October 2008

Aging in Place and Technology #6

October 10, 2008

Environmental Controls Environmental Control is my last entry in this series. The most recognized goals are comfort and energy savings. Common applications are lighting and HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning). For our purposes safety and supporting independence are the focus. Many household elements can be controlled remotely or automatically. They include safety, task and… Continue Reading Aging in Place and Technology #6

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Aging in Place and Technology #5

October 8, 2008

The Dynamic Management System for Aging in Place Aging in Place is more human, financial and medical resource efficient because the Dynamic and Comprehensive Management System applies and withdraws resources as needed. In contrast, someone who has trouble bathing and moves to assisted living gets a roof, meals and a full range of services, including… Continue Reading Aging in Place and Technology #5

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Aging in Place and Technology #4

October 6, 2008

Interactive Medical and Social Connections The next step in high technology and Aging in Place is interactive medical and social connection. Thinking of older citizens in rural locations help us understand how valuable this can be. It is time consuming, sometimes dangerous, often expensive and typically inconvenient for rural older folks to travel to a… Continue Reading Aging in Place and Technology #4

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Aging in Place and Technology #3

October 2, 2008

Monitoring to Prevent Illness and Injury Two paths to preventing illness and injury are better self management and anticipating situations so we can avoid the consequences. Technology can play a significant role in avoiding consequences by monitoring conditions so appropriate interventions can be employed. Monitoring systems establish a baseline of behavior and condition from which… Continue Reading Aging in Place and Technology #3

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