Want to age at home? Technology to the rescue

Laurie Orlov

Getting old? There’s an app for that. And a smartphone interface. And a tablet device that lets family members monitor your medication schedule, send text messages and share photos. A major new wave of technological innovation is aimed at helping people stay in their homes as they grow older and require care. These “age in place” […]

Long-term care clock ticking for Congressional commission

Eighty-four days and counting. That’s the time remaining that a new Congressional commission has to come up with solutions for one of the country’s most vexing problems: how to properly fund long-term care. The Commission on Long-Term Care is an offspring of the January deal that averted the so-called fiscal cliff mix of tax hikes […]