Assistive Technology Can Be Your Ally While Aging In Place
Technology has come a long way when it comes to assistive tech. Nowadays, there are safe and affordable tools that can assist with your aging loved one’s safety while they age in place. These tools can be a great solution and are easier to implement, requiring no permanent changes to the home.
Medical Alert Systems – A medical alert system can be an inexpensive but life-saving tool, whether you have caregivers at home or are aging in place trying to be as independent as possible. These provide monitoring to at-risk elders and reach out to pre-set contacts and emergency services if a fall happens, or the alarm button is pushed.
Smart Home Devices – Voice-controlled home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are great for the casual user who wants assistance with automated lighting, reminders for medication and appointments, as well as calling your friends and family members.
Assistive Seating – For a comfortable lift getting out of your favorite armchair, consider an electric or self-powered lifting seat, which slowly tilts you forward to help you into a standing position.
Hoyer Lifts – A Hoyer lift is a device intended to provide electrical or manual assistance getting up from a lying down position, such as from a tub or bed. Note that using a full-body Hoyer lift do require caregiver assistance.
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