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In-Home Devices

SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY – For most seniors, independence is very important. Home assistive devices can help seniors handle everyday tasks, and can be especially helpful for seniors who may have cognitive or motor impairments. These devices include LED lighting, auto stove shut-off systems, smart thermostats, home security systems, smart outlets, smart smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, smart garage openers, or smart cookware.

VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS – Smart devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomePod can be extremely helpful to seniors of all ages. Though they might take some getting used to at first, virtual assistants can help seniors in all facets of everyday life—from reading a recipe out loud while preparing dinner, to compiling a dictated grocery list. In homes equipped with smart devices, such as smart thermostats or locks, virtual assistants can regulate temperature or increase security via voice commands. Seniors can also call their family members or friends without having to dial a phone or remember a phone number. These devices allow seniors to listen to audiobooks out loud, hear weather forecasts, and stay updated on recent events

Nearly 20% of seniors aged 70+ say they find it difficult to — or cannot — live independently and accomplish daily tasks without assistance from caregivers or community resources.

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