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Vivint, a home automation services company in North America, is providing relief to an increasing number of Americans in the Sandwich Generation: a growing segment of the population stuck between supporting elderly parents and children while planning for their own retirement.
Presently, the Pew Research Center estimates that one in every eight Americans (approximately 39 million people) falls into this category. That number is expected to grow as the elderly population doubles in the next 25 years.
Vivint’s smart home technologies provide peace-of-mind to caregivers through real-time monitoring and communication services. Vivint home automation technologies can be deployed as follows:
“The peace of mind is great,” said Glenn Moon, a Vivint customer from Evington, Virginia. “My mother is blind, and I had the system installed in her home because she feels protected knowing that help will be there at the touch of a button.”
“I have a wife, two boys and three dogs, and I can’t always be home to protect them,” he said. “My wife now feels more secure when she’s home alone, and my son suffers from seizures, so I appreciate the two-way voice feature that allows us to connect with the central monitoring station. I also love being able to assign individual door codes to my family and friends so I know exactly who, and when, someone enters my home.”
With a Vivint Home Automation system and smartphone app, multiple family members can check on their parents from anywhere in the country, while optimizing the thermostats and lights to save on energy costs. Additionally, elderly parents may wear medical pendants to effectively lengthen the “age in place” period of their lives, avoiding the cost of assisted living facilities and improving their morale.