Stop Worrying and Take Action: How to Help Your Aging Parents be Safer at Home

Is mom mixing up her pills? Is Dad having a hard time remembering things? What happens the next time mom falls? Is Dad still able to safely drive? If you have an elderly parent, chances are you have spent more than one sleepless night worrying about things like this.

Are you considering your options for your aging parents? It can be tough to decide whether to move your loved one into a facility or have them age-in-place. The average annual cost to move mom or dad to an assisted-living facility or a nursing home will run you around $38,000-$67,500. On top of the financial cost, there is also a heavy emotional toll that plays to the fears of many seniors who fear nursing homes more than death itself.

According to a recent poll conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), over 87% of adults over the age of 65 wish to age-in-place. This trend of aging-in-place has raised concerns among health care officials and younger loved ones regarding the safety and mobility of this increasingly independent yet vulnerable retired generation. This, along with many other reasons including: increased feeling of independence, a comfortable and familiar environment, and proximity to family, is why 90% of senior’s desire to age-in-place.

Thankfully, in recent years, there has been an increase in technical innovations that can help you be an effective caregiver, and be sure mom and dad’s needs are being met, even from afar. These tools come in many shapes, sizes, prices, and forms. They include everything from activity sensors and high-tech pill boxes, to wearable devices and in-home modifications and upgrades.

We know that decisions regarding the care of your loved one can quickly become stressful. To ease your stress and ensure your loved one enjoys independence safely for years to come, our Fall Injury Prevention team has shared their expertise and insights regarding safe and efficient Aging-in-place SmartCells flooring solutions.

It’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”.

Despite all your hard work to keep your loved one safe while they age-in-place, the unfortunate fact is that they are still at risk of experiencing a fall or fall-related injury. SmartCells’ fall injury prevention products provide a safe solution that allows your elderly loved one to age gracefully in independence, while also giving you peace of mind that they are safe.

Designed and engineered using the patented and proven SmartCells Cushioning Technology, our suite of fall injury prevention products can help minimize or reduce serious injury without compromising accessibility. The unique SmartCells dynamic responsive cushioning technology provides stability for balance impaired persons and caregivers, while at the same time providing life-saving cushioning to protect loved ones when they fall.

Available in pre-sized mats, wall-to-wall flooring and custom applications based on your specific needs, SmartCells® fall injury prevention solutions provide the security of being there when you can’t be to reduce the likelihood of fall-related injuries.

SATECH, Inc., the maker of SmartCells, is a technology company that specializes in the development and marketing of SmartCells cushioning solutions that enhance performance, reduce fatigue and help prevent fall-related injuries. SmartCells mats and flooring have broad application in the industrial workplace, injury prevention, healthcare markets, and everyday consumer households.

For more information regarding our SmartCells Fall Injury Prevention product suite, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation please call us at 360-748-8711 or email aginginplace@smartcellsusa.com

SmartCells Fall Injury Prevention: We’ll be there when you can’t be.