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How the Internet of Things will enable seniors to stay in their homes longer

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2017 / by Smaart House

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Ninety percent of adults over the age of 65 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age. Livability can be optimized through the incorporation of universal design principles. One-third of American households are home to one or more residents 60 years of age or older.

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Studies Reveal Adopting Online Technology Links to Better Health Situations for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] June 5, 2017 / by Smaart House posted in Aging in Place

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Learning, embracing and adopting a new technology is, for some seniors, an extremely daunting task. But logging onto Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or perusing the internet can provide seniors with worthwhile health benefits. Many studies incllduing a  study published in the  issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, seniors who routinely use online technology engage in more cancer-preventive behaviors than their peers. The study shows that aging adults who utilize the internet are more likely to be active and physically fit, eat a well-balanced diet, and are less likely to smoke than their peers who utilize the internet less often. These findings led the team to conclude that increased utilization of modern technology directly correlates to seniors? overall health.

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How I got my grandmother hooked to Audible

[fa icon="calendar'] June 1, 2017 / by Smaart House posted in Senior Care, Disability Care, Aging in Place

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First, Evelyn Moore tried to read books with a magnifying glass. Then, she turned to a tablet to make the words on her e-books larger. Eventually, she couldn't even see that. The 95-year-old was losing her sight, and with it, one of her favorite hobbies.

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How to be a Smart Airbnb Host

[fa icon="calendar'] March 6, 2017 / by Smaart House posted in Smart Lighting, Automated Door Locks, Rental, Smart Home, Smart Home Technology, Smart Door Locks, Smart Security

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Being an Airbnb host can be simply great fun and rewarding, or leave you in disgust with a 'never again' feeling. Very few hosts will feel worry-free without having at least some insight into their guests' stay.

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Your Health is now a number; 42%, $2500?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2016 / by Smaart House posted in Senior Care, Wellness,

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According to a recent article in the New York Times  our health status and potential healthc are expenses can now be determined if we belong to the 42% or 58% of the population. Read here:

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7 Great Apps that bring Grandparents and Grandchildren together

[fa icon="calendar'] December 8, 2016 / by Smaart House posted in Senior Care

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With society’s increase in (and reliance on) technology, many people have feared that we are losing the important face-to-face interactions that help us connect and better understand each other. Although spending quality face-to-face time is important, for grandchildren and grandparents who are separated by geography or unconventional family structures, connecting online via social media and other communication tools like Skype is a great option.

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Essential Health Apps Every Senior Should Have

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2016 / by Smaart House posted in Wellness,

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How Analyzing Daily Events can Help in Healthy Aging

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2016 / by Bijou Lulla posted in Senior Care, Wellness,, Aging in Place

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Aging in place is a key, heartfelt aspiration for everyone; if you need to go to a nursing home or institutional facility, current costs are up to $90,000 a year per individual. Being able to understand how we can facilitate better aging, aging in place, is a really important goal..

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New Heart Device Saves Lives

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2016 / by Bijou Lulla posted in Senior Care

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Following recent government approval of the device that reduces stroke risk by closing a small hole in the heart, a Scripps Health patient has become the first on the West Coast to be implanted with the gadget.

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Want your home to be Lighting Smart

[fa icon="calendar'] September 19, 2016 / by Smaart House posted in Smart Lighting, Smart Home

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Smart lighting control is not a new thing. It’s been around since the dawn of home automation. It may be one of the oldest options, but it’s still one of the most important—and the one that may be the most difficult to live without.

1. Type of system. If you want a wired system, which is deemed the most robust and reliable, you’re going to have to get a pro. However, wireless systems are often easy to install (although pros do them, too) and are typically scalable.

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