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.
This video intercom is not only convenient to use, but more importantly, provides an additional measure of security for you and your family. For residential or commercial applications where access control is a concern, the system safeguards your entrance while remaining user-friendly. Comelit intercoms offer peace of mind because users can safely identify visitors before answering the door. Simply by ringing the doorbell, the system transmits live audio and video directly to the monitor.
Charge all of your family’s important electronic devices in a single unit that can power up to three cell phones, PDAs or iPods at once. The Desktop Family Charging Station is a universal charging station that comes with three easily adjustable holders to secure each device. A compartment in the rear hides adapter cords for a clean appearance. This device can even be wall mounted. Cell phones, PDAs, iPods and charging adapters are sold separately.
- Up to 3 mobile phones/PDAs can be charged simultaneously
- Compartment for hiding/storing adapter cord leaves a clean appearance
- Adjustable holders keep devices secure while charging
Doing so is made easy and convenient with the use of a Sensaphone 400. It is a monitoring system for your residence that is managed via your telephone. It will detect potential disastrous problems and monitor environmental conditions, calling out up to four different numbers when there is a change or abnormal condition; it also allows you to remotely control devices via your telephone or cell phone. It is simple to install, program and operate; no changes to standard electrical or telephone service is required.
There are three sensors built-in to the Sensaphone 400; these sensors detect temperature, loud noise and when there is a power failure. With four hardwired inputs available, additional sensors can be added to monitor such things as a water leak, changes in humidity, outdoor temperature, glass breaking, motion detection and opening windows or doors; you can even monitor environmental conditions such as wind, rain and freezing outdoor temperatures. The Sensaphone offers the added ability to customize the voice message you will receive to describe each alarm. For further peace of mind, if a phone was accidentally left off the hook, the Sensaphone has a line-seize feature which will automatically re-establish a dial tone to make an outgoing alarm call. You also have the ability to use a unique listen-in feature; a built-in a microphone allows you to call in and listen for live activity at any time.
Your Smartphone deserves a smart case and the VAULTkase from Scosche Industries is that product. Designed specifically for the iPhone 5, the VAULTkase features a rear storage compartment that is capable of reducing your pocket clutter by also acting as a wallet. The rear storage compartment can hold up to 3 plastic cards such as a credit card, debit card and ID or any combination needed for the event. The inner compartment is also able to hold several folded bills ($) or even a key. Another beneficial feature of the VAULTkase is with the storage compartment opened it can double as a kickstand for the iPhone. This gives you added convenience to watch media or video chat in landscape without having to hold the phone to do so. The interior of the case is made of shock absorbing rubber which will protect the iPhone from all the inevitable bumps and drops it’ll face on a daily basis. Read more