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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
New Video Depicts How Existing Technologies Can Facilitate Coordinated Care and Aging in Place
The story follows a character named Alma from home to
hospital to rehabilitation and back home again. Throughout her experience of
having and recovering from a stroke, Alma and her caregivers use a personal
health tablet, medication dispenser, electronic health records, home
monitoring, telehealth, engagement technologies and assistive technologies, in
addition to a personal emergency response system with automatic fall detection,
to plan her care, communicate with each other and allow her to remain safely at
home with support.
“Our 2005 video painted a picture of what technology might
do if created in service of aging, long-term care and post-acute care,” said
LeadingAge president & CEO Larry Minnix. “This video portrays a vision we
could implement today with the commitment of providers, payers and consumers.”
All of the technologies portrayed in the video are currently
available for purchase and deployment. However, there are few communities or
care networks that deploy these technologies in a coordinated way across care
“Our goal with this video is to engage long-term care
organizations in leading their communities to create integrated care networks
that leverage technology to create efficiencies and improve quality of care and
quality of life,” said Majd Alwan, PhD, LeadingAge senior vice president for
technology and executive director of CAST. “We hope that hospitals, physicians,
insurance companies, long-term post acute care organizations and consumers will
see this vision and realize it is well within their ability to achieve it.”
CAST’s previous vision video about technology and aging, “Imagine – The
Future of Aging” was sent to more than 60,000 health care providers and has
been used by technology companies and long-term care organizations to catalyze
technology development and pilot testing.
The new video is available through the following options:
·When the embargo is lifted on December 19th,
the video will be available for viewing, embedding and downloading at: www.leadingage.org/high-tech
·The video may be used without permission, but
users should credit LeadingAge CAST and provide viewers with a link to the CAST
The video was filmed on-location at Asbury Methodist Village
in Gaithersburg, MD.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)
is leading the charge to expedite the development, evaluation and adoption of
emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience. CAST has become an
international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services
organizations, research universities, and government representatives.
Emily Wilson |Communications Associate | LeadingAge|2519 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008|P 202-508-9492 |LeadingAge.org