Independence is instilled in us throughout life

Aging hopefully brings wisdom but it is not without challenges. We are fortunate today that we have many more choices in how we age, and where we age.

The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” Let’s face it independence is a fundamental motivation for each of us from the time we were born until we die. Growing older does not take away someone right to choose how they live so let’s figure out what we can do to support this decision by leveraging technology products and services as a solution. Not only is it what we want as we get older, it’s also going to be necessary as we are faced with the needs this population will place on our healthcare system and push our abilities to meet the demands to care for them.

by April Witters