Stay Sane Caring for Elderly Parents

For those of us who care for our elderly parents and relatives, it’s disheartening to hear that statistically, seniors are the number one target for home related crimes. And to make matters worse, falls are the leading cause of injury and death for those over the age of 65.

While we strive to protect our elderly loved ones from unfortunate accidents and crime, it can be difficult to juggle the challenges of balancing our own lives, and the comfort and safety of theirs.

This dilemma becomes more worrisome and complicated especially when they live alone, as we cannot give them the immediate protection they need and deserve.

With Signal Secure’s advanced mobile technology, families can now have an integrated home security system to enhance the lives of their senior family members, providing added assurance and protection for them to live more independently.

Let’s examine a few of the ways Signal Secure can be a valuable asset in taking care of your loved one:

Automation

For seniors who have mobility difficulties, simple tasks such as turning on lights inside and outside the house can be burdensome, tiring, and even dangerous if it means they have to climb up or down the stairs. Your parents may find it difficult to get up and answer the door, to know who to trust and allow into the home, or to remember to turn off the stove.
But with an integrated home security system, you can conveniently control the feats that make it hard for your parents to live alone.

  • Automate the lights to turn on and off during the course of the day and night
  • Receive alerts if an appliance is left on, and turn them off with a simple touch on your smartphone
  • Schedule the sprinkler system to water the lawn on certain days of the week
  • Have the house call your phone if someone is at your elderly parent’s front door, and open the door from your own smartphone
  • Program approved (and trusted) users to unlock and open the door without assistance
  • At night, program the house to turn off all lights (except a nightlife in the bathroom), lower the temperature, secure the property, and keep your loved one safe all night long
    Monitoring

As our seniors enjoy the independence of living at home, alerts can play an essential role in ensuring their safety. With Signal Secure, you will receive an alert at the very first sign of potential danger! Make sure you’re the first to know! Receive an alert if/when:

  • Irregular activity is detected outside the home, or by a door or window
  • Irregular activity is detected outside the home, or by a door or window
  • There is a glass break, carbon monoxide, fire/smoke, or water leak detected
  • A safe has been breached
  • Your parent falls down or sustains any other injury in the home
  • Your loved one did not get out of bed
  • An appliance is broken or faulty
  • It’s time to change filters, batteries, etc throughout the home

Surveillance

Taking care of seniors can be especially stressful since we cannot be in two places at the same time.
Thankfully, an advanced security system like Signal Secure can provide remote video surveillance that will act as virtual nanny, allowing you to check their living conditions in real time, in the event of a fall or other related health issue – all from the convenience of the internet or smart phone.

While a home security system can’t fully replace the need for human care and protection, a well-integrated system can play an important role in protecting, assisting, and alerting our valuable seniors, as well as family members and caregivers alike.
Do you have elderly members of the family that you care for? How would a home security system like Signal Secure play a role in protecting your elderly loved ones?

We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences, and join us in the discussion below.

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