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Technology for the Elderly / Making Aging in Place Possible

Thanks to technology, modern advances, smartphone apps and new devices we can prevent our aging loved ones from moving into a nursing home longer.

Technologies for the elderly offer us a peace of mind and allow for our aging loved ones to remain put in the comfort of their own homes. Many seniors prefer to keep their independence and prolong moving into a nursing home facility. Thanks to strides of innovation, “aging in place”– the ability to live in one’s own home as confidently and comfortably, is now possible. Many of these technologies are affordable as well.

We decided to look into the top technologies for the elderly. With so many options to choose from, here are a few that caught our attention:

Be Close // More than an Emergency Button it’s A Complete 24/7 Safety Net

Be Close has since been adopted by “Alarm.Com Wellness” – With the added enhancements of Be Close, the leading home security solution now offers an additional peace of mind with 24/7 emergency response for intrusion, fire, AND medical emergencies.

  • Offers a peace of mind with monitoring and alerts / Manage your aging loved-one’s activity, like how much time is spent in bed, a favorite chair or out of the house.
  • Easy to use rules and schedules allow you to automate lights, thermostats, locks and security. Caregivers can remotely check on settings and adjust if needed through a mobile app.
  • Intelligent sensors track and recognize daily activities to better identify and notify when anomalies occur.

GrandCare System technology-for-elderly_grandcare

GrandCare is a suite of technologies designed to reduce home care costs and enable family members, health care professionals and caregivers to monitor and care for seniors remotely.

  • The heart of the GrandCare System is a large touchscreen in the residence which provides the individual with social communications, instructions, reminders, medication prompts, and web-based entertainment.
  • Includes monitoring for activity, wellness, communication and socialization; GrandCare has it all.

Walk Joy // Catch Them Before they Fall

WalkJoy replaces the lost sensation of your foot striking the ground by providing a signal to healthy nerves around your knee. By restoring more normal walking you may be able to increase mobility, safety and socialization.

  • Each unit contains a small computer and sensors to measure the angle and speed during leg movement. WalkJoy provides a vibration to the nerves below your knee to replace the sensation you used to have.
  • WalkJoy stores your data so your therapist or doctor can track improvements in the way you walk.

Respond Well

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or working to prevent an injury, sticking to a daily rehab routine is hard. Respond Well makes the process a little easier with a fun experience to keep users motivated and engaged!

  • Patient Engagement / Personalize the experience by selecting your music, digital instructor, and 3D environment and difficulty level.
  • Patient Education / Digital instructors tell you exactly what to do and will even correct your technique when they need too.
  • Convenience / Work with your physician or therapist to create routines and exercises accessed through any browser or home-use system.

Pocket Finder // GPS Senior Tracker technology-for-elderly_-pocketfinder

PocketFinder GPS Senior Tracker helps families track elderly loved ones or just keep up with remote family members who simply need monitoring.

  • Real time alerts when tracker is out of zone
  • Smartphone or tablets show location on Google Maps every 2-minutes
  • Tracker easily fits into pants, jacket pocket or strapped to a belt
  • Only tracks when in motion to conserve battery power
  • Unlimited number of users may view PocketFinder location

Guardian Medical Monitoring Caregiver Connect technology-for-elderly_-guardian-home-caregiver-connect

Care Giver Connect is an addition to the Guardian Help Button (life alert) and gives you the benefit of direct connection to a caregiver, nurse or family member, anytime day or night.

  • 2-way speaker capabilities
  • Connects you to Guardian’s 24-hour Medical Monitoring and Command Center
  • Help from caring, well-trained professionals in the first critical moments of an emergency

technology-for-elderly_-nest-camNest Cam // Keep an Eye on What Matters

The Nest Cam Indoor security camera is designed to help you look after your home and family – even when you’re away.

  • Records everything just in case
  • Alerts you when something happens. If Nest Cam thinks something’s up, it’ll send a phone alert or email with an image from the event.
  • The Nest Cam is very affordable, starting at just $199

Independa // The Television that Defines what it Means to Thrive in Place

This device is made for elderly who watch a lot of tv. IndependaTV transforms passive watching into a world of social engagement with friends and family.

  • Care from anywhere
  • Simple video and chat messaging
  • Event and med reminders
  • Health measures and reports
  • All-in-One caregiver dashboard

Tab Safe // In-Home Medication Dispensing System technology-for-elderly_tabsafe

TabSafe is an easy-to-use, in-home medication dispenser.

  • The device organizes medications, reminds users to take medicines at prescribed times, drops them in a cup and makes follow up phone calls before a dose time is missed.
  • Provides reports on user’s adherence and inventory
  • Improves medication adherence to over 96% (National average is 49%)

TV Ears technology-for-elderly_-tv-ears

Helps people hear television dialog clearly while eliminating complaints about loud volume or need to buy expensive hearing aids.

  • Voice clarifying circuitry, Television and headset volume function separately
  • Starting at $129.95