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Many seniors are choosing to age in place at home. Given the technological advancements in recent years and rising costs of many senior living facilities, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise.

Today’s technology has dramatically improved home safety and security, possibly allowing seniors to live independently far longer and giving them and their families peace of mind.

Personal Emergency Response Systems

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) provide seniors with a way to get help during an emergency – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – at the touch of a button.

PERS provides an immediate connection to trained emergency assistance and features two-way voice communication right on the device. There are several options to choose from. Most PERS require a home phone, mobile or Wi-Fi service to work or some combination of these services.

Smart Home Technology

Today’s smart home technology can make basic, daily tasks easier and safer for seniors. For example, by utilizing voice activated smart light bulbs, there’s no need to walk across a dark room to turn on a light switch, reducing the risk of falls. Many smart light bulbs are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home or other smart home devices that connect to the internet.

Smart Security

Smart home technology can be integrated across a home network, providing protection almost anywhere in or near the house.

Exterior smart cameras, for example, help seniors know if an unknown person is on their property.

Indoor smart cameras allow family members to check on seniors when they are unreachable.

Other smart home devices, such as glass break detectors, can alert seniors or their loved ones to intruders and help deter property crime.


By utilizing smart home technology and other safety and security features, seniors may be able to stay in their homes longer and live more fulfilling and self-assured lives. Chariton Valley is proud to be a part of helping seniors in our community by providing the fast and reliable fiber internet needed to effectively power it all.

Contact us for more information.