The same technology that is used for security and energy conservation can be used to help us live independently in our homes as we age. Simple motion detectors, thermostats and easy-to-use locks can make living alone easier. LiveSmart can even provide a simple button that automates several functions at once…locking the doors, turning off the lights and adjusting the thermostat. If desired, a far-away loved one can receive an “all secure” text message each night at the same time. A little peace of mind goes a long way.
We are all on the road of “Spectrum of Independence”. By implementing simple things at first to make our lives easier and more enjoyable, we can be ready with additional support to help us live independently later. We’ll discuss this further in future posts.