Living alone as a senior citizen can allow you to be independent and self-sufficient. Many senior citizens prefer to live alone rather than being tied down to living with an adult child or in a home for the aged or in an assisted living facility. But living alone can have its own pitfalls and challenges. Some security measures can be taken by the seniors so they can live a secure and carefree life.
With modern technology things have become easier and a lot of security systems and gadgets are available in the market. These safeguards can help you keep safe and lead the lifestyle you desire.
Get organized – An important tip for seniors living alone is to develop a system in your home that allows you to feel and be organized.
Get Backup – A great tip for seniors to feel comfortable and secure is to have back-up supply during an emergency. Especially for times when power goes off, and place it in places where you can find them easily.
Install Smart Lights – Stop fumbling for light switches, install smart lights that turn themselves on when you need them. You can program them to turn on when you enter the room, or set them to a special schedule. From your smartphone you can adjust them from anywhere, whether you are at home or on the go. Installing smart lights means that you will never have to walk in the dark.
Monitored Smoke Alarm – When you are asleep or not at home the smoke alarm may go unheard. A monitored smoke alarm makes sure you know it has gone off.
Smart Home Security – Smart home security uses sophisticated cameras and sensors to keep you safe. The system learns your daily routine and notifies you when something is amiss. You can check the video streams to check who is ringing your doorbell, or be notified if you have left the garage door open. You can even let people to enter your home remotely.
Automatic stove shut off system – We all have our moments when we tend to forget things, but this becomes very dangerous while cooking. Add an automatic stove shut off to reduce accidental fires.
Medical alert system – When you live alone it is important to get help quickly during emergency. A medical alert system provides you help in seconds. Seconds matter during an emergency and a medical alert system gets you immediate help.
Smart home is the term commonly used to define a residence that uses a Home Controller to integrate the automated system of a residence. You can keep a watch on your parents or help them become self-sufficient by help of modern technology. Seniors with the help of automated, modern home tools can now lead a safe and secure life.
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