Technology to Enhance Independence at Home

The wide range of aging technology products offered today is proof positive that the boomer generation is not only dominating the marketplace, but welcoming with open arms the advances technology has to offer. In both professional caregiving and family caregiving the use of technology with its endless possibilities is here to stay and can make a significant difference in the quality of life of both seniors and caregivers.

Click on the article listed below to read about the most popular areas we are seeing technology used to help seniors successfully age in place.

Making Home Care Effortless, One Gadget at a Time

Downloadable Tools and Tips:
Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.Downloads

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource web sites to find out more about technology to enhance independence at home.

Microsoft’s Computer Guide for Boomers
Learn easy ways to customize your computer without downloading or purchasing anything. Tips are also provided for the two-thirds of those of us over 50 who have vision, hearing, or dexterity impairments that will impact our computer use.

Descriptions of Tracking Devices for Alzheimer’s
This article discusses the different types of devices for tracking lost Alzheimer’s patients, and how they work.

Companies that Sell Tracking Devices for Alzheimer’s Patients
This site provides a helpful listing of companies that make electronic tracking devices for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Buyer’s Guide to Personal Emergency Response Systems
This informative article provides basic information on personal emergency response systems (home devices that connect someone to a 24-hour call center with the push of a button).

MedicAlert E-HealthKey Review
MedicAlert is a non-profit organization that offers a medical alert key that can be attached to a purse, backpack, keychain, etc. This USB device works as a memory key that securely houses all of a person’s important medical information. The key can be inserted into a computer’s USB port, and important medical information can be displayed to emergency personnel to aid in a person’s treatment.

Warning Signs Care May Be Needed

Options to Pay for Care