Laura Mitchell speaks at ASA on April 28th: The New Look of Technology for Older Persons

Going to ASA? M Listen as Laura Mitchell, Dr. Gene Aronin and Joel Shapira discuss the future of aging. Using technology to “age in place”

Thursday April 28, 2011: 1:00 PM  – 2:00 PM

Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel
Room: Yosemite A (Ballroom Level)
CEU Credits: 1


Revolutionary new technology and its applications have changed the way older persons are cared for as they age at home, enabling them to remain independent and live more fulfilling lives, providing higher quality of care, assisting caretakers, facilitating the communication, and equalizing availability of quality care to all persons.


1. Participants will recognize the social and health benefits of technological devices for the care and monitoring of elderly and their effects on enabling individuals to remain home as they age. Participants will be able to specify care scenarios in which technological devices could be used and select devices that would be applied.

2. Participants will identify resources for locating technology and give examples of technological devices and their sources, and innovations in new technology; state the benefits in bridging the digital gap to enable diversity in the availability of technology.

3. Participants will identify federal legislation and mandates influencing care of elderly such as remaining at home as much as possible, and coordination of caretakers and medical personal in sharing of information and roles and the practical effects upon the use of technology for care.

Housing, Accessibility and Technology

Technology, Technology and Health

Target Audience

Emerging Professional less than 5 years or Student
Established Professional 10 or more years in profession
Professional 5 to 9 years