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Tech Ownership Among the Elderly

I have a lot of respect and admiration for Laurie Orlov who is an industry consultant and recognized expert on technology for aging in place. I've had the opportunity to meet Laurie a number of times and to present in conferences with her. I read her blog religiously (you can find her Aging in Place Technology Watch by clicking here). 

Laurie OrlovAging in Place Technology Watch posted another informative and interesting article, entitled, "Linkage – A Rare Survey of Technology Ownership Among the Oldest" that I feel our readers will find useful so I thought I'd recap it a bit here per usual.
 
The full article is definitely worth the read, as it offers a number of links to other resources and articles, and presents a lot of interesting data when it comes to technology as well as selling technology to the elder population.
 
I've shared a bit of what is covered in the article, but please take a look at the full article by clicking here.
Five factors characterize what this older demographic expects. The report also covers safety and security technology, smart home, as well as health and wellness usage. It summed up factors that are most important when designing products for the oldest demographics:

Trust

Personal Contact

Frugality (Regardless of Income)

Simplicity

Education

Please read the entire article and please share your thoughts and feedback on it.  Does the article's findings align with your experiences and expectations?  If so, why, and if not, why do you feel that is the case?  Please post your comments below so others can learn from your insights!
 
On another note, we wanted to again share that Ankota has launched the Home Care Book Club (click previous link to join) on Goodreads.com!
 
Our Home Care Book Club was created so folks in the home care industry can connect, share ideas, learn Best Practices, and of course, to build community through chatting about books!

More specifically, Ankota CEO, Ken Accardi, will regularly suggest and recap a book for folks to read and to discuss via the Goodreads.com platform.  You can sign up and join the conversation by clicking here or by clicking the button below or sharing your thoughts in the comments below!
Join The Club

Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us. 

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