How would Smart Home Assistance benefit the family of someone in care?

At Omni-Butler we’ve strived to design an intelligent system that works around the needs of the person in care and their family. Our system lends a helping hand to the individual in their day to day tasks, whilst keeping the family informed of any falls or mishaps that may happen around the home. This system works seamlessly, using activity sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI), so that the privacy of the individual in care is never compromised.

We Grant Independence

Aids in day-to-day tasks
Increase in Safety
whilst being
non-invasive
Keeps family members informed

Our system is designed primarily to provide aid in the day to day tasks of an elderly person, or an individual in need of care. As a person ages, or as an illness progresses, everyday tasks may become increasingly difficult, causing the individual to become more reliant on others for aid. This is a particularly difficult time for many individuals who struggle to let go of their independence. Our system helps empower the individual in need of care, by aiding them throughout their days and nights. 

For example, our system can remind the individual to take their medicine or can automatically turn off the cooker if it is left on too long. Our system can also wake the person up if it detects they’ve fallen asleep in the bathroom, whilst also contacting the emergency services or a family member if they’ve had a fall.

Our system isn’t a one size fits all product. Instead, we tailor and adapt our installations to suit the needs of the user perfectly. 

If the individual has impaired hearing, we can use the lights in the home as visual cues to alert the individual that someone is at the door, or to let them know that an appliance has been left on. 

Alternatively, if the individual in need of care has sight issues, they need not be left out of day-to-day affairs. Not only can our system help and remind the individual of tasks, our system can also read out the news or other important headlines, so they are kept up-to-date with what’s going on in the world. 

We also can install voice automation throughout the home, enabling a user to control their TV, lights, heating and appliances without reaching for a remote. We can even connect this system to enable communication to close family members or a care assistant. One of the major benefits of AI control is the lack of learning curve, as all this added functionality comes with no added complication to the end user. All the individual needs to do to is speak and the system will react accordingly.

 

Our system installation is non-invasive to the home, building upon traditional foundations.

Increased Independence does not mean reduced safety

The kitchen can be a dangerous place for an elderly person with poor memory, according to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency),those aged over 65 are 2.5 times more likely to die in a kitchen fire than an average member of the public. Each year, thousands of physically capable people are put into care, or have their cooker powered off, because their poor memory poses a fire risk to themselves and everyone that shares the building. 

 

Our system aims to reduce the amount of able-bodied people going into care by introducing audio and visual cues around the home, including emergency cut offs for any dangerous devices like fryers, cookers and irons. No longer does a physically capable person need to go into care, or have their independence stripped away over a bad memory.

Remain Informed

Our system will keep family members informed with regular updates on how the individual in care is getting on. This is achieved through push notifications to family and care members. For example, notifications can be sent out when an individual’s medication has been taken, or more importantly, forgotten. Notifications can also be sent out if the person in care gets up in the middle of the night and doesn’t return to their bed, or if the person has a fall or if they leave their home during unexpected times. More notifications can be added depending on the level of care and observation the individual demands.

Respect & Privacy For All

Great care has been taken in the design of our systems so that it offers the maximum amount of information to the care giver, without compromising the privacy of the person receiving care with the use of invasive indoor cameras. 

This makes for the perfect compromise; the carer or family member can keep up-to-date on the whereabouts and on goings of the person in care, but the person in care never feels like they are being watched or monitored.

Let’s keep your loved ones out of a care home, together!

With our system installed your loved ones will be able to carry out tasks that they may have otherwise struggled with. No longer does an elderly person need to sit in a cold home waiting for the carer to arrive and adjust the heating. 

Our audio and visual aids enable the person in care to once more take command of their kitchen. Family members living separately can still feel close to their closest, whilst carers gain an invaluable asset for keeping track of those under their care. 

Having our system installed and complimented by a visiting home carer could allow a loved one to live in their own home for years longer than they otherwise would have been able to. Care homes in the UK can cost between £1000 - £3,350 per month, forcing loved ones to give up their homes, belongings and their way of life. 

 

Our system allows people to carry on living in their homes, at a fraction of the cost, and ensuring, most importantly of all, their happiness.

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Disclaimer:

Not a replacement for care