Enhancing Elderly Care Services with igloohome Smart Access platform in Singapore

By Anabel | July 17, 2023

In today's rapidly aging population, ensuring the safety and well-being of seniors is a top priority. Singapore, renowned for its exceptional elderly care services, is at the forefront of addressing the needs of its aging population. The rise of smart home technology, particularly igloohome’s smart access platform, offers an innovative solution that promotes aging in place, improves safety, and provides peace of mind for both seniors and their caregivers.

By 2030, almost 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be over 65, reflecting a significant demographic shift in our population. This highlights the urgent need for innovative solutions to support the growing number of seniors in Singapore. We share some ways igloohome’s platform can effectively support elderly care services in Singapore, specifically catering to seniors with conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, and more.

Aging in Place

Aging in place is the concept of seniors being able to maintain their independence and live in their own homes as they grow older. In Singapore, the Ministry of Health reports that there are over 88,000 residents aged 60 years and above who live alone. It is essential to have a collective effort involving multiple stakeholders to ensure that seniors, particularly those at risk of social isolation, receive the necessary support to age in place successfully. igloohome smart locks can play a vital role in this endeavor by providing safe access and audit trails, which are crucial infrastructure to facilitate social support through regular home visits and check-in calls. By implementing these smart locks, caregivers and support organizations can effectively monitor and ensure the well-being of seniors.

Enhanced Safety and Security

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One of the primary concerns for caregivers and families is ensuring the safety of elderly individuals. igloohome's smart locks offer advanced security features such as secure pin codes, Bluetooth key access, and one-time PINs for temporary access to visitors or caregivers. This eliminates the need for physical keys, reducing the risk of keys getting lost or stolen, and enhances overall home security.

Greg Tan, CEO of SGAssist, underscores the importance of safety and security in elderly care: "As an organization, SG Assist is dedicated to eldercare support and helping seniors age in place. We have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of igloohome's smart lock solution. The safety, security, and peace of mind it brings to both caregivers and their loved ones are truly invaluable. With the ability to remotely grant access to trusted individuals, caregivers can swiftly respond to their loved ones' needs, even when they are physically away. This seamless integration of technology not only enhances efficiency but also preserves the human touch in our caregiving approach."

Dementia Support

Seniors with dementia require special care and attention to ensure their safety. igloohome smart locks come with features specifically designed for dementia care, such as automatic lock reactivation, which ensures the door is always locked after a specific duration. Caregivers can remotely monitor and control access to the home, providing a secure environment for individuals with dementia while allowing them the freedom to move about their living spaces.

Parkinson's Disease Management

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Parkinson's disease often affects mobility and coordination, making it challenging for seniors to manipulate traditional locks. igloohome's smart locks offer convenient access through various means, including Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, bluetooth fobs, key cards, or even voice assistants. This eliminates the need for physical dexterity, empowering seniors with Parkinson's to effortlessly secure and access their homes.

Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Caregivers play a vital role in supporting elderly individuals, but their responsibilities can often be overwhelming. igloohome's smart access platform provides caregivers with real-time access monitoring, activity logs, and remote control capabilities. They can easily grant or revoke access to the home, ensuring the safety of their loved ones even from a distance. This feature grants caregivers peace of mind, knowing they can actively manage access to the home and respond promptly in case of emergencies.

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In order to effectively serve the elderly, it is crucial for all components to work together seamlessly. This includes the integration of igloohome's solutions with elderly care services. igloohome’s solutions can be seamlessly incorporated into monitoring systems, allowing caregivers and emergency responders to be alerted when there are abnormal access activities, ensuring swift assistance in cases of medical emergencies or accidental lockouts.

Greg Tan recognizes the significance of the partnership with igloohome in reshaping the future of senior care. He expresses, "igloohome has become an essential tool in redefining the future of senior care, empowering us to provide personalized support while maintaining our commitment to a compassionate and human-centric approach. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for this wonderful partnership!"

We are excited about the prospect of forging more meaningful partnerships like the one between igloohome and SGAssist. As Singapore continues to lead the way, it is creating a future that harmoniously combines compassion, innovation, and independence for its aging population.

About the Author



Always caught dashing out of the house and forgetting keys in the midst of rush, Anabel is an active advocate for all things keyless and fuss-free tech-y solutions!