Category 'Senior Care Technology'

Highlights From the White House Conference on Aging

Right at Home gathered highlights from The 2015 White House Conference on Aging. This blog post comes in two parts: 1. Implications of redefining longevity, and 2. Integration and participation of older adults in society.

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Don’t Be a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

With the upswing in data breaches in the healthcare industry, America’s seniors in particular are vulnerable to medical identity theft in which an unauthorized party gains access to a person’s health information.

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Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Wearable Health Sensors Are Just a Wrist Away

Today, biometrics engineers and tech firms across the globe are speedily developing sensors and wearable technologies that can monitor your health from a distance.

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Skype Is the New Prozac

Medical and social researchers are investigating a new form of depression assistance for older adults – personal counseling via computer screen.

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Robots Geared to Help Seniors at Home

Researchers and robotic companies across the globe are designing specialized robot devices to provide automated help for senior citizens at home.

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Computer Training Helps Seniors Stay in Touch With Loved Ones

The Pew Research Center reports that 54 percent of people over age 65 use the Internet, and more technology training is now geared toward older adults who don’t have to leave home to attend a class.

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Tablet Computers Increase Elders’ Readability

A presentation at the 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting offered new findings on why tablet computers are helping people age 50 and older read with more clarity and speed.

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Introducing Older Adults to the Internet

Before introducing elderly loved ones to the Internet, it’s important to ask how they’d like to use the Internet (connect with others, read news and weather, access health information, online banking and shopping, etc.). Teaching sessions should focus on these priority interests.

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Read the Latest Home Care Industry News

The July edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter contains information, advice and support for adult caregiving

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