Cox smart home’s technology improving senior living’s quality of life
Want to feed your dog, make it to your doctor’s appointment or see who’s at your front door without leaving your chair? There’s an app for that.
The senior living space has experienced an influx of age-friendly technologies and devices to improve the aging experience. According to AARP, about 90 percent of adults age 65 and up prefer growing old in their current home instead of moving to an assisted living facility.
More than 85 technologies and services were demonstrated through the “Connected Independence” home that can help aging adults stay in their own homes, while still staying connected to their doctors, care givers, family and friends. Here are some of the featured devices:
- Telehealth technology allows patients to have personal interaction with doctors via video while at home. This technology relieves patients from travel to a medical facility for every consultation.
- Extensive home automation and security features, including the ability to see who is at the front door and lock and unlock doors remotely through Cox Homelife, making it easier for seniors to let visitors and caregivers in and out of the home safely.
- A pill dispenser helps seniors stay on schedule with their medications. This provides audible and visual alerts up to 30 minutes in advance of when pills are scheduled to be taken.
- An automatic pet feeder is controlled through an app, which provides seniors the ease of not having to bend or stoop over.
- A smart toothbrush reports brushing habits and provides oral health advice through an app.
- Amazon Dash buttons allows seniors to order products that will be delivered to their door at the push of a button.
- Amazon Kindle provides users access to a vast library of books at their fingertips.
- A voice-activated TV remote control gives seniors the ability to find their favorite shows without pressing buttons or navigating through menus.
Smart technologies are changing the way we live our lives. By connecting healthcare providers, caregivers, and families to innovative care services through Cox Smart Home’s “Connected Independence”, families can prolong quality of life at home and lower healthcare costs. Learn more about Greater Phoenix’s long history of developing advanced sensors and electronics, and sign up for The Connected Place newsletter.