5 Smart Home Devices for Aging in Place
If you or members of your family are getting older, you might be interested in modifying your home so that it is safer and easier to manage. The Roman Electric team has assembled this list of smart home devices for aging in place.
- Automatic Stove Turn-Off Device
Leaving the stove on is a huge fire hazard, but a new advancement has practically eliminated this risk. Automatic stove shut-off devices are one of the best fire prevention products on the market today. These electric devices sense when you have left the kitchen, or are distracted for a period of time, and shut the stove off automatically.
Stove shut-off devices are especially helpful for loved ones with diminished memory. They will stay safe from kitchen fires, all while maintaining their independence.
- A Smart Light Switch
Everyone knows the feeling of lying in bed, ready to fall asleep, then realizing you have to get up and cross the room to turn the light off. What a pain! For some senior individuals, navigating back to bed in the dark greatly increases risk of falling. Smart light switches enable you to control the lights in your home from your phone, or program the time your lights come on and off every day. These light switches eliminate the need to get up, cross the room, turn the light off, and navigate your home and its spaces in the dark.
- Smart Locks
Smart locks are excellent home safety improvements for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Memory loss makes it difficult to remember to lock your doors and take your keys. With a smart lock, you can lock and unlock your door with either a key or your phone.
Smart locks are especially helpful if you are concerned about a loved one wandering away from their home. These advanced locks enable family members and caregivers to ensure doors are locked from a remote location so there is no chance your loved one can get lost. Furthermore, their wifi connectivity allows you to monitor those entering and exiting you home – an extra layer of security.
- Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats are one of the best money-saving smart home devices available today. These thermostats learn a homeowner’s patterns, cooling and heating needs, and weather of the local environment to develop an AC schedule that optimizes energy efficiency. For you or your elderly family members, smart thermostats can eliminate your worries about your home’s temperature and energy efficiency.
- Smart Refrigerators
Smart Refrigerators are especially helpful for caregivers. A smart refrigerator will track how much and what type of food has been eaten. This information lets caregivers know that an individual is receiving proper nutrition in their diet. Furthermore, smart refrigerators are wifi-enabled, allowing you to check if you really need that gallon of milk, or if you already have one at home, all while walking through the grocery store.
Interested in smart home devices for aging in place? Call 414-771-5400 to get them installed!
The professional electricians of Roman Electric can help you install these devices, and more, to optimize your home’s safety and manageability. For the best service in Milwaukee, give us a call!