Technology Expands Options for "Aging in Place"
Posted on April 05, 2017
“I want to stay right here in my home.” That’s a wish many people express when the topic of making the move to a senior services community comes up. Their families may wonder how to ensure Grandpa stays safe, and if a crisis occurs – a fall, a sudden illness – staying at home may no longer be possible.
One way to make the home aging-friendly and stretch available resources further is assistive technology, available for a modest investment compared to that of in-home care or assisted living. Technology from providers such as HealthSense® (now known as GreatCall®) and GrandCare™ can make living at home safer and alert family members promptly if something is wrong.
Capabilities of Today’s Systems:
- Wireless monitors that sense whether Grandpa is moving around the home as usual
- Digital health sensors that alert caregivers if Grandma’s wellness readings fall out of the healthy range
- Morning greetings, medication prompts and other reminders
Acting before a crisis occurs can make all the difference for successful aging at home.