The United States population is aging. In fact, by 2030, the U.S. Census estimates that 20% of the U.S. population will be over the age of 65, that's over 70 million people. We also know that over 75% of older adults, would prefer to remain in their homes, according to a 2018 AARP survey. The need and demand for a new approach to care for the health needs of seniors is … [Read more...] about Broadband Enabled Health Technologies for Aging in Place
Did you know that 32% of homes in America have already installed some sort of smart home technology? The technology includes such things as smart thermostats, which allow you to control your home's temperature remotely; doorbells with video capabilities; and Alexa adding items to your grocery list. These pieces of tech are making life a little bit easier for everyone who … [Read more...] about How Will Smart Technology Help You In Your Old Age?
A few short decades ago, Americans assumed that the last years of their lives would be spent in a nursing facility or other senior living environment. Today, more seniors plan to age in place, which means that they plan to live in their own homes as long as they are able. Aging in place requires various types of support, including home care services, family support, and … [Read more...] about The Future of Data: Iot-Connected Smart Homes for an Aging Population
As Tejvan Pettinger wrote in his blog The main impacts of an ageing population, we must be proud of the great achievement of the twentieth century regarding the dramatic rise in life expectancy. However, the aging population comes with many challenges for smart cities across social, financial, economic, and political dimensions. Managing healthcare quality and costs for … [Read more...] about Smart Cities Are Vital to Cope with the Aging Population