All About Assistive and Smart Home Tech for Living in Place

In today’s world, there’s a growing trend for individuals to age in place or accommodate special needs in their own homes. Assistive and smart home technology play a pivotal role in making this possible. This blog post discusses how such a feature can help enhance safety, convenience, and independence in a living-in-place setup.

All About Assistive and Smart Home Tech for Living in Place

Increasing Safety

For those choosing to live in place, safety is paramount. Assistive technology, such as grab bars, stairlifts, and walk-in tubs, can significantly increase safety in the home.

  • Grab Bars. Strategically placed in bathrooms and staircases, grab bars can help prevent falls, a leading cause of injury among older adults.
  • Stairlifts. For multi-level homes, stairlifts ensure safe and easy transition between floors.
  • Walk-In Tubs. These tubs have low thresholds, reducing the risk of slipping while getting in or out.

Enhancing Convenience

Smart home technology can simplify daily tasks, making life easier for those living in place. Here are a few examples:

  • Automated Lighting. Motion sensor lights can help prevent falls and fumbling for light switches in the dark.
  • Voice-Controlled Devices. Devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home can perform tasks, such as sending reminders for medication or controlling other smart devices.
  • Smart Thermostats. These devices can adjust home temperature based on preferences and habits, making it easier to control the home environment.

Promoting Independence

The combination of assistive and smart home technology allows individuals to maintain their independence while ensuring their safety and convenience. These technologies provide the confidence and freedom to continue living life on their own terms, even with age or disability.

Count on Us for Your Living-in-Place Remodeling Needs!

At G.M. Roth Design Remodeling, we understand the intricacies of integrating assistive and smart home technology into your home. Through our Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, we’re able to meet the needs of homeowners looking to live in place. We can design an in-law suite that is set up for universal access, add an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your property, or begin a whole-home remodel that takes accessibility into account.

To learn more about our living-in-place remodel services, give us a call at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Andover and Dracut, MA.

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