Independent Living at Home
Magen has assembled here materials from various sources to help individuals who chose to live independently and their adult children or siblings, to plan their homes and to lay them out in a way that will make them safe, convenient and comfortable. We also sought ways to allow the adult children or siblings to have easy and rapid access to information about the condition of their parents in order to be confident of the safety and wellbeing of their parents and siblings.
This collection of information is In addition to the services which Magen offers through this and other websites. Many of the suggestions and pointers here are simple to follow and often involve little or no cost. Their simplicity is in inverse proportion to their value in accident prevention and in providing peace of mind to both the seniors and to their children or siblings who care for them.
Monitoring Seniors Living at Home
Your widowed mother lives in Toronto and you’re in Wichita. She lives an active life and won’t even consider moving. Not to a retirement home, not to an apartment near you. And you worry that she may not be as well or as secure as she tells you she is. Phoning and asking about her health and well being doesn’t really reassure you. Is she taking her medicines? Does she sleep well at night or does she wander around? Does she fall? Does she lock the doors at night? Does she forget to turn off the oven? Yes, she’s independent, but is she safe? Wouldn’t you feel more comfortable knowing that you would get an automatic alert in the event of a sudden change in her health?
And how about getting this peace of mind (yours) at a price that you can afford? Admit it: Even if she agreed to move to a retirement home now, it would take a bite out of your already tight resources. Your dad used to say that if they sold the house they could easily afford a comfortable retirement. That was then. Not any more! So, can you and she enjoy the confidence that all is well, at an affordable price? Read more: Home Monitoring for Seniors...
Independent Living for Seniors
Automation can serve seniors and help them to maintain their independence for many years. There is now a safe and emotionally satisfying alternative to assisted living homes.
As we age, comparatively simple actions become difficult to perform. We also become forgetful and unknowingly put ourselves in danger. We begin to feel insecure even in our own homes. The common solution of moving to a retirement home is difficult emotionally as well as a heavy financial burden. Home automation can often postpone the move by years, by resolving all these problems. Remaining in familiar surroundings leaves the senior much more content with his or her life than might be possible living under the watchful eyes of strangers. Read more: Seniors Independent Living...
Independent Living for Disabled
Magen can custom design Home Automation Systems to greatly improve the quality of life of a disabled person and to make him or her more independent. With Home Automation, a person can independently turn lights, radio and television on and off, answer or initiate phone calls, unlock or lock a door, open or close drapes, change environmental settings and do a variety of functions using assistive technologies. Any of these can be done using a touch screen from the bed or the wheelchair. Read more: Disabled Independent Living...