Basics of Life (p6):

Activities of daily living, and where to live.

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Analysis & Exploration: Basics of Life

Aging in Place needs a Business Model

Aging in Place is a widely popular concept. Seniors want it. Economists think it has to happen if we are not all to go broke. And there is lots of technology being developed that may help. But, picking the right business model is a thorny issue.

 

 

Aging and Community Redefined Conference

I recently joined other thought leaders at a PAMF event on Aging and Community Redefined.

The keynote was Dr. Bruce Chernof, CEO of the SCAN Foundation. His mission is to advance the development of the sustainable continuum of care for seniors. He describes the solution to the problem of the aging with three main points. One is stop perfecting 1972, the second is to address people not patients, and the third is the tipping point is simplicity plus a dose of intensity.

His first main point was that healthcare, including Medicare, is not solving today's problems. We keep...

 

 

Redefining & Redesigning Aging…By and For Ourselves!

I recently participated in a global design challenge to redefine aging. The Challenge was held on the OpenIDEO website / platform (www.openideo.com) where thousands of design-thinkers from around the world participate in a virtual incubator. My team's idea was one of the six winning ideas. Put simply, the idea is to create a participatory design movement, where mature men and women are empowered to create their own future (products, services, experiences, communities, etc.).

 

 

Retirement Community Costs: How Much?

At the outset, the greatest barrier to moving into a retirement community can be the cost. Therefore, most homeowners and renters find it attractive to age in place at home in the community where friends and services are nearby. However, the cost of remaining at home can become very high in the later stages compared to some of the alternatives.

 

 

Home Health Care – Who are the stakeholders?

Home healthcare is a huge market. The demand is growing. Investors, executives, and technologists all have ideas for solutions. The key to moving things forward is to bring all of these stakeholders together to look at their issues and concerns.

 

 

The Village Movement

Villages are a non-profit subscription membership network of individuals over 60 who want to stay in their own homes and neighborhoods – neighbors realistic about the transitions that come with getting older - committed to helping each other when there’s a need.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Basics of Life

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

Meals: Potential Challenges for Living at Home

San Francisco Explorers discuss how planning and preparing meals might interfere with living independently. .........Read more

I Want to Do My Own Driving Evaluation

Explorer Ron frames the question: "How does one decide whether or not to continue driving?" Should it be one's self, or someone else? .........Read more

Explorers' Field Report on Use of Toenail Clippers

Eskaton Village explorers took home an array of toenail clippers and returned with a report of their findings. .........Read more

Hoarding Behaviors Described and Discussed

Explorer Nicolas speaks about his aging mother in law, who is starting late in life to hoard plastic bags to the degree it is becoming ‘overboard’ in terms of the accumulation. .........Read more

Hand Tremor Stabilizer Reported

Explorer Arthur reports on reading an article about a glove designed to cancel hand tremors by integrating a gyroscope. .........Read more

 

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

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

 
Image of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults
 

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

 
Image of CallToU Wireless Caregiver Pager Smart Call System 2 SOS Call Buttons/Transmitters 2 Receivers Nurse Calling Alert Patient Help System for Home/Personal Attention Pager 500+Feet Plugin Receiver
 

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.

 

Vivint Smart Home

 

Vivint offers a Vivint app designed to coordinate an array of off the shelf home monitoring and security devices compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant and controlled via the Vivint app.

 

Livpact

 
Livpact
 

Livpact is a connected platform using wireless devices and 'off the shelf' AI hardware intended to to organize and connect family, friends, professional support, community services and helpful resources.

 

Yepzon Personal GPS Tracker

 
Image of Yepzon One Personal GPS Tracker
 

Yepzon Personal GPS tracker is a small personal tracker for keeping track of kids and potentially older adults with cognitive impairment..

 

 

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