Electronic Gadgets and Devices For Seniors
If you’re looking for electronic devices to make your loved one’s life easier, you’ve come to the right place! Modern technology offers a wide range of benefits to older adults that will improve their quality of life and simplify their day-to-day tasks. If the senior in your life has trouble seeing, hearing, and moving, a few handy gadgets can help make their lives easier and keep them safe as they live happily and independently.
Medical Alert System
Emergency response systems come in various forms, each with a unique setup. Most medical alert systems call for help during emergencies in case of a fall. The auto fall detection is triggered by a sudden downward movement followed by complete inactivity. This feature notifies the monitoring center even if the victim is unconscious or not strong enough to press the panic button. Medical alert systems reassure families that the seniors in their lives are taken care of when they aren’t around. These alert systems also make it easier for older individuals to live alone and feel independent knowing that help is on the way in case of emergency.
Mobility, hearing, and vision decrease as we age. For this reason, video doorbells are excellent devices to help keep seniors safe at home. These doorbells will loudly alert seniors when someone is at the door to avoid missing an important delivery or expected visitor. The device will also display the front porch and surrounding areas on a larger screen so the senior in your life can easily distinguish who is at the door. Not only does the video doorbell prevent opening the door to strangers, but it helps the elderly know who is at the door without having to stand up and strain their eyes.
Robotic vacuums are today’s best housekeeping helpers! Just plop the robovac down and watch it pick up pet hair, crumbs, and dust from all types of flooring—including rugs. They are steady, durable, and monitor the area to ensure no spaces go uncleaned. Robovacs are ideal for seniors with limited mobility who cannot bend, crouch, or hold brooms steady anymore. Many robotic vacuums also include a charging station that automatically removes the debris from the device, making it easier for an aging user to dispose of. Thankfully, these popular housekeeping robots come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. These accessible house aides do the work so your loved one avoids slips and falls caused by strenuous movements their aging bodies can no longer handle.
With limited sight and mobility, the senior in your life may struggle to change the thermostat to their liking. Smart thermostats come with easy-to-use configurations that help improve the elderly’s quality of life. Innovative technology allows you to schedule temperature changes in the home, and guess what? Many smart thermostats even learn your habits and program themselves! If the senior in your life is visually impaired, you can install large touch-screen panels with big numbers. If they are limited in mobility, you can place these panels in easy-to-reach places or even teach them to change the thermostat from an app on their phones. This way, they wouldn’t have to lift anything but a finger.
Automatic Pet Feeder
Seniors often feel isolated when living alone, which leads them to seek out the company of pets. Pets of any kind are scientifically proven to boost moods and keep the brain healthy. They are beneficial to individuals suffering from conditions such as depression, dementia, and heart disease. Seniors may also need official service animals that assist with disabilities and impaired motor skills. Whether your elderly loved one has a pet or service animal, they may need some extra assistance to take care of their faithful companion. Automatic pet feeders are a fantastic way to ensure their pets get nourished without much effort. They can be programmed to dispense food at any time of the day and managed through a smartphone app. These pet feeders keep food fresh and cool (which is particularly important for wet food) to help your loved one care for their companion with peace of mind.
Century Medical Center
The Century Medical Center is dedicated to providing geriatric patients and their families with the best possible care. Speak with a Century physician to understand your loved one’s needs; let’s help them maintain a high quality of life together.