Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. Nearly every American adult owns a telephone, television, computer, and numerous other technological gizmos designed to make life easier and more entertaining. But technology isn’t just crucial to individuals; it has also become necessary for businesses, especially senior living providers.
Below are the ways Peristyle Residences stays ahead of the curve by using modern technology to enhance the quality of life for our residents. We believe our caregivers deserve every edge in assisting our residents and the care we provide. If you are looking for assisted living or memory care in greater New Orleans, Louisiana, don’t hesitate to schedule a tour at one of our beautiful residential care homes.
Video calls are a powerful tool for people unable to meet face-to-face, especially during the pandemic. Seniors often feel alone and less connected than younger age groups, and virtual visits are an excellent way for seniors to keep in touch with family and friends. At Peristyle Residences, we encourage our residents to zoom with family and friends as much as possible. We recognize that most of our residents are not “technologically sound,” so our caregivers help set up the zoom calls and coordinate with family and friends.
Aromatherapy is not a new holistic medicine. In fact, aromatherapy has been documented in many ancient civilizations, including China, India, and Egypt. Also, aromatherapy is not a technology, so you might wonder why it’s on the list of technologies we use at our residential care homes. That’s because the method in which aromatherapy is practiced in the 21st century involves modern technology. At Peristyle Residences, we use diffusers for essential oils to create a calm and peaceful environment for our residents. A favorite essential oil among our residents is lavender – a plant that reduces stress and anxiety, boosts mood, promotes relaxation, and improves sleep quality.
High Tech Security System
Home security systems provide a sense of safety and security for both residents and caregivers. They also give peace of mind to families entrusting senior living communities with caring for their elderly loved ones. At Peristyle Residence, we implement various security precautions such as security cameras, a smart alarm system, and door chimes. Not only do these safeguards protect against unwanted visitors, but also wandering memory loss patients. Safety is the greatest concern for both our residents and caregivers at Peristyle.
Automated Fire Suppression
Automated fire suppression systems are designed to suppress fires automatically by detecting smoke and heat. Fire suppression systems contain pipes connected to sprinklers, which release water when heated by fire or smoke. Automated fire suppression systems are integral to our resident and caregiver safety by mitigating the risk of a more significant fire before it gets out of hand.
ADA Accessible Standard Technologies
Even though all senior living residences must comply with ADA Accessible Standards, not all take it to the tenth degree. At Peristyle Residences, we have outfitted all our residential care homes with threshold ramps and walkways for wheelchair accessibility. Bathroom safety technology is always at the forefront for resident safety, which is why we outfit all bathrooms with anti-slip floors, shower grab bars, and no-step down tubs. We also have emergency pull stations throughout our homes for instant caregiver support in case of an accident.
Technology is changing the world as we know it. At Peristyle Residences, we believe it is crucial to continuously seek out and implement new technologies to help our caregivers and residents. If you are looking for assisted living or memory care in Metairie, Jefferson, and greater New Orleans, please contact us to schedule a tour.
We are looking forward to meeting you and your family.