Home health technology is gaining ground, as more and more boomers and seniors learn about the possibilities these technologies can provide in ensuring the safety and well being of those who wish to remain independent in their own homes.

Wireless technologies can provide users with a means to record and track health information, such as blood pressure and glucose levels, as well as help keep track of advanced medication schedules, provide reminders and dosing information and contact caregivers if medications are not taken.  Communications now go beyond the simple email, often including video chat, Facebook feeds and YouTube videos.  Motion, door and bed sensors can be used to verify that all is well in the home, or to alert caregivers if something is amiss.

Golden Age uses technology to help seniors stay independent

www.knoxnews.com | Hugh G. Willett

 

“The graying of America continues to create opportunities for entrepreneurs who find widespread demand for solutions they developed to meet the needs of their own families.

Kyra and Jim Clements of Harriman founded Golden Age Technology after confronting the challenge of helping to care for her elderly parents.[…]

Golden Age uses modern sensor technology, including sensors for beds, chairs, bathrooms and kitchens. These sensors can detect and measure a variety of activities including motion, sound, temperature, timing and lighting.

A home network equipped with these sensors can determine where the occupants are in the house, whether they are in the bed or the bedroom, the bathroom or the kitchen. The sensors can also measure how long the occupants spend in one place and whether or not they have used appliances or lighting. […]

The sensors work with service providers including GrandCare and Close By, companies that can provide monitoring and communications for a monthly fee that varies from $40 to $80 depending on the type of service.”

 The full article can be found online on KnoxNews.com 

KnoxNews, May 22nd, 2012 at 4 a.m.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/may/22/golden-age-uses-technology-to-help-seniors-stay/

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