Technology can play a significant role in allowing people to stay in their homes for longer in the later staged of life. Having the option to continue to live safely at home is something many Australians prefer to do.
Technology can now aid in this in a number of ways; turning off devices in the kitchen by setting timers, giving reminders for medication using speakers and online calendars or setting reminders to do important tasks.
At Leep we advocate for all Australians to have the digital literacy needed to benefit from such technology. We imagine a future where technology can support more choices in aging and we understand the importance of independence. This trial of “set and forget” technology highlights a number of ways that technology can make a difference in this space.