Technology is changing the way we all live our lives, and ‘Smart homes’ are allowing our loved ones to remain in their own home environment for longer. Here are the top 3 ways that advancing technology is transforming senior home care:
1) Live in the comfort of your own home longer
A survey found almost 90% of seniors want to live at home as they age. Technology is helping the elderly live at home longer, delaying or even removing the need for residential care. ‘Smart homes’ build technology into the residence to monitor the local environment to assist and improve the experience of living at home. They can, for example, be used to reduce the risk of falls. Technology-driven home care services such as London based Cera provide experienced carers that allow seniors to stay at home, with a range of services from personal care to companionship. You can get a free consultation over the phone or in person before you get matched with the right carers within 24-48h. Once you have found your favourite carer, care services can be booked via Cera’s app or online profile within seconds, allowing clients to select dates, times, and duration for the care they are seeking.
2) Greater autonomy to pick what’s right for you
Shopping online has empowered us to purchase almost everything quickly, conveniently, and personally suited to the individual. Cera wanted to apply this consumer power to home care. Their service curates a shortlist of local carers from which you can handpick your favourite. Only selecting 5% of carers, they choose the best and pay above the odds to ensure the most experienced, compassionate and reliable carers. Now you can choose who is best suited for you from the comfort of your own home without worrying about long-term contracts; at Cera you pay by the hour, tailoring it to your needs with visits as long or short as you want.
3) Free up more time for the fun conversations
Smart phones and programmes like Skype make it easier than ever to stay connected. However, conversations between seniors and their loved ones can feel more like a health check-up than a pleasant chat. Technology is providing an answer with products such as Telecare and Telehealth systems that monitor and relay health information. Cera operates on a user-friendly application, allowing both clients and their family members to access up-to-date care information and upcoming visits. This brings family members peace of mind, whether they are right down the street or in another country.
For more information about Cera call 0800 808 5165 for a free consultation or visit our website here.
Cera Services are currently available in Greater London only.
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