Weekly Digest: Advancements on Elder Health Tech
How does elder health tech help in providing the care and attention that seniors need and deserve? This week’s round-up will enlighten us on elder health tech advancements (the problems they address, the issues they face) and the solutions that technology creates for long term care. Also, make sure to start planning for your LTC future, by requesting for free LTC quotes here.
Elder care on-demand: why tech is setting its sights on your parents
Firsthand experience on the perils of taking care of their loved ones led several tech startup founders to disrupt home healthcare. Moira Weigel’s entry on The Guardian revealed how startups Hometeam and Honor have rolled out services that directly cater to elderly needs. Featuring smooth and manageable processes, the products that these Silicon Valley wonders are introducing more practical ways to provide care for the elderly.
Elder Care Disruptive Technology Involves More Than Just Apps
More on disruption, major tech companies are now actively pushing forward elder health tech beyond apps. Sherwin Sheik, CEO of CareLinx, discussed on a Huffingtonpost entry about disruptive healthcare technology coming from companies one may least expect to enter the eldercare space.
Assistive tech labs can help seniors find right tools for living
In a post for the AJC, Laura Berrios wrote about how assistive tech labs can aid the elderly with their activities of daily living. Ranging from simple items (such as a magnifying glass) to voice-controlled smart gadgets, the many forms of assistive technology will allow seniors an even more comfortable – and safer – life.
Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies
Stan Szpytek’s blog post on Long-Term Living Magazine cited real-life and practical applications of how elder health tech can create a positive impact in life. A “disaster app” has proven to not only save potential lives – it also helped disseminate information and save up on resources that may otherwise be lost to a fire or such.
Editorial: Music for the generations
The Wellesley Townsman wrote about the benefits that music can bring to residents in a nursing home. By using iPods and customized playlists, seniors now have a more relaxing and beneficial activity to look – or listen – forward to in care centers.