We're sometimes overwhelmed by the abundance of technologies. Even selecting a new cell phone may be a challenge, simply because there are so many to choose from**. At the same time, we embrace the new; we surf, text, and blog; we Google, Skype, and Tweet. Bottom line: we like it, and we use it.
CAST (LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies) has identified four categories of technology that can help us maintain well-being and independence. Though CAST focuses on aging, these technologies have the potential to enhance the lives of people with a wide range of needs and abilities.
Today's Smart Tech has the potential to improve our personal sense of security,quality of life, independence, and health. If you are caring for a loved one, Smart Tech may also help to increase your personal time and peace of mind while reducing stress... all of which can make it just a little bit easier to be the kind of caregiver that you strive to be.
**Baffled by all those choices? Tune in next week to learn about strategies for selecting technology that meets YOUR needs and/or the needs of YOUR loved one.
NOTE: The information provided in this article is offered for educational and information purposes only and should not be interpreted as personal medical advice, product, or vendor endorsement.