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The NY Times is back with another article about aging in place: Monitoring Elderly Parents.
For more on tools that can help you know that your parents are active and well see Mac Technology for Aging in Place and this note about an earlier NYT article on the same subject.
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Thanks for mentioning Elder Home Monitoring. I have designed a smart home system that is automatic using motion sensors no motion=not good all integrated with Control 4. Pressure pads are used under the favorite TV chair and the bed Also the fridge and pantry is monitored for activity (is grandpa eating well). The stove has a thermister with a reset timer currently set for 30 minutes, the elder gets reminders through announcements, Control 4 has a great announcement agent which I program for scheduled health reminders If the activity is met on schedule you get a positive announcement to reinforce the behaveior like "great you took your AM medication" The medicine cabinate or container of choice has a small GE wireless contact. Much can be controled remotly like a Neighbor alarm at the homes entry (flash porch light & start a noise maker) Also a wake up function with bedshaker, door unlock, climate security etc.. Please continue to comment on Elder Technology its a great tool for caregivers.
Alan My Virtual Companion Seattle 425 471 342
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June 30, 2011 at 03:44 AM
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