Technology moves at a rapid pace. With new gadgets and gizmos on the market every week, it can be hard to sort through the tools that might be useful to you if you’re aging in place or ones that are just shiny objects that do not have much functionality at all that will be helpful.
We wanted to put together a list of tools that may actually be helpful for you so that you don’t have to.
- MedMinder: This is the pill box of the future. When it’s time to take your medications you will get alerts to remind you. Not only will you get alerted, but your caregivers will too if you don’t take your meds on the scheduled day or time.
- Starkey Livio Hearing Aides: This is the next generation of hearing aides which uses AI to customize the aide to your own personalized needs. These hearing aides will suppress noises that they know you don’t want to hear.
- Apple Watch: The must-have tech toy for many, this “toy” is very useful in so many ways if you are aging in place. With a built in electrocardiogram and can detect irregularities in your heartbeat. Also, if you fall, it will automatically dial 911 to send help. The watch does require an iPhone 6 or higher to function.
- SmartSole: This insole can be put into your shoe so that if you wander off you can easily be found by your caregiver. This is an especially powerful tool for those with cognitive issues.
In a world full of technology it can be overwhelming sometimes, but with the right tech put to good use, technology can make living an independent life safer and more attainable.