As our parents grow older, there are a lot of things that they are not able to do for themselves anymore. Sometimes, it is hard to see them decline when we are used to them being the caretakers of us. When the roles are reserved, it makes things hard and confusing for everyone involved. Not to be morbid, but the transition into the later stages of life seems really sad. One thing that will cheer up my parents as the slip into their old age will be the smart thermostat that my siblings and I are planning on installing for them for Christmas this year. A smart thermostat is perfect for their house. Our parents house is two levels and their bedroom and the thermostat are on separate levels. This makes it very hard for them when they are trying to adjust the thermostat before bed. The smart thermostat will be a great thing for them to use before bed. They are getting older and colder. When they go to bed, sometimes they forget to adjust the thermostat. It is not safe for them to walk down the stairs alone at night anymore. There have been a few close calls when it comes to them adjusting the AC. One night, my dad called my brother to say he wasn’t sure if he would be able to make it back up the stairs to go to bed. My brother had to drive over in the middle of the night to make sure that he was OK.