Set up an alert system
This is one of the first things you’ll want to do. With over 9,500 deaths happening each year in older Americans who fall, it’s essential to make sure that help comes when your parent needs it most.
Having emergency services as close as a push of a button can truly save a life. A system like Bay Alarm Medical offers 24/7 emergency operators with a simple button push, so you never have to worry.
Another danger our parents need to avoid is confusing any medications they’re taking. Medminder offers a timed pill dispenser so no medications are ever taken out of order. Each separate container is locked until it’s time to take the medication.
Some seniors can forget medication, take it more than once, or take them out of order. By making each pill timed, you reduce this risk. It also flashes and beeps when the medication is not taken to remind them to take it.
Give them technology that enhances their lives
Independa TV is a television that allows loved ones to interact. It allows your parent to set reminders, see their schedule, access email, browse the web, video chat with friends and family, and much more. This gives you a chance to keep connected and stay in touch with the whole family.
These technologies are just the tip of the iceberg. As the years continue on, we will begin to see more technology options to improve our lives and our parents lives, giving us a chance to be more connected.