SMART AGING & WELLNESS
Healthcare Technology Solutions for Home Health & Aging Well
Seniors Will Learn New Technology with a Purpose.
According to the Stanford Center on Longevity, seniors are more open to learning new technology if they see a purpose in it. Seniors who see technology as a way to solve a problem or meet a need are more likely to take time to learn new things. For example, a senior who has grandchildren in a different state may want to use social media to communicate with them. A senior who is concerned about home security may be more likely to have a smart doorbell installed. And a senior with limited mobility may find online shopping easier than going to stores.
Today’s older adults are receptive to modern technology, as they learn and adapt to changes in technology that can make their lives easier. While some high-tech devices may seem like a luxury for some people, some devices, such as smartphones have become a must-have for most seniors. And with the current trends, seniors will rely more and more on new technology over time.
Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 years old every day, and by 2030, 18% of the US population will be age 65 or older (compared to 13% today). ... The trend is driven by Baby Boomers, who overwhelmingly prefer to age in place. Aging in place tends to improve seniors' quality of life, which improves their physical health. It also insulates them from the bacterial and viral risks found in senior living facilities, reducing their chance of contracting a serious illness.
Feeling one is "at home" is a major aspect of aging in place. Providing older adults a place to call their own that supports the development of the psychological attachments necessary to convert the place to home is key for successful aging in place.
Successful aging involved three main factors: (1) WELLNESS - being free of disability or disease, (2) BRAIN HEALTH - having high cognitive and physical abilities, and (3) SOCIALIZATION - interacting with others in meaningful ways.
Facilities, Caregivers, Home Care Agencies, Individuals, and Individuals Caring for Aging Parents.