It’s difficult knowing your mom is home alone all day and night. When you can’t be there, you may wonder if she’s gotten out of bed and showered okay. Has she eaten? Is she doing okay? With today’s technology, there are ways to help keep your mom safe. Here are three technological devices to install in your mom’s home.
Place security cameras in high-traffic areas of your mom’s house. Place a camera pointing in areas where she’s most likely to fall and that gets a lot of foot traffic, such as the living room or kitchen. Scan the cameras periodically through the week to make sure she’s out of bed, dressed, and doing okay.
Do you worry about strangers going to the door and scamming your mom? With a video doorbell that won’t happen. You get an alert if someone’s at the door. With the app and two-way radio, you can talk to the person at the door. If it’s a valid visitor, such as the HVAC technician scheduled to clean the furnace, you can direct your mom to let that technician in. If it’s not, you can tell her to keep the door locked and direct the person to leave.
Have you seen the latest Amazon Alexa ad where a grandson gets his grandfather an Alexa Show? The grandfather doesn’t seem especially thrilled at first. The grandson sets a reminder so that Alexa will tell his grandfather when to eat his favorite dessert. Fast forward and the grandfather is happily using Alexa to play the same song his grandson was singing.
Voice assistants are handy tools for so many reasons. They offer reminders like when to take medications, what is on the daily schedule, or where your mom put her purse or another item of value. They can play music, read books, news, or recipes, and look up any fact that’s needed. They can also play games with you, turn on the lights in different rooms, and find a movie or show to watch.
Don’t rely on technology alone to help your mom age in place. Pair the recommended devices with regular visits from a home care agency. Technology is no substitute for another person’s care. Your mom will have a home care aide to laugh with, talk to, and run errands with. Call now to arrange home care services.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE IS CONSIDERING HOME CARE IN YOUNGTOWN, AZ, CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY (623) 748-3301.