Aging in place

One of the greatest obstacles to “aging in place” is maintaining a home environment conducive to the gradual decline in physical ability that happens to us all – things like decreased vision, mobility, and strength, and an increased risk of falls. While the idea of implementing new technology can sound overwhelming, the truth is that, done correctly, technology can be simple and intuitive, needing little management once programmed.

So what are we talking about exactly? Common options include smart sockets that monitor home appliances and send alerts when the appliance has been left on. Sensors can be added to just about anything you can imagine, alerting a homeowner or caregiver to a water leak, a gas leak, even help avoid scalding by detecting if bath water is too hot. Temperature in the home can be set automatically, according to the room and time of day. Smart lighting can detect movement, lighting your way out of bed, down the stairs at night, or alerting the hearing impaired that someone is at the door. And access control allows homeowners to see and interact with whomever is at the door without ever opening it.

As you can imagine, this is just the tip of the iceberg! According to Loxone.com, technology can:

  • Promote independence and autonomy
  • Improve confidence and quality of life for elderly people and those with disabilities
  • Help manage potential risks in and around the home
  • Help with memory and recall with visual and audible reminders
  • Offer a non-intrusive way of monitoring loved ones
  • Provide reassurance to carers and relatives

Of course, one single technology isn’t right for everyone, which is why we, at Intelligent Living Solutions, tailor solutions to meet your specific needs. Interested in the possibilities? Join us at the Suburban Indy Home Show (booth #411) this weekend to learn more from our Smart Home experts about how technology can increase you and your loved ones’ safety, security, and quality of life. Experience some of the technology at work, right there at the show. We hope to see you there!

 

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