Independent Living and Technology

  • Living and caring for oneself independently is a top priority for many aging Americans, and for their families.
  • Technology-driven assistance and adaptive products have become increasingly effective in supporting independence and quality of life for people of all ages.
  • Technology can enable integrated and reliable systems of care that above all foster independence for those who have physical or cognitive limitations.
  • For example, home-based systems such as those offered by GrandCare, provide seniors with touch platforms for receiving messages, video chatting with family, receiving medication alerts, listening to music, monitoring blood pressure and glucose levels, and playing games.
  • Other systems are designed to provide more clinical telehealth services, linking people to their health care providers, families, and support teams from the comfort of their own homes.

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