The holidays are here. Family gatherings are a great time to assess how your parents are doing. When your parent needs help with activities of daily living, it is difficult for children living out of town to help them. This is particularly true when a parent is unsteady on their feet. You can’t help them if you don’t know that they have fallen.
Technology provides many options for family members not living in the home to monitor a parent’s safety. There are devices that can detect a fall, notify family members, and call for help. Strategically placed cameras can help as well.
Sometimes a parent will resist these devices when directly approached about them. The holidays tend to remove this barrier. Presenting a device as a holiday gift puts a positive spin on the gesture. You might say something like “just in case something happens, Mom. It gives me peace of mind that someone will know early that you need help.”
A quick Google search on Amazon will show you many options on technology-based services and equipment: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Safety-Products-Elderly/s?k=Home+Safety+Products+for+Elderly . You will be surprised by all that is available.
Look for more information on technology-based services and equipment that help in keeping seniors safe at home. You will be surprised by all that is available.