Living Independently - by Space
Product and technology
Kitchen and Living Spaces
These are the spaces to have a phone that's easy to use or a home hub that enables the family to drop in and say hello - for companionship or out of concern. Being a central space, you'll be able to set and get reminders, ask the date, time and news as often as you like. "Call Jane". "Play music". "Play a game". "Add to my shopping list". Combined with a smart plug, you can control lights and appliances with your voice. Detect movement. Sensors for smoke and air quality can alert you to problems and notify family or neighbors.
Products include home hubs, simplified phones, smoke alarms, smart plugs, smart lights. These products are extremely reliable, work with a wide range of products, and can be set to work remotely. Tip: Leave a laminated page of example questions your loved one can ask, set it up with contacts or smart power plugs to voice control appliances, and show the family how to call into it.