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How Innovative Home Technology Can Support Family Caregivers
Whenever Americans are asked where they’d like to live as they get older, a vast majority say they’d like to remain in their homes for as long as possible. They prize the independence, comfort, and dignity that come with the ability to “age in place.” But many older homeowners also face major challenges, such as the risk of falling, health problems, overwhelming household tasks, and isolation—a constant worry for their adult children, who often find themselves in the role of family caregivers. In today’s episode, Ryan Herd, the founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions, talks about his own struggles to care for his dad, who had been diagnosed with cancer, which led to the creation of an innovative technology company designed for caregivers just like him. Ryan will describe how the company’s products—small sensors, about the size of a quarter—help caregivers keep track of the health and well-being of their loved ones while respecting their privacy, without the use of cameras or other intrusive methods. In addition to his work with Caregiver Smart Solutions, Ryan will talk about his broader vision as a technology entrepreneur, focusing his efforts on developing tools that make homes and communities safer and more enjoyable. A sought-after speaker, author and consultant, he has worked with clients such as Google, Coldwell Banker, and Home Advisor, and presents a unique ability to humanize technology and explain it in terms that everyone can understand.
Ryan Herd is a leading expert in the smart technology industry, with over 30 years of experience bringing the magic of technology to consumers. As the founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions and inventor of the CORE kit, Ryan is dedicated to helping caregivers provide the best possible care for their loved ones. Through the use of non-invasive sensors, Caregiver Smart Solutions allows caregivers to monitor their loved ones' activities, including eating, movement, medicine consumption, and bathroom visits. This helps caregivers ask the right questions and ensure that their loved ones have the proper care to age in place. In addition to his work with Caregiver Smart Solutions, Ryan is also a highly sought-after speaker and consultant. The author of “Join the Smart Home Revolution,” he has worked with clients such as Google, Coldwell Banker, and Home Advisor, and is an NKBA Insider for the National Kitchen & Bath Association. With his unique ability to humanize technology and explain it in terms that everyone can understand, Ryan offers valuable insight into the importance of smart home technology and the “Internet of Things” in our lives today.
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanherd /
To learn more about Ryan’s work, log on to his website, where you can also read helpful articles about how to make caregiving more manageable on his blog (https://caregiversmartsolutions.com/blog/). You can also visit his YouTube channel to watch a library of videos that cover everything from product overviews to “tips and tricks” for caregivers. (https://www.youtube.com/@caregiversmartsolutions5624)