If you’re like us, you – or your kids — grew up watching The Jetsons, and its futuristic world with flying cars, robot housekeepers and video phones.
And while we may not be able to fly to the grocery store, many of things that seemed like science fiction back in the 1960s are just a part of everyday life now Continue reading "Smart Homes for Aging in Place"
We’re sure you’ve seen a stair lift at some point, even if it was on TV or a movie. But if you’re looking to buy or rent a stair lift, you’ll have one important question: How do they work? In this blog post, we’ll look at the basics of a stair lift: what they’re made of, how they work, and how they can help.
Parts & pieces of your stair lift
The central part of the stair lift is known as the carriage, which is comprised of the seat, footplate, armrests and seatbelt, along with the motor and battery that power the lift.
Most stair lifts can be moved horizontally at the top or bottom of the stairs to allow people to get on and off. Some stair lifts don’t feature a seat and are designed to hold a wheelchair, or to let people use them while standing.
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Here’s a pop culture cliché we think needs to be retired: the older person who doesn’t quite get new technology.
They show up on TV and in movies all the time, whether it’s something like a grandmother referring to “Facebook” as “Facetube” or a granddad not understanding how an iPad works.
The truth is there are plenty of seniors plugged into social networks and happily using the same devices as their grandchildren.
In addition to helping them stay connected, the digital age is helping senior citizens live longer, and better, lives. Here are some technologies making that happen:
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