New Tech in Senior Homes: 4 Must-Have Smart Home Technologies
At Continyou Care, we are always excited to read about new up-and-coming technological advancements in healthcare and the senior industry. In this article, we want to talk about smart home systems and how they are already pushing the senior industry forward and will continue to do so for many years to come!
A lot of us, seniors or not, are already starting to employ smart technology in our own homes. For most of us, it’s a matter of convenience, but for seniors, it can be much more than that. Here are some examples of how smart technology can help a senior in their day-to-day living:
- Smart lighting, like Domalys, ensures dark hallways, entryways, stairways etc. are always lit at appropriate times or when motion is detected
- Smart plugs, like Wemo, which have timers can be used to make sure heaters and fans are on when it is too cold or too hot, making sure the temperature of any given room is safe.
- Home security cameras, like Ring, which can be connected to a loved one’s smart device and monitored, not just for stereotypical security risks like break ins, but to ensure the senior has not had a fall and is healthy
- Wearable technology now means that seniors can wear a device, like a wristwatch, that can monitor their vital signs and alert a loved one or carer of possible health issues. Many of these devices also carry fall detection, like FallCall, meaning a loved one or a carer is immediately notified should a senior suffer a fall, and get the help they need.
Senior Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities
Smart systems don’t just have to be employed in personal homes. These new systems allow for greater monitoring and safety levels in many senior homes and long-term care facilities too. Knowing that technology will alert staff should a resident be in distress takes a lot of pressure off of staff, allowing them time to focus on making the residents’ experience in your senior home or long-term care facility the best it can possibly be.
When it comes to taking stress off of your staff, the Continyou Care solution is designed to not only do just that but to improve your bottom line, too. Our data-centric solution built for staff, residents, and management turns a simple iPad into a powerful tool to help you improve resident happiness, reduce staff turnover, and increase revenue and profits. To find out more about our solution, click here!