How to best support aging parents is an ongoing conversation for many adult children. Do you have your aging parents move in with you? Or visit them frequently in their own home? Many senior citizens are still mobile enough to care for themselves but adult children still want to be able to check on their parents to ensure all is well.
We’d like to offer one solution that can help you support your aging parents from afar while they maintain their independence.
Shepherd Lock Increases Home Safety, Independence for Seniors
Your aging parent may have a caretaker who helps take care of them on a set schedule. It may not always be feasible for them to get up and unlock the door every time someone needs to get inside. Nor is it safe to give every temporary caregiver a house key with which they can get inside whenever they choose with no restrictions.
Shepherd Lock enables you to give access to others via their smartphones. You can instantly give or revoke access and even schedule access just for the hours that it is needed. This is a safe and convenient option for your aging parents.
Shepherd Lock's app has access history so you can keep an eye on when they are coming and going and make sure it is as expected. As a bonus, you can check their home caretakers are arriving and leaving when they are supposed to.
If you notice the door is not locked when it should be (for example, at night when your parents are in bed and sleeping), you can remotely lock the door from your Shepherd Lock app. With Shepherd's mobile app you can see if the door has been left open and then take the necessary steps to ensure your parents' safety.
We understand that there is no easy, one-size-fits-all solution to every family situation. We are here to help you support the secure independence of aging adults for as long as safely possible.