Inexpensive high tech tools are allowing seniors to live more independently at the very moment they might otherwise need the care
of a costly nursing home.
Adult children are increasingly turning to webcams and other home gadgets to help their aging parents stay in familiar surroundings as long as possible.
A camera can be connected to a parent's home to check in on a loved one throughout the day.
After an upfront cost of a few hundred dollars for the equipment, its only a monthly charge of less than 15 dollars.
Some families rely on a system of wireless motion detectors to check in on mom or dad 24 hour a day.
These devices can find out if a parent gets out of bed, whether they take their medicine, or even if they open their refrigerator for a meal.
Again after the equipment is in place, the system costs a modest monthly fee.
More information about the camera system is available at www.tendertidingsseniors.com.
More information about the sensor monitors is available at www.quietcare.com.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.