Tech Gadgets Help Seniors Age in Place

Aging in Place

 

Senior-friendly smartphones are just one of many gadgets to help the elderly remain independent and at home.

Senior-friendly smartphones are just one of many gadgets to help the elderly remain independent and at home.

Seniors and technology don’t always go hand-in-hand, but they may soon thanks to aging in place initiatives that rely on the use of electronic gadgets.

While a majority of seniors want to live at home for as long as possible (95 percent of adults age 75 and older, according to an AARP survey), many will rely on technological advances to help accommodate those choices.

From sensor-based activity tracking systems to senior-friendly smartphones, numerous products have hit the market that cater to helping seniors remain independent while also easing the caregiving burden on their adult children, reports USA Today.

USA Today’s list of some of the best new tech to help aging parents and their families.