Technology Solutions

What is Technology?

Any equipment or digital content that is a solution designed to enhance the well-being of an individual.

How Can Technology Help Caregivers?

Below are some popular examples of smart home devices that can enhance a caregiver's well being. Please visit this page regularly as new tech solutions will be posted. Helpful hints on how to best utilize technology resources will also be added to this page.

Indoor and Outdoor Cameras

These compact cameras bring smart security solutions indoors or outside. These cameras can be your solution to quickly check what's happening at home. They are small enough to go almost anywhere and the simple plug-in installation means you'll have peace of mind in no time.
"My smart camera gives me a sense of relief when I go grocery shopping. I can see what my mom is doing through an application on my phone.” - Caregiver

Tablet

A tablet computer (an iPad for example) is a portable personal computer with a touchscreen. The tablet is usually smaller than a notebook computer but larger than a smartphone. Applications can be downloaded to the tablet to help with time management, medication management, stress relief, and so much more.
For help setting up an iPad, please click here.
For help setting up an Apple ID, please click here.

e-Book Reader

e-Book Readers are lightweight and have a glare-free display that read like real paper even in bright sunlight. A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours!
For more information on e-Book Readers, please click here.
For more information on how to set up the Kindle Paperwhite, which is a popular e-Book Reader, please click here.

Smart Home Speakers

These compact smart speakers use voice activation to do things like spell words, set timers, read you the news, online shopping, and many other useful things. The smart display can help you manage your day, entertain at a glance, and connect you to family and friends.
For more information on smart speakers, please click here.
For more information on how to set up a Blink camera, please click here.
For more information on features of the Amazon Echo Show, please click here.
For more information on how to set up an Amazon Echo Show, please click here.

Smart Plugs

Smart Plugs are power receptacles that plug into a traditional electrical outlet and integrates it into your smart home network. This allows you to control whatever you plug into it from an app on your smartphone or with your voice through a virtual assistant.
For more information on what smart plugs are, please click here.
For more information on how to install a smart plug, please click here.

Smart Locks

Smart Locks allow a homeowner to enter their home or provide others access without requiring a traditional key. Instead, the user uses their smartphone or a key fob to wirelessly verify and mechanically unlock the door. Smart locks are an extension of home automation into home security.
For more information on what smart locks are, please click here.

Smart Scale (Bluetooth Body Fat Scale and Body Weight)

The smart body weight scale measures your weight, body fat %, lean body mass, heart rate, and 8 additional body composition metrics for a total of 12 essential metrics. 
For more information on how these smart scales work and which are the most popular, please click here.
For information on how to set a smart scale up, please click here.

Bluetooth Tracker

These can help you find items like keys, wallets, tablets, and more. 
For more information on how these bluetooth trackers work and which are the most popular, please click here.
For information on how to set up a Tile Bluetooth Tracker, please click here.

Wireless Caregiver Pager Motion Sensor Alert 

The motion sensor activates when movement occurs within a 16 foot range. This transmits a signal to the plug-in receiver and alerts you with a ringtone every time the sensor is activated by motion. Wire free and easy to install.
For a demonstration on how to set up a motion sensor alert, please click here.

Video Conferencing Applications (examples include Zoom, Google Hangout, etc.)

Internet-based video communication applications that allow you to set up virtual video and audio calls, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.
For a demonstration on how to set up your first Zoom call, please click here.
For information on using Google Hangouts, please click here.