Technology to Enhance Independence at Home
New technological inventions and advances to help care for seniors outside of a nursing home and to reduce hospital admissions are occurring daily. Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage county provides these helpful resources to demonstrate how technology can keep seniors safer, more secure and healthier in their chosen environment.
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- Beginner’s Guide to Personal Emergency Response Systems
- Examples of High-Tech Tools Now Available to Assist One to Remain at Home Safely
- Maintaining Independence Through Home Technology
Click the links below to access resource web sites to find out more about technology to enhance independence at home.
Aging in Place Technology Trends to Watch
This article lists the latest technological trends to take notice of and also provides helpful links for more information on the products and services.
Aging in Place Technology Watch
This accumulation of blogs provides some insight into the latest in technological advancements and industry trends for using technology to solve some aging in place issues.
Microsoft’s Computer Guide for Boomers
Learn easy ways to customize your computer without downloading or purchasing anything. Tips are also provided for the two-thirds of those of us over 50 who have vision, hearing, or dexterity impairments that will impact our computer use.
Electronic Sensors to Catch Early Alzheimer’s Symptoms
This article discusses the current studies using monitors and online tests to track subtle changes in people’s daily mobility and behavior in order to help with the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Descriptions of Tracking Devices for Alzheimer’s
This article discusses the different types of devices for tracking lost Alzheimer’s patients, and how they work.
Companies that Sell Tracking Devices for Alzheimer’s Patients
This site provides a helpful listing of companies that make electronic tracking devices for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Buyer’s Guide to Personal Emergency Response Systems
This informative article provides basic information on personal emergency response systems (home devices that connect someone to a 24-hour call center with the push of a button).
MedicAlert E-HealthKey Review
MedicAlert is a non-profit organization that offers a medical alert key that can be attached to a purse, backpack, keychain, etc. This USB device works as a memory key that securely houses all of a person’s important medical information. The key can be inserted into a computer’s USB port, and important medical information can be displayed to emergency personnel to aid in a person’s treatment.