Did you know that 77% of people over the age of 50 said that they would prefer living at home? It’s no wonder that more and more families are considering care alternatives.
Tech gadgets are a clear advancement that has made aging in place safer and more enjoyable.
We’ve pulled together a list of our 10 favorite tech gadgets that are user-friendly and effective.
1) Emergency Contact System: Apple Watch
Unlike clunky necklaces and bracelets, consider an Apple Watch (Series 4 or later). This discreet emergency contact system includes fall detection and a side button that has the ability to call emergency contacts.
2) Easy Tech Gadgets for Video-Chatting: Amazon Echo Show
This voice-enabled technology provides easy access to family or caregivers with a “drop-in” feature for video chat (like a home intercom).
More advanced users can use Alexa on the Echo Show to set up appointment reminders, view close captioning, and use the Show and Tell feature (which was created to help low-vision and blind users identify items).
3) Fall Detection: Walabot HOME
Created to detect falls with low-frequency radio signals, instead of cameras, this sensor technology can be mounted directly onto a wall. This device differs from most other alert systems because it triggers a call to a caregiver instead of a call center.
4) Reminder System: Reminder Rosie
This voice-activated talking clock is an easy-to-use gadget for daily reminders. Pre-program the clock with daily reminders like taking a pill or going for a walk.
5) Tracking: Tile Sticker
With 3-year battery life, these small stickers can be used to track the whereabouts of household items. It just requires a smartphone and app.
6) Sensors: Monoprice Stitch Wireless Smart Door/Window Sensor
This door and window sensor is easy to install and does not require a full security system. This sensor will send close and open alerts and device tampering alerts.
7) Smart Lock: Wyze Lock
This smart door lock was created to work with your existing deadbolt. The Wyze Lock enables you to lock your door remotely and sends an alert if the door has been left open.
8) Smoke Detection: Google Nest Protect
In addition to voice and siren alarms, this smoke and carbon monoxide alarm can send smartphone alerts to up to six contacts.
9) Doorbell Camera: Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired
This doorbell camera will alert you accordingly depending on if a package, animal, or person is at your door. It also offers a plus plan that adds a one-touch emergency response.
10) Lighting: Wyze Plug
Make the lighting in your house smart with an affordable Wyze Plug. With this smart wall plug, you can turn lights off and on with a user-friendly app.
Make Aging in Place Safer
From sensors to smartwatches, easy-to-use tech gadgets are an effective way to support seniors as they continue to live independently. With today’s technology, staying in a home no longer has to feel like compromising care.
Visit our website to explore creative solutions and the newest technology that can make aging in place the best option for your family.