technology for the Elderly and Disabled
These days many of us are faced with making a decision about how to best care for our aging parents or disabled loves one.
We worry about leaving one or both of them alone at home. We wonder if they’ve taken their medicine. We wonder if they left the stove on. And we wonder if they left the house and lost their way.
Smart home automation can put all of these concerns and others to rest.
Nowadays, many adult children use the benefits provided by home automation to protect their parents from harm and to remind them things that they need to do.
In fact, Microsoft’s former CEO, Steve Ballmer once said:
“The number one benefit of technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be productive.”
Integrated, smart home automation systems now makes it possible for the elderly to live full, productive lives while improving their quality of life.
Moreover, due to the astronomical rise in long-term, assisted living facility costs, more and more elderly people are turning to home automation to allow them to independently live in the comfort of their own homes.
For instance, affordable, smart homes now offer all kinds of automated emergency response systems, built-in safety features, remote access and monitoring devices, fall prevention mechanisms, timers, lighting, locks and reminder alerts.
Believe or not, smart home systems can also notify the doctor’s office of any significant changes in your parent’s vital signs. These systems allow health care professionals to monitor mom and/or dad right at home.
Medical, technological advances like these continue to be incorporated into the smart home environment in order to help keep your parents healthy and to help you sleep sound knowing that your parents are safe and sound.