Home Monitoring for Aging Adults and Senior Citizens
April 19, 2018
Advances in medicine mean that more of us are living longer than ever before. Besides longevity and health, independence is a prime concern for many aging adults. StatNews mentions a wide variety of technologies that help seniors live active and independent lives in their own homes, but for many people, the simplest solutions work best.
Of course, not everyone reading this will be older adults buying for themselves. As CBS News reports, more and more of us are finding ourselves caring for those who once raised and cared for us. Since life and all that goes with it — bills, jobs, and the like — doesn’t always allow us to be full-time caregivers, technology has stepped up to fill the gap.
We’ve helped many in the Chicagoland area find some much-needed peace of mind through real-time home monitoring.
Home Security Features for Older Adults
Each homeowner’s needs are different, but many of the older adults we’ve helped during our 35 years in business appreciate the systems we’ve customized for their needs. There are a few key components worth looking out for when choosing a home monitoring system.
Cameras and Sensors
These have come a long way in recent years. Modern security cameras can “see” in near-complete darkness, while motion sensors can keep your home safe from intruders inside and out.
Smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detection systems save countless homes and lives daily. Rather than taking the risk of being overcome in your sleep, it’s best to have these detection systems on standby.
When the weather is unpredictable — going from balmy one day to freezing the next — a conventional thermostat may not be the best choice for your home. Smart thermostats can be monitored and adjusted from your smartphone so the temperature’s always just right.
Medical Alert Devices
Whether it’s chest pains or a slip and fall, many of us fear whether help would arrive in time if the worst should happen. Medical alert devices allow you to summon emergency services at the touch of a button and ensure that you’re never truly alone. This feature is especially important for seniors at home alone while family members are at work.
This is what ties all of the above together, and it’s the one feature that brings many the most peace of mind, especially when it comes to ensuring senior safety. With our smartphone application, you’ll always know what’s going on in your home. However, our remote monitoring also gives you the comfort that comes with knowing we’re keeping a vigilant eye on your home and your loved ones.
Pay Attention to Home Monitoring Packages
Nearly every home security service offers multiple tiers of service, and Security Doctors is no exception. Each home security package will have particular strengths for certain needs like elderly monitoring, which makes some a better fit than others. Feel free to discuss your needs and concerns with us to ensure the right level of service.
Why Security Doctors?
Security Doctors provides home security for your home and everyone in it, at every stage of life. To find out how we can help you with your home safety needs, we invite you to contact us for a free Chicago home security consultation today. We’ll give you answers and solutions with a personal touch!