New and innovative technology solutions offer great promise to improve quality of care while reducing health care costs. Technology has already transformed our lives and now it is time for technology to transform the experience of aging. Fortunately, many solutions are available now, and new ones are being developed every day.
The Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA) & LeadingAge Indiana have joined forces for a second year to present an exciting program for aging services’ providers, which will showcase trends in the industry that illustrate how technology can improve health care, preserve independence, and ensure quality of life for seniors.
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The program starts with Networking and Breakfast at 8:30am, August 6th and wraps up at 4pm. First on the agenda promptly at 9am is our Keynote speaker, Jack York.
The Future’s So Bright – The Intersection of Technology and Aging [9:00 - 10:15]
The demographic realities of aging and the virtually unlimited possibilities of technology are on a destiny driven collision course. This session, designed for non-technical individuals, will look at technologies available today - and tomorrow - that will radically change the way older adults interact. It's an extremely positive vision, backed up with outcomes based research, showing how the limitations of aging and of physical / cognitive disabilities can be broken down through creative technologies and older adults who want to stay productive for as long as possible.
High-Tech Aging - Improving Lives Today [10:45 -12:00]
Paul Burnstein, Associate Director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), will discuss CAST’s vision as well as current and on-going initiatives. He will delve into an overview of the types of current aging services technologies in the marketplace today and touch on those coming in the future. Paul will share a trailer for CAST’s recently released video, High-Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today and demonstrate CAST’s online EHR Selection Tool.
Panel Discussions [12:45 - 3:15]Infrastructure Technologies
Bruce Reed | BHI Senior Living
Health and Wellness Technologies
The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads is the federally-funded assistive technology act project. We provide assistive technology demonstrations (in-home), operate a lending library
of adaptive devices and partner with a local bank to provide low-interest loans to individuals wishing to purchase needed assistive/medical devices. These free resources will be discussed as well as some of the latest apps for the iPad and iPhone for assistive technology. Maurice Wingler | Easter
Stan Springer, SafeCare and Greenwood Village South
Barbara Lewis, Lutheran Life Villages
Social Networking Technologies
Michelle McIntosh, Swiss Village
The Greatest Generation Meets the YouTube Generation
How multimedia and adaptive technologies provide the ultimate intergenerational experience... [3:15 - 4:30]
Senior Living communities are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to enhance their intergenerational programming. Nursing homes and assisted living communities have historically not felt compelled to provide computers for their clients’ use. Physical and cognitive disabilities, lack of technology expertise, additional expenses required and skeptical resident interest have all been given as reasons why “not” to set up computer access for residents. Creative organizations throughout the US have taken an approach that this generation deserves the right to have full connectivity and have invested in technology that is dedicated to improving the resident’s quality of life. These adaptive, multimedia systems have been designed for older adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, and they are providing a platform for students to interact with elders and also to build multimedia experiences that can transform the nursing home and assisted living experience. The ability to connect generations through the use of technology will be the foundation for building our future generations and care providers for seniors. Jack York, It's Never Too Late
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