The cycle of life is a curious thing. As children, our parents nurture us through our informative years, teaching us right from wrong, and protecting us as best they can from the woes of the world. As they age and begin to experience changes in their lifestyles because of medical reasons such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, or even just from muscle atrophy, it’s time for the children to return the favor and take care of their parents.
As the age of life expectancy continues to rise, many seniors are opting to stay in their own homes as they age instead of downsizing to a retirement community or assisted-living facility. For their peace of mind and yours, allowing them to “age in place” can be better handled by having a smart security system installed. Here’s why:
– Checking in. No one wants to feel like they are spying on their parents, but with a smart security system, children of aging parents can keep an eye on their folks through an app that connects to the security system cameras. Even if you can’t go to check on them in-person on a regular basis, you can regularly do a sweep of the house through the cameras to make sure they haven’t fallen or experienced some other kind of accident.
– Monitoring. Even if you can’t keep an eye on your parents 24/7, a security system can. It can protect from intruders, monitor for things like smoke, fire, or leaking pipes, and when connected to a monitoring service, someone will always be on hand to contact your parents, you, or the proper authorities if a problem is detected.
– Remote access. We all can be forgetful. So, if your mom or dad calls you in the middle of the day to say they accidentally locked themselves out of the house, you won’t need to go over with the spare key if they have a smart door lock. You can trigger it remotely to give them access back into the house.
Johns Brothers Security has been safeguarding homes and providing peace of mind since 1974. Give us a call and find out how we can keep your family protected.