Today's seniors have seen astonishing advances in technology. Many have smartphones, use social media, and are not at all afraid to try out new gizmos and gadgets. This works to your advantage if you have a loved one who wants to remain independent but is unsure if that's really possible. One device, Nest, is particularly great to help seniors stay safe and at home. Learn more about how this device helps seniors age in place.
What is Nest?
Nest is a smart home ecosystem with components that integrate with each other. Nest creates several smart devices that work together to keep your senior safe and at home. Nest is also compatible with third-party smart devices. The advantage of a Nest system is that it is a comprehensive scaffold for all the elements you need to provide a safe and secure home.
Here are just some of the smart devices included in that technological ecosystem.
This round, easy-to-read thermostat monitors the temperature settings for a week, then automatically resets to those temperatures during the day. If your loved one likes to sleep in a cool temperature but enjoys morning drinking coffee in a warmer temperature, Nest accommodates that schedule.
The Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm is revolutionary alarm that tells your loved one what the problem is, so they don't panic when it goes off. Your loved one can also turn it off with a smartphone—no more waving the dishtowel at the alarm to make it stop.
Nest Hello is a video doorbell that lets seniors see who's at the door from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Safety is one of your biggest concerns for your loved one, but a doorbell with a camera allays a lot of those fears. Nest recognizes frequent visitors—family, caregivers, the Amazon delivery guy—and sends an alert that a familiar face is at the door.
There are other forms of technology available that can help seniors stay healthy and at home. Learn about other products and technological developments that benefit seniors in our downloadable eBook.