Home Security for Aging In Place
Many seniors choose to remain at home as they age for the familiarity and comfort of remaining in their neighborhood and staying close to family and friends. Additionally, remaining at home means that seniors don’t need to downsize their possessions to fit into a smaller space.
Aging in place typically provides greater privacy than residential care settings, and living at home can be more cost-effective than moving into an assisted living community. Tailored in-home care services can also help seniors who need extra support.
However, seniors who live alone may feel more vulnerable than they did in their younger years – especially if they need assistance to live independently. Research indicates that more than one-quarter of older Americans live alone as of 2018, which can pose certain risks. Additionally, research suggests that feeling safe and secure is linked to healthy aging. Home security systems can help to increase safety for seniors, both real and perceived. Technology can also provide peace of mind for families.
This guide (https://www.caring.com/caregivers/guide-to-home-security-for-aging-in-place/) explains how home security systems work, details different types of systems and reviews several popular providers.