Smart, Internet of Things technology can help senior citizens lead independent, fulfilling lives
One in five people in the United States is projectedto be 65 years of age or older by 2030. And— with the aging of more racially and ethnically diverse generations, the senior population aged 65-79 in 2030 is projected to be nearly one-third minority.
It’s really time to start thinking about caring for aging loved ones, or even your own care and how you can live independently and happily into the future.
Technology is becoming the best means for smart, secure elder care.
Home 8 is a security and safety technology company that recently launched a series of Smart Care Ultra-secure Starter Kits.
These kits are comprised of a variety of Internet-connected devices that are designed for the elderly.
The Elder Care Ultra-secure Starter Kit includes two tracking sensors that securely log daily activities, an HD camera that rotates 300 degrees, which can be used to remotely view and check in on an elderly family member, and a panic button.
The Home8 app works the Elder Care Kit’s activity tracker to allow customers to track daily activities of an elderly loved one, or that person’s caregiver. Additionally, the wearable panic button allows the senior person to quickly receive assistance in case of an emergency.
Home 8’s Medication Adherence Ultra-secure Starter Kit is an automated medication dispenser system. It helps caregivers with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients keep the patient’s medication intake on track, increasing their dignity, independence, and quality of life.
The Medication Adherence kit holds 28 slots of medicine, creates an audible alert when it’s time to take it, and sends a push notification to authorized users when a dose is missed. The included HD camera can help verify when medication is taken and the patient’s health condition.
The Medication Tracking Ultra-secure Starter Kit keeps track of medication intake. The included Twist HD camera verifies when medication is taken.
These smart care kits are available without any monthly fees, contracts or installation hassles.