Illustrating the timeless laws of supply and demand, the market for aging in place products and technology now represents over $2.5 trillion dollars in spending power, say the experts at AgeTek (Aging Technology Alliance).
Among them are amplified telephones, fall detection sensors, swivel cushions to ease the transition into/out of automobiles, remote monitoring systems, large-grip/soft-handled cooking and eating utensils, voice-activated wheelchairs, listening devices for TVs, shoes that help maintain balance, and more. There is even a gadget that prevents the need to bend over to put on socks.
Regardless of where they reside, living as independently as possible is the desire of most seniors, and these low- and high-tech gadgets certainly make independence, safety, and ease of routine tasks an achievable goal. Using assistive technology whenever possible also reduces the risk of incidents (for example, falls) that warrant a senior care transition (such as a move from assisted living to skilled nursing care), supporting aging in place wherever that “place” may be.
Learn more about advances in senior care technology at ElderGadget.com and AgeinPlaceTech.com.