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Aging in Place with Smart Home Technology

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Technology has allowed more people to stay in their houses instead of going to assisted living facilities or nursing homes. This new way of living is called “aging in place,” It gives seniors many benefits, such as more freedom, comfort, and familiarity. Typically it’s not easy to stay at home as you get older, especially regarding your health and safety. Smart home technology can help older people who want to stay in their own homes and better their life at home. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the benefits of smart home technology for seniors who want to stay in their own homes and provide you with product recommendations.

How does one “age in place”?

Aging in place is when older people stay in their homes instead of going to assisted living centers or nursing homes as they age. Aging in place has many perks, such as giving people more freedom and control over their surroundings. Falls, accidents, and health problems may happen more often to seniors who choose to stay in their own houses; using smart home technology can help prevent these instances and assist in alerting.

How can smart technology help?

Smart home technology can make it easier for older people to stay in their homes by making them safer, making the home easier to use, and providing privacy. Some of the most useful and best smart home devices for people are:

Smart sensors and tools for keeping an eye on things

Smart sensors and tracking systems can help seniors stay safe and secure in their homes by finding potential dangers and alerting caregivers or emergency services as needed. For example, door sensors can let loved ones know who is coming and going or if a door has not been opened in a while.

Smart lights can make living alone more manageable by eliminating the struggle to maintain lights on and off. Panic sensors or buttons can tell if someone has fallen or is in trouble. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can call the fire department if there is a fire. A smart thermostat can also help by programming the preferred temperatures within the home so you don’t have to worry about changing the settings.

Voice assistants

Voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home can help seniors handle their smart home devices by speaking to them. This helps them stay on their own and take care of their environment. Seniors can use speech commands to turn on lights, change the temperature, lock a security system, make phone calls, or send text messages.

Useful tools

Smart tools, like freezers, ovens, and washing machines, can make things around the house easier and faster for seniors. For instance, a smart refrigerator can help seniors keep track of what food they have and when it will go bad. Medication reminders can be built into your smart home technology to ensure you care for your medical needs. In MiOS, you can set up reminders and MeshBots to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Conclusion

As people age, living in their own homes can be good for them in many ways, but it can also be hard on health and safety. Smart home technology can help older people who want to stay in their homes deal with these issues and improve their lives. Smart sensors, voice assistants, smart appliances, and medication management systems can help seniors stay safe, comfortable, and independent in their own houses.

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