Technology is affecting all areas of our lives and can benefit us in so many ways. More and more often we use technology in our homes for convenience, safety and entertainment. As individuals consider options for care and support as they age, it is important to understand how technology can play a role. Research shows that 90 percent of older adults prefer to age in place at home. Leveraging technology may help to make that reality for many people. On this episode of Empowering Professionals in Aging, we learn about ways to create a tech-enabled home that can help enhance independence and support an individual’s desire to age in place.
Lakelyn Hogan, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead. She educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges that older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Hogan has worked in the private and public sectors of senior care services and has spoken at national and international conferences on caregiving and aging, plus serves as a resource to the media. She is a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and vice chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.