Life is full of transitions, some of them more difficult than others. When a loved one gets into their senior years, the change can be challenging for the entire family—especially when it comes to making care decisions. Should you move them into your home or outfit their existing home so... more
When mom or dad gets older or gets sick, you want to do everything possible to care for them. But even with the best of intentions, being a family caregiver is extraordinarily hard work. The emotional and financial tolls associated with being a family caregiver are well-documented: According to AARP... more
A network of sensors and a smart insole are paving the way for improved remote monitoring technologies. Unfortunately, the public’s perception of remote monitoring devices has been shaped by an elderly person with a pendant around her neck, screaming “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” But times have... more
The Amazon Echo may usher in more devices that act as virtual caregivers for America’s growing senior population. We can use the Amazon Echo’s voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, to organize a calendar, learn about the weather or today’s news, and even to book travel. But the technology also has the... more
The AARP has chosen its three finalists for a $50,000 challenge to develop new “aging in place” technology. On an October morning late last year, a group of hopeful entrepreneurs gathered in a conference room in front of potential investors and venture capitalists, pitching their idea for the next... more
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