Aging in Place with Smart Home Technology

July 12th, 2022

Many people over the age of 65 choose to stay in their current home and community as they age. This is commonly known as aging in place. Many baby boomers want to remain independent and crave competition and physical activity. These seniors also happen to be one of the bigger demographics when it comes to tech consumers.

With more smart home devices entering the market, baby boomers are welcoming this new technology as it comes and is favoring it for its convenience, safety, and the opportunity it presents to allow them to remain active and independent.

Below, you will find a few good reasons to retire in a smart home.

Simplify Tasks

Since some seniors are already used to using smartphones, it will be easy for them to learn how to also use a smart home mobile app. You will quickly find that it offers both convenience and simplicity when it comes to tackling home management tasks.

With the app and smart home technology, you can turn appliances on and off, control the lights and door locks around the home, and even control and monitor the thermostat. All it takes is a simple touch of a button to accomplish all these tasks.

You can avoid having to make another trip up or down the stairs because you forgot to turn off a light and if you forget your keys, no problem. Open your door using the smart home app.

Keep in Touch with Family

It is also a good way to keep in touch with family and loved ones. When you add these people to your network, they can check in on you remotely through the video feed. You can also program the system, so you can allow access to specific people.

If your family can't get a hold of you for some reason and want to check-in and make sure everything is okay, they can check the app to see that you are safe - as long as they have been permitted to do so.

Stay on Track

Finally, if anything happens at your Chico home like a fire or one of your security alarms goes off, you and your specified family members will be immediately notified.

You can also have sensors installed around the home so that all alerts are forwarded to caregivers and family members as well as yourself about when you should be taking certain medications. They can also remind you of any other tasks you may have to do that day.

It is a great way to stay on track and remember everything that needs to be done.

Retain Your Independence

With your smart home system, you can retain that independence you have grown accustomed to while also having the convenience and peace of mind knowing that everything is protected and secure.

For more information on smart home systems and other security features you can have for your home in Chico, CA, contact your local security company. You will quickly find that there are many other ways you can age in place with smart home technology.

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With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators