The majority of older Americans wish to stay home longer, care for themselves more and remain as independent as possible. If this sounds like you, then it may be time to consider looking into some of these technologies that simplify aging in place and allow you to age in your own home. If you feel that any of these products would benefit you, do not hesitate to check them out. You never know when they could save your life while also allowing you to remain independent.
Emergency medical alarms are becoming more and more popular with elderly individuals that wish to age in place. These monitors allow you to call 911 with the touch of a button should you fall or have a serious health concern. Since many of these are now wearable, you never have to worry about not having your alarm with you. You can also set them up to call a friend or family member, ambulance, or a nurse. They best part is that it comes in a mobile version, allowing you to have that safety when you’re on the go.
At Home Health Monitor
Health monitors such as the Honeywell HomMed are fantastic gadgets that simplify aging in place. If you’re not feeling well, you attach the monitor to the end of your finger, and it transmits your blood pressure, heart rate, weight and oxygen levels to the nurse that cares for you. This can save your life, and provide the necessary help when it needed.
Once you reach a certain age, it is not uncommon to be taking 10 to 12 pills or more throughout the day. When you have a reminder that alerts you during the specific times you’re supposed to take your pills, you never have to worry about missing out on that blood pressure medication you were supposed to take an hour ago. They are easy to set and fill, and can hold a week or two of medication at once, depending on how many pills you need to take, and at what frequency.
Safety Element Cooking System
Cooking, being forgetful and being home alone can all signal trouble. When you cook something, and the burners are left on, this can cause a home fire to erupt, putting your life in danger. Instead of having to worry about this, you can instead use a safety element cooking system that covers the burners, and once they reach a certain temperature, will turn off the stove.
Take back your independence and stay at home longer to live a more fulfilled life. Modern technology allows you to age in place while maintaining your health, safety, and independence. Check out our Pioneer Emergency Services blog for additional help and support for aging in place.