High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today

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High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today is a video that portrays technology's potential to facilitate coordinated care and aging in place. The story follows a character named Alma from home to hospital, to rehabilitation and back to home again. Throughout her experience of having and recovering from a stroke, Alma and her caregivers use personal health tablets, a medication dispenser, electronic health records, home monitoring, telehealth, engagement technologies, and assistive technologies. They also use a personal emergency response system, with automatic fall detection, to plan her care, to communicate with each other and to allow her to remain safely at home with support.

LeadingAge CAST has just released, "High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today," a vision video that shows how current technology can facilitate coordinated care and aging in place. The video demonstrates the possibilities through the story of Alma, an 83-year-old woman whose journey from home to hospital, rehabilitation and back home is assisted by technology. 

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Companion Articles 

This ongoing 12-part series that will examine the host of aging services technologies that were highlighted in the video.

More About the Film

"High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today" is a follow-up to "Imagine -- The Future of Aging," which chronicled an older gentleman's technology-enhanced care and was released in 2005. 

That video included computer-generated technologies that were not available for purchase. All of the videos in High-Tech Aging are currently on the market, though infrequently used together.

LeadingAge CAST acknowledges the generous support of the following organizations, whose support made this video possible:

The video was filmed on location at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD.