Thanks to our high-tech society, there have been many product innovations for seniors. Your loved one may have lucked out because they are growing old when aging in place has become more possible than ever before. If your elderly loved one wants to live independently, there are several gadgets out there that can assist them in having the easiest and safest aging in place experience.
Provide sources of support, entertainment, and safety for seniors to maintain their well-being as they age.
The Nest Doorbell can ensure your loved one’s safety when living alone at home. The doorbell system has 24/7 streaming and continuous HD recording so users can see and talk to who is at their door at all times without having to open it. The Nest Aware subscription also allows users to get alerts sent to their smartphone when a visitor is detected or a package is delivered.
It can be overwhelming to remember all the medications you have to take and when to take them. Hero Medication Management Service can save the day! Hero is an all-inclusive service that dispenses, refills, and remembers medications. The dispenser does not work with half pills, sticky soluble pills, or gummies. However, it can store up to a 90-day supply of 10 different pills. The device also can connect to the app that tracks doses and consumption for all medications.
These noise-canceling headphones can benefit seniors with hearing loss. This device has advanced noise-reduction technology that can cancel out lower frequencies. It also can connect by Bluetooth so your loved one can enjoy hands-free listening.
The GrandPad is a smart tablet designed specifically for seniors. Its large buttons and intuitive interface make it a great device for older adults who aren’t tech-savvy. It allows seniors to communicate with loved ones and use it for entertainment without the complicated features of other tablets.
“Hey Alexa, remind me I need to buy eggs and bread.” No, Alexa isn’t your friendly neighbor or new caretaker. Alexa is a small, voice-activated speaker your loved one can use to set reminders, catch up on news, check the weather, set alarms, etc. This device is also known as Amazon Echo Dot and can be of great assistance to seniors who may need extra support at home.
As you age, your memory can weaken and you may start to misplace items. The Tile Sticker prevents aging adults from losing their everyday items. You can stick a Tile Sticker on your loved one’s wallet, keys, remote, etc. The sticker connects to the company’s app, so you can track the misplaced item on your phone if it’s within 400 feet.
A Fitbit Versa 4 is a personal health manager that helps older adults maintain their health. This device can be beneficial for seniors who are cooped up at home and need that reminder to stay active and be healthy. It includes an oxygen saturation monitor, heart-rate tracker, breathing monitor, and easy access to apps and information.
While some older adults may not be used to the idea of using technology, it can be beneficial to their aging experience. Discuss with your loved one which devices could meet their needs.
1+1 Cares is a referral agency that works for clients and caregivers. We match caregivers with clients and inform them of your requirements. We work for you so you and your loved one can have a safe, enjoyable caregiving experience.