Can your house tell you if your mother took her morning pills? Does it notify you with concerns about your father’s mobility? In a few years, it won’t just be phones that are “smart.” A team of researchers is working on a smart-house program that will monitor and adapt to seniors as they age.
Washington State University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems has created a “smart home in a box.” The system involves 30 sensors installed throughout the house. The house can then monitor movement, temperature, times that doors are opened or closed, and changes to habit patterns.
The machines are more than just data collectors. The system was designed to learn and recognize repetition of actions. This means that pets, visitors, and other outside stimuli won’t warp the system’s data. With the “smart house,” seniors can live independently while their loved ones get real-time data on activities, household business, and the basic abilities of their seniors as assessed by the house’s program. The “smart house” can even tell the difference between an accidental fall and a senior willingly getting on the floor, so it won’t offer false alarms.
At Capital City Nurses, we believe that offering seniors a sense of self-sufficiency can help them remain vital. Until your home has the IQ to monitor your loved ones, consider the human touch. Capital City Nurses’ hand-picked nurses aides and the exceptional independent caregivers they can refer are equipped to help aging loved ones with everything from running weekly errands to regaining mobility. Patient care is paramount to us, and we work with seniors to make sure they are aging successfully.
If you’d like your loved one to live in a “smart house” that’s available now, consider The Cottage at Curry Manor. Capital City’s first foray into Refined Residential Living, The Cottage offers five-star accommodations and an attentive medical staff. We can help any resident achieve their mental and physical potential with a program tailored to enrich their life according to current mental and physical abilities. We offer gourmet food, exciting classes, afternoon tea, and community activities.
Whether you’re interested in transforming your home into a Shangri-la of digital security for your loved one or you simply want to ensure they are living life to the fullest, Capital City Nurses can help. Call us to learn how we can help you and your aging loved one enjoy the years to come.