Enriching the Lives of Seniors Through Technology and In-Home Care

In October, Always Best Care wrote a post on our blog that explained how wearable technology monitors heart rate, biometrics, and how they can be a valuable asset to non-medical caregivers, allowing them to gather more accurate information about their senior client.

As the senior population continues to grow each year, dynamic technologies like GPS and sensors centered on senior involvement can help elderly family members stay at home longer. As a continuation of our previous blog post, we have listed 3 technologies that have the potential to change and improve home care services in the coming years:

  1. Sensors – Sensors are being used by more caregivers than ever before, and can be placed on windows, doors, and in many other places around a senior’s home. These sensors can alert caretakers when their elderly patient has difficulty in the bathroom, falls down, or even vital signs.
  2. GPS – In the event that a senior is away from their home, GPS allows family members or caregivers the ability to pinpoint their whereabouts in the event of an emergency. GPS is often used with Alzheimer’s patients.
  3. Robotics – Companies like iRobot have developed products that assist with vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing and even outdoor chores. For seniors, this can reduce the need for housekeeping and the high risk of injuries during household chores.

Many more impressive devices and technologies will be unveiled in the future. These technological devices, coupled with compassionate in-home care, have the potential to enrich the lives of seniors across the Country, and help home care agencies provide the best care possible.