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Technology and Its Benefits to Helping Adult Children, Caregivers and Seniors Live Better Lives

We wanted to share another great blog article by Mark Phillips, Product Manager at GE Healthcare IT.

Can Technology Help Adult Children, Caregivers and Seniors Live Better Lives?

Mark Phillips

Every day the aging population is growing at a significant rate, and at the same time, technology is taking off at a remarkable pace. So why not combine the two to help adult children take care of their aging loved ones without sacrificing their independence?   He has successfully addressed the key needs the Aging and Technology industry faces and has defined them as below:

      • Support seniors in living their absolute best life where they want to live it!
      • Keep families and caregivers connected, even across long distances
      • Support and promote socialization
      • Promote safety and peace of mind
      • Assist with activities of daily living
      • Help coordinate the myriad of care activities
      • Enable easy interaction with community services and businesses
      • Are easy to setup, intuitive, and easy to use
      • Are affordable to acquire and to keep

Phillips goes on to describe the issues that caregivers and their aging loved ones face and then gives some viable techology solutions as a vehicle to provide better, individualized, and more efficient care. GrandCare is mentioned as a stand out solution “these guys are the blaze, the trail pioneers in the market…”  GrandCare’s VP of Business Development, Laura Mitchell, is described by Mark as “a tireless champion for aging in place technology and who has delivered many blogs and webinars to help spread the word”.

Check out Mark Phillip’s complete blog Here.

08-18-2011 Aging &Technology Webinar – “Nutrition & Fitness: Promoting Healthy Aging”

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Thursday August 18th Aging/Technology Webinar:              

Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Time: 2pm EDT (1pm CDT / 12p MDT / 11am PDT)

Topic: “Nutrition & Fitness: Promoting Healthy Aging”

Over the years good nutritional behaviors has gotten a little complicated to figure out…we’re going to make it easy for you! Good nutritional behaviors are not just about the food you put in your mouth.  It’s back to the basics with the ABC’s: Adequacy, Balance, and Choices. Don’t just “complete” (finish) your plate but learn how to make a “complete” plate a reap the rewards of a healthy diet.

Purpose of Presentation:

  1. To focus on good nutritional behaviors
  2. To learn the ABC’s of nutrition
  3. To learn how to make a “complete” plate

Our Speaker: Ron Butts, Senior Fitness Account Manager, Healthway’s SilverSneakers®  Fitness Program

Ron has spent the past 25 years actively promoting the benefits of Health & Fitness. He currently holds the position of Senior Fitness Account Manager for Healthways in Southeast Wisconsin.  Ron is responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, the Nations leading exercise program for older adults.  He works closely with the partnering Fitness Facilities and Health Plans which offers the SilverSneakers Fitness Program as a benefit to their members. Prior to joining the Healthways staff in 2006 Ron spent 15 years with the Elite Fitness & Racquet Clubs of Milwaukee where he served as the General Manager for the North Shore and Southport Elite facilities.

Our Sponsor: Home Health Tech by Home Controls

Home Health Tech by Home Controls specializes in high-tech products targeting the senior market to help this growing population live independently.  Home Health Tech offers several programs for integrators and health professionals working in the independent living or aging-in-place markets. These programs offer special wholesale pricing, extended technical support, customized marketing support, system training, networking and more.