Getting older comes with so many positives. Hopefully, we have a little more financial freedom, we’re more confident and more at ease with ourselves. Naturally, ageing does bring with it some challenges but in our modern society, these challenges can be overcome with some smart thinking.
We bring you some clever gadgets that just make getting things done that much easier. So, if you find yourself struggling to open jars, or turn on the faucet, look no further than our guide to smart tech for older age.
If your grip isn’t what it used to be, grab hold of a jar opener and get the job done quickly, without aggravating arthritis or sore hands. Place the extended handle around the jar and use the rubber grips to turn the lid. Easy to get hold of and easy to use, jar openers are small enough to store away in a cutlery drawer.
This little lifesaver is a boon to any home, older or not. Just set him on his way and the robot vacuum will scoot around your room sucking up dirt, dust and debris without the need to monitor it or have to push and pull any heavy machinery.
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Voice Recognition Software
Who said smart tech was just for the young? Have an Alexa or similar set up in your home and get her to do all the little jobs that will save you having to get up and down. Have your tech set timers, turn on and off lights and play all the music you want. She’ll even call friends and family for you when you need to hear a more human voice.
No need to answer the door to strangers, have your smart doorbell linked to your phone or tablet and have full control over who accesses your home. You can even talk to the caller when you’re away from home and leave instructions about where to place parcels and so on. Your caller won’t know if you’re present or not. A safe, smart way to keep an eye on your property when you’re away and feel more secure when you’re not.
There are simply hundreds of gadgets out there designed to make life as easy as possible for everyone and as you get older, these become ever more helpful. Maintain your independence for as long as possible with smart tech that helps keep you safe, reminds you of appointments and allows you to control your home environment at the touch of a button or a voice command.
Grab gadgets that help you in the kitchen or do the heavy lift of cleaning for you. Investing in a little technology now will stand you in great stead for an independent, happy and healthy older age.