5 Ways Technology Can Help Seniors Stay Independent

Posted on: February 24th, 2018 by ValleyHomeMedicalSupplyBlogger

Are you worried about mom and dad aging safely in-home? There’s an app for that. Since February is Senior Independence Month, we’re going to focus on a few modern technologies that can give you peace of mind and help your parents stay in their home longer:

  1. Home delivered Food.


More grocery stores than ever are now offering home delivery via online orders. If mom or dad are uncomfortable using a computer, you could offer to help set it up for them initially. You could also offer to shop for them. Just ask for their list and have the items sent to them. The best part about this solution is that you don’t even have to live in the same town. With a few clicks, you have helped make their lives that much easier!


  1. Medical Alerts.


If you’re worried about mom or dad having a fall, a medical alert system could give all of you peace of mind. These are the devices that are worn around a lanyard that they can push to call for help if they’ve had a fall.


  1. Surveillance System.


Another thing to consider is a home video surveillance system. As these devices become simpler and more affordable, it can help keep them safe if they live in an area with burglaries. Since many of them can be checked from a tablet or smart phone, it can also allow you to check in on them from time to time.


  1. Automated medication dispensing systems.


Touted as a “smart pill box,” these systems look like the traditional weekly medication dispenser, but they take it a step further. Most of them include alerts that let your loved one know when it’s time to take a dose. Others will even alert you when they haven’t been complaint with their medication!


  1. Health Tracker.


Even moderate daily activity can help increase your loved one’s overall strength, which decreases their chances of a fall and increases their ability to perform activities on their own. Devices such as FitBits or others like it can help them track how active they’ve been in a given day, encouraging them to stay healthy.

We’re all about helping senior citizens stay independent longer! That’s why we offer aging in-place home modifications. In addition to the above suggestions, these modifications can really help your loved one stay safe. Visit or give us a call today to learn more!

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