My grandma is still living at home and wants to age in place. Do you know anything about technology based in-home care? Is it a legitimate option for our family? Thanks for your help!

Asked by: Michele Trice |Posted on: December,07 | Viewed: 390 times

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Hi Michele, we're happy to help! 

Technology based in-home care can be a great option for older adults who want to age in place. However, while technology such as medication dispensers, fall detectors, etc. can be very helpful in caring for your grandmother, they can not completely replace a human caregiver. 
You may want to consider hiring an in-home caregiver to help your grandma with the activities of daily living (meal preparation, bathing, etc.) and use technology as a way of supplementing care when no one is around. We can never be too careful when caring for our aging loved ones, and technology (such as video monitoring or fall detectors) can offer peace of mind to families who live far away or are otherwise incapable of taking on a caregiving role. 

For more information on the type of technology that can help older adults, visit the Seniorly Resource Center. This article in particular covers the top tech options for the Elderly: https://www.seniorly.com/resources/articles/technology-for-the-elderly 

You can also visit our Pinterest Board "Helpful Technology" to discover new tools that are changing aging: https://www.pinterest.com/seniorly/helpful-technology/ 

Wishing your family all the best in caring for your grandma. She is lucky to have you!


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