It’s National Senior Citizens Day So Let’s Talk About Best Buy Assured Living
byLuke-BBY08-21-201810:58 AM - edited 08-21-201811:01 AM
By 2020, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. If you’re not someone in that age bracket yet, it’s likely you have a loved one, such as a parent or grandparent, who is. Providing care and monitoring the wellbeing in the comfort of someone’s own home has historically been difficult. Today, Best Buy offers a solution to this problem and it’s called Assured Living.
While aging can come with many challenges, the convenience and safety of smart home technology can help. With Assured Living, your loved one can live safely in their own home with a customizable monitoring system that includes gadgets like smart doorbells and locks, smart thermostats, and even chair, bed, and motion sensors that can send caregivers real-time alerts when something out of the ordinary takes place.
Safety features of Assured Living include 24/7 emergency response, providing access to help when it’s needed with a push of a button. Proactive safety monitoring allows Assured Living’s smartphone app to be used to set medication reminders, access the doorbell camera, and remotely control locks and lights.
Another benefit of the program is convenience. Assured living allows the use of voice commands to do everyday tasks like locking the door, turning on the lights, or adjusting the thermostat without even getting up. This convenience comes at an affordable price with plans costing about one dollar per day.
Assured Living gives you piece of mind by answering these questions about your loved ones:
Did they take their medication? Using a cabinet sensor, you can know if the medicine cabinet has been opened or not, ensuring medication is being taken as directed.
Are they out of bed? Bed sensors monitor whether the bed is occupied or not, allowing you to know if they are waking up and getting out of bed.
Do they need help? A wearable pendant allows emergency response to be summoned at the push of a button, helping in a variety of emergencies.
Who’s at the door? A video doorbell can send you alerts allowing you to see who’s at the door from your smartphone and even communicate with the visitor via two-way audio.
Is the door locked? A smart lock lets you remotely control a door’s lock and can even provide alerts when someone comes or goes.
What’s the internal temperature? With a smart thermostat you can control and monitor the internal temperature, making sure the occupant is comfortable at all times.
Monitor it all with the Assured Living Dashboard and App
Use the Assured Living Dashboard to learn about your loved one’s activity including wellness trends like sleep and activity patterns. You can even share this data with a physician so that they can assess for potential health issues. The app, which can be downloaded directly to your smartphone, allows you to monitor sensor activity, see who’s at the front door, control the temperature, and check if the door is locked.