Why Choose an Assisted Living Smart Home?

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology is a device or equipment that helps individuals to work around any challenges they may face. Smart assisted living can maintain or improve individual functioning and independence, thereby promoting well-being.

Common examples of assisted living products might be;

  • Hearing aids
  • Wheelchairs
  • Communication aids
  • Glasses
  • Prostheses
  • Pill organisers
  • Memory aids
  • Environmental control systems (or to us and our clients – Smart Homes)

Whilst many of these examples are common in everyday society, assisted smart homes are a relatively new technological break-through that can give people support and provide independence from the comfort of their own home.

Why choose an assisted living smart home?

Our first and primary response would be – independence.

For people who don’t require support, it is easy to take for granted the importance of independent living. But for those who do face challenges every day, independence is a primary want and need.

To bring back or maintain independence, our smart home solutions can be life changing. Home automation allows for a user to carry out even the simplest tasks. Whether turning the bedroom lights on and off, or opening window blinds, a fully automated home will help make living independently much easier.

Environmental Control Systems for assisted living a.k.a Smart Homes

Environmental control systems are by no means a new phenomenon in the market. In fact, they have been around for many years.

Fundamentally, Environmental Control Systems provide a level of independent control over many devices in the home for those with significant physical disabilities. EC’s may be suitable if you struggle to control equipment around you due to difficulty using your arms or hands.

Historically EC’s have been designed to control;

  • The access of people in and out of your home
  • Calling/requesting attention
  • The control of telephones and computers
  • Switching lighting
  • Sockets for fans or reading lamps
  • TV’s, stereos and multimedia setups
  • Curtains, windows and blinds
  • Heating and ventilation systems
  • and many other standalone devices such as beds

Here at Collison Smart Systems we see Loxone Smart Homes as the new alternative to the Environmental Control Systems. If we consider the wellbeing of yourself or a loved one, a well designed smart home will be far superior to an EC installation.

Loxone Smart Homes – the ‘new norm’ for assisted living premises

Our smart home services are bespoke to each home and all of our assisted living smart systems are able to control;

Where a smart home really trumps a conventional EC is the ability to integrate with a wealth of third party devices and hardware available in the smart home sector. This opens up the opportunity for truly bespoke assisted living smart homes catered to each individual or family.

A smart home is not a ‘one-size fits all’ solution. Instead, we will work with you to develop the most appropriate smart home automation based on your specific needs.

For more information about all of our Smart Home Systems, contact our team today who will be happy to discuss the options available to you.