Today, high-tech monitoring systems and other gadgets are helping seniors ‘age in place’ independently, while giving family member peace of mind. According to USA Today, here’s a closer look at some of these home-based tech tools.
It goes by different names — “independent living,” “non-assisted living,” or the preferred “aging in place” – but these phrases mean the same thing: growing older without having to move to a healthcare environment.
In fact, nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Even if they begin to need day-to-day assistance or ongoing health care during retirement, most (82%) would prefer to stay in their own homes.
Today, high-tech monitoring systems and other gadgets are helping seniors age in place independently, while giving family members peace of mind in the process. What’s more, home-based tech tools could be far less expensive than moving into an assisted living environment.
The following is a look at some of the main “aging in place” tech categories, and an example of a service for each. LEARN MORE.