As you or somebody you love matures in age, the way you interact with the world may change. And while getting older means getting wiser, sometimes it can also feel like some things are getting harder. Thankfully, you never have to feel that way in the comfort of your own home. This is because of specialized innovations for seniors that have been created and perfected to make life easier.
Specialized Innovations That Are Perfect For Seniors
Specialized Innovations for Mobility
Walk-in Tub for Seniors
We all know that bathrooms can be pretty tricky. Still, safety no longer has to be an issue when simple additions like higher toilets, safety bars, curbless showers, and walk-in tubs for older adults or seniors are widely available in the market.
The tubs, primarily, provide seniors with the same comfort and indulgence that a bath would typically provide without the trouble of stepping in and out. This is especially useful for those who may require a little extra assistance when it comes to bathing.
Additionally, those who have conditions that can be alleviated with a good soak can really benefit from this.
Stair assists have had many iterations, including the popular chair lift. With new technology helping these lifts maneuver smoother and even accommodate different stairwells and curved banisters, it’s become much easier to install in a variety of homes regardless of style.
This makes mobility a non-issue, especially if the alternative would be for the senior to have to move to a single-story place.
Specialized Innovations for the Home
Perfect for seniors navigating an increasingly tech-dependent world, these remove the need to sort through gadgets or apps manually. These voice-activated assistants can also make it possible for residents to simply give verbal requests that can range from turning the lights in a room on and off to dialing a family member.
With the variety of commands that can be given, this reduces the need for the senior to have to go all around their home to get things done. These virtual helpers can make doing mundane tasks more efficient as they can also be routed or accessed anywhere there is wi-fi in the home.
To top it off, many seniors actually enjoy using this technology in their day-to-day activities as a form of entertainment thanks to its features like connecting to streaming sites and music.
These can be applied for a variety of home uses, particularly for lighting and security. In places that lighting would be immediately necessary, like the bathroom or garage, a motion-activated light would reduce the need to have to go fumbling for a switch.
A doorbell or CCTV cameras that automatically activate a recording feed based on movement in a particular range also ensure that every senior’s home is protected and well-monitored. Some of these doorbells are even outfitted so that cameras connected to them can send a live feed to a monitor so that the resident need not go to the door whenever the buzzer rings.
Just from the feed, they can already see who it is and if they need to call for assistance.
Even if a senior resident is still very fit and able, these additions can make home life much more manageable. Whether they are an empty-nester or living with family, it doesn’t hurt to have a few installations that add convenience and comfort.