Aging in place easier with smart home technology

Source: Wendy Jordan, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Technology helps all homeowners, but especially seniors, by automating “things that are a pain or difficult to do,” says Michael Miller, author of “My Smart Home for Seniors.” Tech advances also allow caregivers outside the house to monitor and provide support remotely.

What are must-have smart home systems and devices for aging in place? 

·WiFi with a broadband connection.

A smart speaker device such as Amazon Echo, Google Nest and Apple Home.

Smart medication aids such as the Reminder Rosie smart clock, Medminder pill dispenser, and Pria or Hero Medication management subscription services.

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