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Home modifications for universal access
Source: Disability.gov
Content Type: Website
Web listing of resources on home modifications to promote independent living.

Technology for Aging in Place: 2015 Market Overview
Source: ageinplacetech.com
Content Type: Market Overview Whitepaper
This document covers the most recent technologies trends and updates to the consumer marketplace, which are specifically tailored to adults wish to age in place. The document is relevant to almost anyone who works around seniors including family members, government policy makers/agencies, retirement communities, and home health care centers just to name a few. The document identifies some poignant realities about the cost of long term care, what seniors expect about aging, and our current capacity to give care as the demand for services increase dramatically. The paper highlights what it will take for seniors to successfully age in place and how emerging technology can help meet some of those goals. Also the paper highlights that adoption of technology like broadband is key to providing helpful services like electronic panic buttons, online care coordination, and electronic pillboxes. Finally, there is a categorization and profile for almost every vendor in the market from communication/engagement to online caregiving tools.

Trends in Aging: Wearable Tech and Sensors for Seniors
Source: HL7Standards.com
Content Type: Blog Article
This blog article covers trends in several areas: aging in the United States, caregiving, and technology that can assist senior citizen age in place. The article identifies several key statistics that seem to indicate technology will be essential to senior's ability to age in place. There are several suggestions on what wearable, home automation, and social technologies are leaders in this unique marketplace.

Technology for Aging In Place
Source: HealthSense
Content Type: Whitepaper
This article's target audience is long-term health care providers and is intended to illustrate how they can leverage Healthsense's eNeighbor platform to monitor senior citizens to deliver better quality healthcare. The system examines key indicators like sedentary behavior or an increase in the need for assistance to proactively identify patients that need extra services or attention. The paper outlines the economics of healthcare requirements and how much providers can stand to save if they utilize the eNeighbor platform.

Technology for Adaptive Aging: The Impact of Technology on Living Environments for Older Adults
Source: National Research Council (US) Steering Committee for the Workshop on Technology for Adaptive Aging
Content Type: Chapter from Steering Committee Report
This chapter from the National Research Council Steering Committee covers the impact of technology on older adults in their homes where they intend to stay, if possible. The chapter goes into depth on a survey of: "living environments" for seniors, individuals' ability to take care of themselves, and what technologies have been implemented to support the senior's living environment and independence within it. The technology section of the report identifies cutting edge research and how that research correlates to existing or developing technologies. The technology areas include potential solutions for diseases that affect cognitive function (Alzheimer), vision, and motor functional issues. The technology also highlights solutions to improve senior's social life, improve monitoring/emergency response, and early warning systems by monitoring key vital signals.

Wearable Technology Helps Seniors Live At Home Longer
Source: HomeWell Senior Care
Content Type: Introductory Article
This article gives a brief introduction to wearable technology is and how it can be useful for seniors by monitoring a variety of health indicators. This article also is recommended for senior care workers to explain use cases that utilize these new, wearable technologies. Finally, the article lays out what vital signs can be monitor by what types of wearable.

Aging in Place Gadgets
Source: Caring.com
Content Type: Blog Article
This article provides solutions for parents that want to age in place and children that want peace of mind their parents are safe. The article outlines ten common worries that children have about their parents living alone and potential technology based solutions that may eliminate the need for concern. The questions range from concerns over whether parents will remember to take proper medication to how can children know their parents are safe at anytime from anywhere.

Smart Homes for Aging in Place
Source: Housing Education and Research Association (HERA)
Content Type: PDF
This paper examines a study of smart home design items or features that can enable older adults' to complete daily activities of living and allow older adults to live independently or age in place.

Aging in Place - AARP survey of policies and practices
Source: AARP
Content Type: PDF report
The vast majority of older adults want to age in place, so they can continue to live in their own homes or communities. As the older population grows, the degree to which it can participate in community life will be determined, in part, by how communities are designed. This report examines state policies that are needed to help older adults age in place. These policies include integrating land use, housing and transportation; efficiently delivering services in the home; providing more transportation choices, particularly for older adults who no longer drive; and improving affordable, accessible housing to prevent social isolation.

The State of the Nations Housing 2011
Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies
Content Type: web based report
With employment growth strengthening, consumer spending up, and rental markets tightening, some of the ingredients for a housing recovery were taking shape in early 2011. Yet in the first quarter of the year, new home sales plumbed record lows, existing sales remained in a slump, and home prices slid. Tight underwriting requirements, on top of uncertainty about the direction of home prices, continue to dampen homebuying activity. The weakness of demand is slowing the absorption of vacant properties for sale, hindering the recovery.

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
Source: Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) Programs
Content Type: Website
Description: Provides a toolbox for developing Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC). NORC programs assist with the aging in place process and the toolbox outlines what you need to do, why you need to do it, and how and what you need to measure your results.

Community Aging in Place
Source: Community Innovations for Aging in Place
Content Type: Website
Description: Provides news, resources, and a list of grantee projects that assist communities in providing services that allow older adults age in their homes and communities. Applicants can receive funding to establish these services, as well as providing technical assistance to support community grantees.

National Housing Law Project
Source: National Housing Law Project
Content Type: Website
Information on all aspects of public housing including citations to relevant federal statutes and regulations.