There are a variety of different keyless entry devices available using smartphones or bluetooth features to unlock doors. Depending on the accessibility needs of the person the following products meet a wide variety of support needs.
Lockitron – Fits over the existing deadbolt and works with iPhone 4s and 5 to automatically unlock the door when it senses you walk up.
Kevo Lock – This lock requires some installation. Compatible with the iPhone 4s and 5 or a bluetooth fob the user is sensed by the lock and taps the lock for entry.
Goji Smart Lock – This lock requires some installation. The Goji lock fits on the outside of your door and sends a picture to your smartphone of who is at your door. Works with smartphone entry and also bluetooth fobs.
A two-way pendant communicator requires no monthly fees and can be used for communication and emergencies. The pendant communicator allows the user to send a message in and around the home for checking in, for immediate help, and also works as an emergency call button. The communicator is portable and can be used when traveling and even in the shower. One button to press for communication is accessible for people with memory, vision, and mobility challenges when support or help is needed. An added bonus is that the pendant can be used to answer incoming phone calls.
Voice Pendant Medical Alert System
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Many phone, internet, and security companies offer options for monitoring a home remotely through the use of cameras, sensors, and other forms of technology. Many can turn on and off appliances, shut off water and gas sources during an emergency, and alert when someone enters or exits the home. Many options with varying features are available. Below are a few examples and resources:
Medication dispensing services support independence in medication administration by helping reduce the risk of accidental over or under dosing.
Telehealth devices can be used to track different aspects of health and collect data over time. This data can then be sent to a remote caregiver or directly to a person’s primary care physician. Telehealth devices can also remind a user to do a health-related task, such as taking his blood pressure.
Visit the websites below to research telehealth options:
There are several options for video remote monitoring available through nationwide vendors who also provide remote monitoring staffing.
These options include:
- One way video monitoring that allows a remote caregiver to see common areas of a home and can notify others or communicate directly with the person if issues arise
- Two way video which allows the person to see the remote caregiver and interact with them directly both visually and verbally
Contact these vendors for additional information:
Sensors are available for rent or purchase as part of a remote monitoring service through nationwide vendors.
The types and function of the sensors include:
- Contact sensors that can be used to detect when a door, window, cabinet or drawer are opened
- Motion sensors that detect movement in a room
- Pressure sensors that detect when someone is in a bed or chair
- Moisture sensors that detect when a person experiences incontinence
- Toilet flush sensors to detect a person’s use of the bathroom
Contact the individual vendor or visit their website for more information.