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  1. Great article. We are doing exactly that. For example, we are allowing senior to keep more of their entertainment dollars by providing Internet, unlimited local and long distance phone, satellite TV and video-conferencing for $50/month. This allow seniors to keep over $100 per month to do other things. We can add a Personal Health Record and total health monitoring on top of that, if needed. Technology can significantly improve the quality of life for seniors with breaking the bank.

  2. I couldn't agree more with Louis Burns' comments and wisdom. I appreciate the blockbuster analogy, as I think it is spot on in the notion that if we continue to provide aging services in the exact delivery model that we currently deploy, we will run out of brick and mortar, caregivers and money. Our disruptive aging demographic is living longer and expecting care and services to be brought to them. They will want to self engage in wellness, they will want to remain connected to family and friends and they will want to stay at home for as long as possible. These technology tools are only one piece in the puzzle of care, but are a critical piece that can act as a caregiving platform enabling omniscient caregiving, super power caregivers and virtual communication between family, providers and the one being cared for.

    Thanks for this article. Reposting!

    Laura Mitchell
    GrandCare Systems

  3. IT folks have been trying to crack this market for the past decade with Apps, etc. Unfortunatley there is little interaction with the ultimate end user so much of the stuff out there goes nowhere. Seniors I have talked to are extremely concerned about privacy and that issue alone keeps them from participating. Value added is what they want and are not getting. There are no stats on even PERS useage, which is pretty basic.

  4. Technology has a really a big impact into our lives. I hope that technology would continue to evolve as time passes by because as of now it really helps the lives of many people in many ways.

  5. Fantastic write-up. We are performing specifically that will. For instance, were enabling older and keep additional with their amusement us dollars by giving World-wide-web, limitless regional and also international calls cell phone, satellite tv and also video-conferencing with regard to $50/month.