Innovative Approaches to Providing Preventive and Health Services to Older Adults in the Community

Technology enabling aging adults to live in their communities!

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By Lisa Price, M.D.

Many adults want to live independently as they age. They enjoy the freedom and the ability to continue to pursue life on their own terms.

Even with this desire, there are two significant challenges many low-income older adults often face:

  • Lack of affordable housing
  • Easy access to health and wellness services

Affordable, safe housing—whether an apartment or a house—is difficult to find in many cities. Finding well-designed, technology-enhanced housing with wrap-around medical and psychological services is out of reach to many older adults. More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. A good number of them are tech-savvy, and used to consuming and having access to a variety of health and wellness services – will the market place adjust to meet this growing demand?

To provide a positive aging-in-place experience, senior care providers must devise a way to provide affordable housing and reasonably priced healthcare services…

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