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What Technological Advancements Make Aging in Place Simpler?

By Debbie Waddell, 9:00 am on February 16, 2016

Aging in place is when a senior is able to stay in his or her home of choice for as long as possible. Certain advances in technology have made it easier for seniors to remain comfortable and safe at home and for families to provide them with high-quality home care in Roseville. Consider some of these possibilities for your aging loved one.

Medication Reminders

These handy alarms are used to remind seniors when to take their medicine and are typically easy to use. They come in many different shapes and sizes to suit all needs, and some come with daily organizers to make it even easier for your loved one to keep track of his or her medications. 

Medical Alert Systems

Falling is a common concern when an elderly person lives alone. With medical alert systems, your loved one has access to emergency care at his or her fingertips. Many systems can plug into phone lines, they usually come with a necklace or bracelet, and your loved one will always have 24/7 access to emergency dispatchers. There are several brands and features to choose from, making medical alert systems easy and affordable for everyone.

GrandCare Systems

GrandCare uses motion sensors to track activity in your loved one’s house. Using an Internet connection, alerts are sent to Roseville caregivers when specifications are not followed. For example, if a caregiver inputs there is supposed to be movement in a room by a certain time, an alert will be sent. This system includes devices that track blood pressure, glucose, weight, and more. 

Cell Phones

Aging in place sometimes includes being able to freely leave the home. All of the previously mentioned gadgets are great to use while your loved one is in the house, but they aren’t always helpful if he or she wants to go out for the day. Cell phones provide extra safety for your loved one while he or she enjoys life outside. Apps are available to track locations if your loved one gets lost or to remind him or her when it’s time to take medicine.

Though this technology is useful and should be embraced, nothing can replace the help a caring person can provide. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers can offer timely medication reminders, provide transportation, and help with many other important tasks. We also offer specialized Parkinson’s, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care in Roseville for seniors who need more extensive assistance. For more information on our senior care services, call one of our qualified Care Managers at 916.226.3737 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

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