When an elderly loved one is diagnosed with an illness that may prevent them from staying at home, the family can sometimes panic and feel helpless. We all want to live independently for as long as we can. However, the cost of in home care can be extraordinary and cost-prohibitive for many families. Technology has entered into the senior market and is helping seniors stay in their homes longer. Through home automation systems that connect sensors and smart devices with a wireless hub, family members can monitor when their love ones open doors, eat, wake up in the mornings, and leave their grounds. Family members can check in and monitor all of these behaviors from their smartphones. These sensors and devices are constantly improving and hopefully will continue to extend the amount of time a person can live independently.
CNN recently published this article HERE regarding technology and senior living.
If you or a loved one has any questions about long-term care, please call your hometown law office of Townes & Woods, P.C. at 205-631-4019.