In a world making rapid technological advancements, there are multiple ways smart devices can grant senior or disabled homeowners more independence, comfort, and convenience. Smart homes are equipped with easy-to-use devices, empowering their users to rely less on external help. At iWired, we partner with Alarm.com to offer devices perfect for users of all ages and abilities. Here are several ways smart homes are aiding disabled and elderly users.
As parents grow older, it’s common to worry about their well-being in their home, so an easy remedy is moving them into your home. However, this is not always feasible due to space or time, and often elderly people don’t want to give up their independence. Phones aren’t always easily accessible, and Alarm.com has the solution: Wellcam. With a Wellcam, you can easily check in with your parents at any point during the day and it comes equipped with a camera and speaker making two-way audio possible. Routine check-ins with your loved ones will give you peace of mind that they are well and will give them the security of knowing someone is watching out for them.
Ensuring your parents are safe through daily activities is necessary, but keeping bad guys out is important as well. They might not be able to defend themselves in the event of a break-in, but 24-hour monitoring by Alarm.com will immediately alert emergency responders if there is an intrusion, fire, or medical emergency. Alarm.com security and wellness can also notify you of any unusual activity. These alerts can also be helpful if your loved one is beginning to wander the property or leave the house at odd hours.
Tracking when your loved ones take their medication is a major task and should not be neglected. Forgetfulness can cause them to neglect their regimen, either taking too little or too much. Intelligent sensors that track and learn the activities of their daily routine can identify anomalies that may signify a problem. The Alarm.com Wellness solution can track medication boxes, helping you know if your parent has taken their scheduled medicine. If they miss the schedule, you can log in to the Alarm.com app and remind them through the Wellcam to take their medication.
Smartphones and tablets aren’t the most user-friendly devices for the elderly or disabled and often leave them feeling discouraged, which is not ideal in an emergency. If an incident occurs and they can reach their Wellcam, the call-out button will connect them directly to you with no dialing required. In addition, the wellness solution can be paired with a Personal Emergency Response (PERS) pendant for easy access. The PERS is extremely helpful if they are far from the Wellcam or have gone outside.
Not only is Alarm.com Wellness easy for your parents to use, but it’s also super simple for you! The Wellcam can connect directly to your Alarm.com app as an extension of your home security system. Checking on your family has never been easier! The Wellcam will show as one of your home devices, and you can quickly check in or stick around for a longer conversation.
Smart home solutions promise to deliver convenience as one of their primary benefits for disabled or elderly users, and they are necessary aids in helping them live comfortable lives. These devices have changed the lives of users who are otherwise dependent on caregivers. As companies create smart devices designed for disabled or elderly users, more people are empowered to live dignified, self-sufficient lifestyles. At iWired, we partner with Alarm.com to provide smart devices that give your parents accessible leisure and control. We know your loved one’s health and happiness are meaningful to you, and we strive to provide peace of mind with wellness monitoring. Contact us today to get started!