Tochtech Technologies developed SmarturnsTM to address a major safety concern for seniors choosing to age at home. Caregivers surveyed by Tochtech informed us that the risk of a kitchen fire from an unattended stove is one of the main reasons seniors move to an assisted living community.
Studies done by the public safety division of Alberta Municipal Affairs on the home-fire statistics in Canada have yielded insightful results. Highlights of these findings include:
- The age group that holds the highest risk of dying in a home fire are those 75 and older
- Cooking is the leading cause of in-home fires
- The kitchen is the most common area of origin for in-home fires
These staggering, yet unsurprising statistics reinforce the popular belief about home fires being more prevalent in the kitchen as we age. As the generation of boomers age, kitchen safety will only become a greater safety concern.
Tochtech has develop SmarturnsTM, a first in-class product that reminds seniors when the stove is on and unattended and will also inform caregivers of potential fire danger through text notifications. Smarturns is now available in retail stores in BC. The product is available at Self Care Home Health Products in North Vancouver and Vancouver and Advanced Medical in West Vancouver. Home installation services for the product is also available.
To read more about SmarturnsTM and to see how Tochtech is making a difference, visit: http://www.tochtech.com/smarturns-cooking-safety/