Safe Senior living is much easier these days
As most families are in full Holiday Season mode, we are constantly being bombarded by advertisements pushing the latest and greatest technology. However, take a moment to remember the last time you saw an advertisement for technology related to Senior Citizens. As we clamor for the next best cell phone, it's important to remember that for similar costs, you can buy peace of mind with your elder loved ones this Holiday Season. In this three-part blog series we will outline some of the most practical and interesting technology that can help keep your elder loved one safe at home.
Top Wearable Sensor Technologies
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of five falls among Senior Citizens over the age of 65 result in broken bones or a head injury. A twenty percent chance of falling and having a serious injury is a scary statistic, and the first line of defense should be to alter your loved one's home to help prevent those falls from even occurring. However, a great compliment to altering your living situation is preventative/assistive wearable technology to help keep your loved one safe. This list outlines three types of wearable technology that will keep your elderly loved one safe while alone.
- Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS):
- Vital Signs and Movement Monitors:
- Wearable Clothing Airbags:
Wearable Technology Is the Future
With Baby Boomers being the largest generation to ever hit retirement, this market is poised for some really great innovations to keep wearable technology a safe and cost-effective way to take care of your loved ones. Although this type of technology is not as glamorous as a new cell phone or smart TV, think twice this holiday season about what technology you spend your money on - buying peace of mind will outlive any new gadget fad.