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Analysis & Exploration: Basics of Life

So You Want to Build a Pill Dispenser? Focus on Filling!

Do you have an idea for a pill dispensing product? Good for you. You’ve seen the problem and complexity of multiple medication and you have an idea to make it better. I commend you.

At NightingaleRx we’ve learned a few things from evaluating other pill dispensers and studying the medication management landscape. Here are a few things to keep in mind that may assist in your endeavors:

 

 

First Freedom Wear Meetup held in New York City

We held our first Freedom Wear Meetup in New York City on June 25th. We had a lively discussion sharing our backgrounds, experiences and visions, and touched on a number of opportunity areas that might warrant further discussion and exploration.

 

 

Boomer Decision-making on Home Modifications for Aging in Place

Some of you may have participated late last year in my research survey about consumer decision making, baby boomers, and aging in place. If so, thank you very much for contributing to our collective knowledge! As of mid-November 2013, 225 people had responded to the survey: 57% boomers aged 50-64, and 43% non-boomers aged 65+. 

For decades, AARP has conducted surveys showing that 80-90% of Americans want to age in place. My survey results were similar at 78%. The literature research for my thesis, though, indicated that less than 15% of earlier...

 

 

Aging in Place survey from SFSU

Participate in an important research survey by SFSU on boomer attitudes to aging in place.

 

 

Falling Down The Stairs; Understanding the needs and motivations of Seniors

In order for our community to move forward with the development of technologies that will enable baby boomers to age in place we will need to understand the needs and motivations of Seniors. The psychology of aging is relevant and necessary as we proceed. I am going to present a model that should help us gain a general perspective on this very complex subject.

 

 

Breaking Down Inter-Generational Communication Barriers

Going beyond money management, part of our daily work includes having conversations about the complexities of providing care for aging family members, the range of costs for providing this care and the difficulty families have in planning around these issues. Yet, most people don’t think about such things until there is a crisis.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Basics of Life

Staying in Touch: Parents in Lockdown

It's a pretty common scenario at present. Your elderly parent, who lives at home — or in a nice senior living facility — is under "lockdown" for the foreseeable future. You can't visit. They are not super tech-savvy and don't regularly use Facetime, or Skype, or Zoom. And you are wondering what... ....... Read more

Better Bra for Older Women

Our Longevity Explorers have been engaged in a brainstorming session about bra's for older adults — ignited by a challenge from explorer Marly. .........Read more

Better Bra for Older Women

Our Longevity Explorers have been engaged in a brainstorming session about bra's for older adults — ignited by a challenge from explorer Marly. .........Read more

Better Bra for Older Women

Our Longevity Explorers have been engaged in a brainstorming session about bra's for older adults — ignited by a challenge from explorer Marly. .........Read more

Groceries in the time of COVID: Ideas?

Because of the "stay at home order", my project at this time is helping to get groceries to residents in our community who live alone, do not drive, and are not tech savvy.  It is surprising how many are in this group.

Currently I'm placing their orders on my account. The order is... ....... Read more

How to Know When to Stop Driving: AAA Talk

How to Know When to Stop Driving, John Paul, guest speaker from AAA Northeast by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

“People outlive their driving ability by eight to ten years,” said John Paul, the guest speaker from AAA Northeast.  Without alternatives, giving up driving can... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Basics of Life (shared by our Explorers)

ActiveCare Bed

 

The ActiveCare Bed by Med-Mizer is designed to allow a limited mobility person to safely get into and out of bed, and to protect the caregiver from injury as well.

 

MIT Open Style Lab

 
Open Style Lab at MIT
 

Born of the marriage of the occupational therapy and fashion design disciplines, the MIT Open Style Lab is assembling teams to tackle problems of fitting clothing for people with limited dexterity.

 

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener

 
Gilhoolie Jar Opener
 

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener is a device intended to make easy work of opening tight jar lids and bottle caps.

 

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

 

This is a book about planning retirement for those aging alone (solo agers). One of our explorers brought it along to a meeting and recommends it.

 

CallToU Caregiver Call Button

 

CallToU is a wireless call system intended for indoor use to alert the intended helper that assistance is needed by the user.

 

Mom's New Pad

 
 

Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area senior referral and relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.

 

Caring - the App

 
caring app
 

Caring is a smartphone app designed to help organize the information that designated family and friends are likely to need when caring for a friend or family member.

 

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

The Wellbeing Monitor

 
Wellbeing Monitor
 

The Wellbeing Monitor is a smartphone app that is intended to set up a private communication tool for use by elders and selected family or friends to check in and help assure an elder's well being.

 

 

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