Helping elderly parents (p4):

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Older adults start to need help and support from their family in subtle ways, and there are all sorts of inter-personal complexities

 

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Explorer Discussions: Helping elderly parents

Smart Home Share & Learn: SF Explorers

When asked which smart home devices they have, San Francisco Explorers answer with more than a few of their personal favorites.  .........Read more

Idea / Challenge

Hi there! I want to start off by saying that if it wasn't for this community and the instructions on how to use the Amazon Echo and set up the device for a person without a smartphone, my family and I wouldn't have been able to interact with my father this past year while he was in skilled care... ....... Read more

Ideas for Alexa skills or routines to keep my Dad engaged

I'm giving Dad a couple of Alexa Echos for Christmas (he has a big house and is hard of hearing).  I'm trying to find some good skills and maybe set up some routines to get him to actually engage with the devices.  I was thinkng of creating a morning routine that includes a greeting, the weather... ....... Read more

Tochie @ Passavant

The Passavant Longevity Explorers evaluate "Tochie": an AI device. .........Read more

GrandPad @ Passavant

The Passavant Longevity Explorers evaluate a senior-friendly tablet. .........Read more

 

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Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

Tochie is an in-home reminder device, made by Tochtech.

Ohmni Robot

Ohmni Robot

The Ohmni Robot is a virtual telepresence robot. One of its applications is to enable grownup children, living far from their parents, to be able to "beam in" to their parent's house and have a virtual visit.

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

Toobaloo

Toobaloo is a tubular device designed to give auditory feedback to children (or adults having speech therapy) and to help adjust fluency.

ViewClix

ViewClix

The ViewClix Smart Frame is designed to be placed in the home of an older adult to display pictures shared from smart phones, PCs or other mobile devices. It is also intended to be used for video calls.

CUUBLE

CUUBLE

Cuuble is an app on a cloud-based platform designed to allow family members or friends to communicate and assist an aging parent who may be in a remote location. Photo sharing and message features can reduce isolation, and it can help keep track of many important functions in an elder's life...

UberEATS San Francisco

UberEats is Uber's food delivery service allowing the customer to order produce from the farmer's market or a gourmet culinary item from a restaurant to be delivered to their door in minutes.

Housing Information for Senior Citizens (HUD)

The US Department of Housing and Urban Renewal (HUD) sponsors this informative website. It is helpful to those seeking housing, especially affordable or subsidized housing, as well as family and friends who want to help in the search. It helps locate the appropriate type of housing, how to apply...

NORC Blueprint

This website explains NORCs, and explains how they work. NORC is an acronym for Naturally Occurring Retirement Community - a building, neighborhood, or section of a city not originally built for seniors, but where people are aging in place or have moved in to join like-minded others.

 

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