Comments on: I’ve fallen and I can’t Tweet: New tech solutions to elder care http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/08/10/ive-fallen-and-i-cant-tweet-new-tech-solutions-to-elder-care/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SydneyMarie http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/08/10/ive-fallen-and-i-cant-tweet-new-tech-solutions-to-elder-care/comment-page-1/#comment-7782 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:29:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=18045#comment-7782 The problem, I find, with many of these “senior” friendly tech things is just how much they cost in relation to the people who use them. The Sonamba is $600 plus accessories and plus another $50 or so for the monthly activation fee to use it. I’ve been researching the new, touchscreen senior computer for my grandparents and that’s still $600, but at least no activation. I guess for now they have to keep rocking the SVC senior cell phones I got them – they were only $15 and pretty bare bones, but I figured something was better than nothing. If some of this technology is ever able to get down to the level of SVC, then I think a lot of people could benefit.

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By: AlainaMarie http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/08/10/ive-fallen-and-i-cant-tweet-new-tech-solutions-to-elder-care/comment-page-1/#comment-7484 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:29:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=18045#comment-7484 I definitely agree that technology has improved homecare for the elderly. I use an agency that offers ClearCare care management software and it has been fantastic. I was worried about leaving my mom, but with ClearCare, I am updated throughout the day on how things are going. I can see when she’s been medicated and fed, which gives me such peace of mind.

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