Technology is a big part of the answer to the aging in place wish of many of our senior loved ones — and us, not only as family caregivers but as future seniors ourselves.
We’re looking to the tech industry for solutions that allow living in the home of our choice safely, comfortably and in good health as long as we can. Today that is a stated desire, but it may become a financial necessity for a growing number of seniors as our population ages.
We often talk with excitement about the technologies, both current and in the pipeline, that will enable longer and better aging in place, especially after taking in the sights, sounds and people at the International CES.
One of the companies that caught our eye at CES 2013 is MobileHelp and we’re pleased to be able to share a conversation about what they’re doing in this episode of the Senior Care Corner Show.
MobileHelp – A Unique Mobile Medical Alert System
We caught up with Chris Otto, Vice President of Product Development for MobileHelp, and are pleased to share our conversation with you. Chris is a technology entrepreneur and a pioneer in automatic fall detection for the elderly.
Check out the feature segment of this episode to hear what Chris has to say about what motivated him to work on technology for senior adults and the new offerings from MobileHelp.
We really enjoyed talking with Chris about MobileHelp’s automatic fall detection technology. Being able to check in with and get aid to seniors after a fall without the need for them to press a button offers great protection, not to mention peace of mind for family members. In addition, their cellular base station offers flexibility to those who choose to age in place.
Click on the player above to hear our chat with Chris and the rest of the episode. You can also download our shows at iTunes. Just search for Senior Care Corner.
News Items in This Episode
- Exercise May Help People with Alzheimer’s Avoid Nursing Homes
- Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls
- Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly
- Extra Fiber Tied to Lower Risk of Stroke
Feeding off the last news item (pun intended), Kathy’s quick tip in this episode talks about how to add fiber to the diets of our senior loved ones to help lower stroke risk.
Link Mentioned in this Episode
- Check out MobileHelp on the web or call them at (800)800-1710 for more information
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