Do you have a parent or grandparent that would still like to live on their own that you worry about? 95% of people age 75 and older say that they want to stay in their own home indefinitely. This presents a potential problem for them as well as the family members who care about them. The possibility that they may fall with no one to help them up, that they may need assistance with various household chores and activities, and that they may even forget to take important medications is a very scary thought. Fortunately, there are various helpful gadgets that will make the lives of the elderly and aging much easier, happier, and most importantly safer.
1. Vacuum Cleaning Robot
When we’re younger, we don’t realize how much work and strength it actually takes to vacuum a house. The iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot scours floors for dirt and dust with the push of a button to activate the robot. Also, if they drop food on the ground and cannot bend down to clean it up they can let the Roomba do it for them!
2. Sound Amplified Large Button Telephone
A Sound Amplified Large Button Telephone will reduce difficulty of making phone calls for people who are sight impaired. This can be extremely important and useful in the event of an emergency if reading glasses are not nearby.
3. Wireless Personal Emergency Response System
This system comes with a wearable pendant that can be pressed in the event of an emergency. In the event of a fall or an emergency, the person wearing the pendant can simply press the button and it will call an Emergency Monitoring Center, or a programmed contact of your choice. When an elderly person lives alone, there is nothing more dangerous than a slip or fall and a major health issue with no one around to help. With a Wireless Personal Emergency Response System, help can be contacted at the press of a button.
4. Doorbell Alert Strobe Light
People who are hearing impaired will not have to worry about the possibility of not hearing the doorbell with the Wireless Door Chime with Strobe Light Alert. This handy strobe light will make sure that the door does not go unanswered.
5. Monitoring System
If the person you are monitoring gives their permission, it is also a good idea to have a monitoring camera set up in that person’s house in the event that you cannot reach them and worry that they may be in trouble. With the INSTEON Wireless Security IP Camera with Pan, Tilt and Night Vision, you can check on your loved one from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
The Stanley Electrical Indoor TimerMax Digislim Daily Digital Lamp Timer turns electrical devices On and Off automatically. The program repeats daily and has a polarized outlet and a LCD screen with visual indicators. The slim design does not block a second outlet leaving it open for a second timer or any other plug.
Regulate a room’s temperature easily with the Thru-Wall Room-to-Room Fan. This variable-speed, in-wall ventilation system moves warm or cool air quietly and efficiently from a comfortable room to another, saving far more energy and money than installing space heaters or window air conditioners. The Thru-Wall Room-to-Room Fan installs in any frame wall from 3.75″ to 6.5″ thick. The 360-degree rotating grille can be painted to match your room’s décor. At high speed, the Thru-Wall Room-to-Room Fan moves up to 200 cubic feet of air per minute, 100 cubic feet of air on low speed. Simply turn a knob to adjust the speed. You can also adjust the rotating grille to change the airflow direction according to your comfort level.
The Sturdi Products SturdiBag Flexible Height Pet Carrier is most suitable for all cats and most small to medium breed dogs up to 25 pounds. Dog breeds such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Jack Russell Terriers travel comfortably in this size carrier. Many professional animal trainers and exhibitors who travel with cats and dogs extensively prefer SturdiBag because it is simply the best in-cabin, light weight, flex-height pet carrier available. Whether it is used on a plane, in the car, or for carrying on foot, your pet will be comfortable and safe in a SturdiBag cat or small dog carrier.
- Durable 600 Denier Polyester
- Feather light construction
- Adjustable 4-point padded shoulder strap & leather hand grip
- Retractable privacy flaps on all mesh windows
- Seatbelt safety straps
- Interior fleece pad secured by Velcro
- Zipper Security Clips a tether for safety and security included
Designed for easy use and quick installation and packed with convenient features, this thermostat gives homeowners the ability to remotely manage their home’s temperature and save money by reducing energy consumption. It can easily integrate with other Z-Wave enabled home automation devices. Homeowners can enjoy the benefits of the Z-Wave technology while trusting the comfort control and quality only available from Honeywell.
Offering you the ability to program each day differently and to customize temperatures for four periods per day, this thermostat makes it easy to heat or cool your home for optimum comfort. It features exclusive Honeywell Smart Response Technology and a feature that enables Auto Changes from Heating to Cooling, which continually adjust the pre-heating or cooling of your home for effective results and precise comfort control within 1°F of your desired temperature.
Liberate your home from the web of wires and delight in the freedom of wireless! It all begins with the NuVo Gateway, the core of the wireless, room-to-room music network. The Gateway connects to your home router and provides the robust, music-only network that is the backbone of the high-fidelity audio capabilities of the NuVo players.
Using the latest Wi-Fi protocol, the Gateway is able to reliably send music, from your home network or streamed from all over the world, to multiple players throughout your system. So you can feel comfortable adding player after player to your system while still not losing a beat of quality. The Gateway makes your ideal music experience possible.
The Gateway is needed with the P100 and P200 Players.
- Allows all of your Nuvo players to talk to each other and play through every zone
- Delivers fast and crystal clear audio content through its 802.11n wireless protocol
- Concurrently uses 2.4 and 5.6 Ghz bands to avoid any type of intereference
- Extended range allows you to send music throughout your entire home and even outside areas
- Easy setup: just connect to your home router and your system automatically streams audio from the internet
The Black Swann RC Helicopter is designed to impress with its built-in video camera. The video camera records to a 1GB micro SD memory card (supports up to 32GB) and has a recording time of 10 minutes at 450MB AVI video. Recording can be started and stopped with the push of a button on the helicopter’s remote control. It has a powerful 27MHz radio frequency transmission that allows for flying up to 100 feet away and its lightweight construction makes it perfectly suited for indoor flying.