Advances in technology and smart devices have significantly improved personal safety for senior citizens while increasing independence. For 15 years, Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. (ALT) has been the leading provider of the most innovative electronic solutions that allow Connecticut’s elderly residents to age safely within the comforts of their own home. Now, the respected care company is offering the next generation of fall detection and medication management technology just in time for Home Safety Month in June.
“The home tech industry has exploded in recent years, and it is nearly impossible for the average family to determine which devices will be the best fit their elderly loved one’s needs,” said Nick D’Aquila, Vice President at Assisted Living Technologies. “We offer a free home safety assessment in order to create an individualized care plan that typically combines technology with personal care.”
D’Aquila notes that the two most pressing concerns for seniors and their families include fall prevention and medication management.
ALT has recently introduced the following high-tech gadgets to the Connecticut eldercare community to help allay these issues, while ensuring peace of mind for family members:
- The PERS Smartwatch is an affordable yet cutting edge mobile personal response system that enables assistance quickly anywhere in the U.S. Features include running on 4G LTE networks, all day battery life, proprietary location detection by combining Wi-Fi and GPS, vibration feedback for the hearing and visually impaired and automatic 911 dispatch if a fall motion is detected. Additionally, the Smartwatch monitors its wearer’s heart rate, step count, and daily weather. Family members can also locate their loved ones with a simple text.
- The TEARDROP is also an affordable fall prevention device for active seniors that’s worn around the neck outside of clothing. TEARDROP’s feature-rich benefits include running on 4G LTE networks to keep them safe anywhere in the U.S., extended battery life, powerful built-in two-way voice technology, proprietary location detection, enhanced fall detection and vibration feedback for hearing and visually impaired seniors. Additionally, the device is capable of multiple language support and water-resistant.
- The Dose Flip is a portable, smart pill box that can help anyone take the right meds at the right times. At the scheduled time, the Dose Flip will sound an alarm and flash lights. To dispense, the individual simply flips the pill box over into their hand or a cup and takes the medication. The Dose Flip lets family caregivers know if medications are not being remembered or taken as directed by sending notifications via phone call, text message, or email. The Dose Flip works on 4G LTE networks, so WiFi is not needed. The device is easy to set up and secure and comes with adaptive equipment such as stands, extra trays and refilling disks.
- The Hero Smart Dispenser alerts a senior when it’s time to take a pill with a sound and blinking light. One button press sorts and dispenses the allotted dose. The Hero can hold up to a 90-day supply of 10 medications, supports any pill size or shape and fits all standard kitchen counters.
“Each of our tech offerings are extremely user-friendly for the senior homeowner and easy to track and monitor from afar for the family member,” he adds. “What’s more, the elderly individual can feel safe and assured in continuing to connect with friends and freedom to enjoy life.”
D’Aquila notes that a lot of aging people need a combination of both technology and personal care. Here, sister company Assisted Living Services, Inc. (ALS) offers some of the industry’s best-trained caregivers, who help their elderly clients with all personal activities of daily living such as meal preparation, medication reminders, safety, escorts to appointments, showering, toileting and transferring.
In fact, the agency’s unique and comprehensive CarePlus program blends hands-on, in-person caregiving with the latest technological devices, which are provided at no cost, giving seniors an improved quality of life.
“Our award-winning caregivers understand the value of keeping the brain active through lively game playing, crafts and socialization,” adds D’Aquila. “Not only do these outside activities have cognitive benefits, but also emotional benefits since socializing and interacting may help in preventing sadness or depression.”
About Assisted Living Technologies, Inc.
Since 2010, Assisted Living Technologies, Inc has provided technical solutions that promote safety, independence, and improved quality of life for elderly and individuals with special needs. A leader in its industry, the company has earned the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home’s “Healthcare at Home Innovation Award”, as well as ranked on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. For more information, visit www.assistedlivingtechnologies.com.
About Assisted Living Services, Inc.
Since 1996, award-winning home care agency Assisted Living Services, Inc. in Cheshire and Westport has provided quality care to residents across Connecticut. Its unique CarePlus program blends personal care by over 600 employees and caregivers with technological safety and monitoring devices from sister company Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. ALS was ranked on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. Learn more by visiting www.assistedlivingct.com or calling 203.634.8668.
PHOTO: (from left) Nick D’Aquila, Vice President at Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. and Mario D’Aquila, Chief Operating Officer at sister company Assisted Living Services, Inc. lead the company’s line of advanced tech devices and stellar care services to seniors across Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Photo Courtesy of: Assisted Living Technologies, Inc.