Long-Term Care

AAHSA unveils Idea House during annual exposition

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, January 1, 2010

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During the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging’s (AAHSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago in November 2009, the association unveiled its Idea House, a 2,600-square-foot model home that uses innovative technologies and design to help older adults maintain their independence at home.

“The majority of older adults would prefer to remain in their home where they can have a higher quality of life and the cost of care is much lower. The Idea House displayed technologies that would allow them to do this while enabling caregivers to provide a high level of service,” says Majd Alwan, PhD, director of AAHSA’s Center for Aging Services Technologies in Washington, DC. “It really brought the future of technology in long-term care to life on the exhibit hall floor.”

Although the Idea House showed providers what is possible for the future of long-term care, 90% of the design and technology products are already on the market and available to consumers and providers.

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