With new technology and ways to keep your elderly loved one safe each year, it can be difficult to decide which technology products are actually worth the buy.
Here are five technology products that every elderly adult needs in their home!
- SimpliSafe Home Security System
One of the biggest concerns when your elderly loved one lives alone is safety. This wireless 24/7 home security system is top-rated, easy to install, user-friendly and according to Security.org, “SimpliSafe is an affordable way to keep seniors safe.”
With month-to-month contracts, this system gives elderly adults the freedom to cancel at any time or remove service while they are out of town on an extended vacation. The SimpliSafe Home Security System integrates with both Alexa and Google Assistant with an easy-to-navigate app. Depending on the package purchased, SimpliSafe comes with a panic button that enables individuals to call for help with the click of a button.
“Once we pressed the button, SimpliSafe’s monitoring center was alerted and our alarm siren was turned on. It definitely had the potential to get us help just as quickly, if not sooner, than calling 911.” – Security.org SimpliSafe Review
- Honeywell HPA300 HEPA Allergen Remover Air Purifier
“Air purifiers can refresh stale air, reducing the chances of health issues caused by indoor pollutants, which can trigger respiratory infections, neurological problems, or aggravate symptoms in asthma sufferers.” – Amerisleep
This air purifier comes in a variety of sizing to fit every room and is HEPA-certified. According to a recent article by Good Housekeeping, this model claims to clean the air as often as five times an hour and remove up to 99.97% of super tiny airborne particles (including viruses).
- Smoke Alarm Messenger
Beside the usual smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers – there is a new way for families to be prepared. Smoke alarm messengers are especially useful for individuals who are away from their homes for long periods of time or who may not be able to quickly alert emergency services.
Roost’s Smart Fire Alarm is controlled by an app and is operated through a WiFi-enabled battery (Smart 9V Battery). This fire alarm battery replaces your old one and can be set up to alert a custom call list when the alarm sounds
- Virtual Assistant Technology
Technology like the Amazon Alexa or Siri may not be new to some but has shown to be extremely useful this past year with the coronavirus pandemic. As families turned to connecting virtually, virtual assistants stepped in to help elderly adults connect with loved ones. Check out the below top-trending technology products that include the latest AI assistant and video chatting capabilities.
- Smart Lighting
It’s no secret that as you get older, vision can decrease. With smart lighting capabilities around the home, elderly adults, caregivers, and visiting family members have a way to easily adjust proper lighting, turn them on and off with a clap of the hands or control lighting with their voice.
The Philips Hue smart mood lighting allows individuals to, “control up to 10 lights in a single room with a Bluetooth-enabled LED bulb and the Hue Bluetooth app.”
What’s super cool about the Philips Hue Bluetooth app is that you can choose your lighting from a wide variety of handpicked light scenes to fit every occasion. The Phillips Hue smart mood lighting is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to turn the lights on and off and more.