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Install These 3 Motion Activated Home Features for Aging in Place

When you or a loved one begins to age, there are certain adjustments and accommodations that can be made to make aging in place much easier and safe.  Just because signs of aging may be showing, that does not mean you have to move out of your home, there are many ways in which you can make small, simple changes to create the ideal home for aging in place.

When you or a loved one begins to age, there are certain adjustments and accommodations that can be made to make aging in place much easier and safe.  Just because signs of aging may be showing, that does not mean you have to move out of your home, there are many ways in which you can make small, simple changes to create the ideal home for aging in place.  While some changes are bigger than others (walk-in shower/tub, stairlift, anti-slip flooring, etc.) other projects are fairly economical and efficient to install. Below are 3 motion activated features that you should consider having installed to make aging in place a little easier.

Install These 3 Motion Activated Home Features for Aging in Place

  1. Motion-Sensor Faucets
    • Aging can bring on things like arthritis, osteoarthritis, and confusion. Something as simple as operating a faucet is suddenly no longer simple.  Whether operating a faucet becomes confusing or painful, a motion-sensor faucet can be a solution to the problem.  Motion-sensor faucets will be activated as soon as a hand is near them so they are easy to use.  Additionally, as you age your immune system becomes weaker and motion-sensor faucets can help reduce the spread of germs so that you can avoid common, communicable illness.
  2. Motion-Sensor Lighting
    • As you age it can be easy to forget where the light switch is or you may have vision loss that makes it difficult to see where the switch is. Rather than having to fumble around looking for the light switch, a motion sensor light will simply turn on as soon as you enter the room.  Motion-sensor lighting is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, closets, bedrooms and more!
  3. Door Camera/Caregiver Camera Installation
    • Aging can bring on a number of frustrating symptoms and diseases. Whether you or a loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or simply confusion, having a motion-activated door camera or caregiver camera can give you peace of mind.  Whether you simply want a motion-activated camera near exterior doors to prevent wandering or getting lost or you need them throughout the home to keep a better eye on someone who is fragile, a motion-activated camera is an easy way to take better care of a loved one and have the peace of mind that you know what is going on in their home should they need you.
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