No matter what stage of life you’re in, transitions can be hard. If you’re caring for a Veteran who’s transitioning from full-time care to living independently, you’ll probably find that newfound autonomy is both exciting and a little bit scary at the same time. While it’s empowering to gain more privacy and control of daily life, it can take some adjustment to feel comfortable and cared for.
You may not always be able to be there to help, but the latest smart home technology can step in to help ease the transition. Here are some tools and best practices for helping vets live independently with a smart home safety net.
Smart devices help improve accessibility issues
When many people think of smart home technology, they tend to think of luxury features like digital wall displays and automated accent lighting. In reality, some of the best smart home features like smart thermostats, connected lighting, and motion sensors are both inexpensive and great for everyday tasks.
Adding a few smart upgrades to a home can make everyday life around the house a lot easier for recovering Veterans. If your loved ones are recovering from an injury that makes it hard to get around, having simple home controls at their fingertips can be a huge relief on a daily basis.
With smart lights and thermostats, they can avoid reaching for switches or trying to locate a hard-to-reach thermostat to adjust the temperature. Plus, these devices integrate with almost any smart