Remember when only two wires came into your home carrying electricity and the telephone? If you do, you’re at the age when you are probably preparing for retirement or considering aging in place.
Most of us already have Internet providers, security companies or cable suppliers wired into our homes. These services are all expanding into home automation. So now might be the time to put one of those extra wires to good use by automating your home and laying the groundwork to maintain your future independence and comfort.
The aging-in-place movement helps seniors preserve quality of life while remaining in their own homes. Because we are all more comfortable and feel more independent at home, it focuses on keeping folks at home longer.
Everyone’s heard horror stories about seniors injured by falls, not turning off appliances and causing fires, or taking medications improperly. By merging home automation with aging in place, seniors can enjoy a more comfortable experience in their home, increase safety through monitoring and reminder services — and reduce family members’ worries.
Today, a swipe of a finger across a smartphone seems to make anything simpler, even home automation. Technology can help reduce the likelihood of unfortunate incidents while supporting aging in place. Automation not only grants seniors control over their living space, it provides the ability to quickly and easily call for help when there’s a medical or safety emergency.