December 2009

Aging in Place-Two Keys

December 30, 2009

The New York Times Blog, The New Old Age is a really good and wide ranging approach to the issues of coping and caring. The current entry on small scale assisted living by Paula Span, is right on the button, as I would expect. Clicking around as things work with on line media I hit […]

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Universal Design – Do You Believe in Magic?

December 23, 2009

…from the Lovin’ Spoonful to: And you know something is happeningBut you don’t know what it is.. Bob Dylan The wonderful magic of Universal Design is unanticipated corollary benefits. Closed captioning is a really clear example. Including those with hearing difficulties to mainstream media was the intended outcome. Reading TV in bars and airport waiting […]

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Aging in Place Technology Status

December 17, 2009

Someone asked me to summarize the situation with Technology and Aging in Place. I share my Rambling reply: 1. There is a lot of interest and promise. PERS (lifeline) is the only thing making significant inroads to people’s homes. A few pill minders are also working. 2. The VA, using Health Buddy, is reaping benefits, […]

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