Technology

Future Technologies Will Enable “Connected Aging”
, Technology

A recent brief from the Center for Technology and Aging argues that new mobile devices and Internet-based resources will become increasingly usable, practical, and affordable,…

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What Will Consumers Pay for Technology to Enhance Independence?
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The growth of the older adult population and the rising costs of providing care have led to great interest in the development of new assistive…

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Older Adults Increasingly Use Social Media: Pew Report
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A November report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that older adults are a still-growing population of social media users, a finding…

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Deloitte Report: Gaps & Opportunities in Consumer Engagement with Health Technologies
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The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions released an issue brief based on a survey of US health care consumers. The survey, designed to be representative…

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Video Evidence of Falls in LTC: Loss of Balance, Tripping Cause More Falls than Slipping
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operations, Senior Housing, Technology

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and about half of older adults in long-term care (LTC) experience a fall in any…

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Influences on Users’ Ability to Navigate Medicare.gov
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As the health care industry in the US increasingly expects individuals to manage their own health, there is a need for health management tools that…

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Supportive Home Technology for Individuals with Cognitive Decline
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Technology for aging-in-place has been a popular area for research in recent years, particularly in the areas of assistive and monitoring technology. A recent article…

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Can Accelerometers Detect Real-World Falls?
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Falls are a major source of disability, morbidity, and mortality. Recent in-home technology advancements—such as new sensor and accelerometer technology—are promising areas for falls reduction…

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Nintendo® Wii™ for Balance & Mobility Testing: Strengths & Limitations
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Research trials and case reports have suggested that the Nintendo Wii video game system might be a useful falls reduction tool. The WiiFit™ has games…

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Web Training Programs Show Lasting Benefits
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Computer and internet skills are becoming ever more important as agencies and businesses move information and services online. Older adults are increasingly likely to use…

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Does Evidence Support the Use of Personal Emergency Response Services?
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Some reports suggest that the use of personal emergency response services (PERS) has been beneficial to older adults. In an emergency, the user activates an…

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The Potential of Telehealth to Manage Cardiac and Respiratory Care
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The older-adult, home health care patient population often includes individuals who are socially isolated and have various, complicated medical issues.As a result, strategies to reduce…

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