Smart home technologies are helping millions of people live independently. With an aging population and a demand for better technology, the market began to show an increase in smart, efficient, and cost effective products that can help seniors continue living at home into their 80's and even 90's.

Keeping  people in their own homes as long as possible, and avoiding their premature admission to long-term care facilities not only ensures they are comfortable in their own space, it will also reduce healthcare costs and healthcare pressure on government. The vast majority of senior Canadians and people with disabilities, and those dealing with accident rehabilitation, would prefer to receive care at home in the same community where they have been living for decades, rather than in a hospital or long-term care facility (National Research Council Canada).

  1. Handicare Stairlifts

Stairlifts are tested and approved worldwide to help individuals maintain their independence in a comfortable environment. If you struggle with hiking up a steep staircase or simple don’t want to risk a fall, the Handicare Stairlifts are specially designed to meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

Travelling from different levels of the house without assistance becomes possible with one device. The hidden track is discreet and the chair itself it upholstered, comfortable, and most importantly, safe.


  1.  The EasyWipe Wiping Aid

This compact device grants seniors their privacy in the washroom. The device has a unique design that allows it to be folded and discreetly carried in handbags or coat pockets so that it is available anyplace, anytime. The device releases tissue paper cleanly without any need to touch. It’s strong, durable, lightweight, and it works!

  1.  Power Mobility

If you need to get around quickly without the aid of a cane, walker, or another person, there are a lot of high-end mobility scooters on the market. The Pride Jazzy 600 Power Chair has been recognized as one of the highest performing machine with maximum stability to turn quickly and overcome minor obstacles. Pride Jazzy Air is unique due to its adjustable seat. The seat elevates and lowers at the touch of a button. Discover more scooters here.

  1. The Neptune Bath Lift

This advanced bath lift was designed so that people with limited mobility don’t have to give up the luxuries of a relaxing bath, and can opt out of a slippery shower floor. The many therapeutic benefits of soaking in warm water can relax the muscles and ease joints to increase mobility. This bath lift is modern, well-designed, and practical. Enjoy a soothing bath any time!

  1. MedCenter Monthly Vitamin Organizer

Taking your vitamins and medication can be made easier with an efficiently organized device like this one. Never forget a day, the MedCenter organizer includes 31 pill boxes with easy open lids and colour coding to show you exactly when your daily dose is complete. Each day has a “morning”, “noon”, “evening” and “night” compartment. This is the ultimate way to organize your important daily doses.

  1. Key Turner

Sometimes we fail to notice how much effort a task can be until it becomes taxing. The Key Turner III helps individuals independently get in and out of locked doors with one simple twist. If you suffer from arthritis in your hands, it can be especially difficult to fidget with a stubborn key hole. The heavy duty plastic handle does the work for you and leverages for easy turning.

  1. EZ Stand-N-Go

Stand safely from any couch, chair or recliner with this supportive invention. The EZ Stand-N-Go helps people get back on their feet safely. The device features a universal fit for any chair , it’s fully adjustable in both height and depth. You don’t need an expensive lift chair to steady a stand up. This device is also perfect for someone recovering from surgery.

  1. Swedish Cutting Board

Be independent in the kitchen! This cutting board makes sure that you can. The Swedish Cutting Board allows for easy slicing, dicing, and  grating of food in one simple hand motion. This invention was specifically designed for the use of one hand. The stainless steel spikes are effective in cutting up even the toughest fruits or vegetables.  

  1. Safety Rail

The Guardian Toilet Safety Rail is an adjustable, secure, and comfortable rail  that sits adjacent to your toilet. The rail has foam armrests to allow for an easy stand up and sit down. There’s no better place for independence than in the washroom. Guardian makes sure its users feel comfortable and capable.

  1. Caretrak Personal Mobile Response with GPS

Technological innovations have allowed for an extension of independence in old age like none other. People can now successfully live on their own into their 90’s.

Despite these amazing advancements, it’s important that there is always an option to receive help if it’s needed. The Caretrak Personal Mobile Response with GPS was designed to allow for 24/7 emergency response when needed. One push of the SOS allows you to speak directly with your care contact.



  1. National Research Council Canada. Smart home technologies to support independent living.  Volume 16, Number 4, December 2011.