CONNECTICUT – On Thursday, April 17th, scores of Connecticut legislators, state agency and business leaders attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of Assisted Living Technologies’ new showroom in Meriden. Assisted Living Technologies is the first and only company in Connecticut that offers technologically-advanced, primarily wireless products,to create Smart Homes which promote aging in place.
State Representatives Hilda Santiago and Catherine Abercrombie were in attendance at the start of the event to experience the new facility firsthand. Soon thereafter, all guests gathered outside on the front lawn for the official ribbon cutting, which was followed by congratulatory remarks from Deputy Mayor of Meriden Bob Williams and Deputy Commissioner of the CT Department of Development Services Joseph Drexler. Members of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce and Meriden City Council were joined by representatives from the CT Departments of Developmental and Social Services, and directors, case workers and caregivers from area assisted living and nursing homes to learn how the company’s products can reduce long-term care costs for both the state and families.
The grand opening celebration included tours of the interactive showroom and product demonstrations of touch screen video monitors, GPS tracking devices and automatic medication dispensers that allow independent living. The showroom, located at 74 South Broad Street in Meriden, officially opened to the public on Friday, April 18th. Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m.
“This technology will become essential as we are faced with an increasing population of seniors and an impending shortage of caregivers,” said Assisted Living Technologies Co-Founder and President Ron D’Aquila. “Falls, medication compliance, wandering, loneliness and safety are concerns that can now be monitored remotely so that seniors or individuals with an intellectual disability can remain at home or in an assisted living facility.”