How Digital Assistants Help People with Disabilities

Posted by Julie Huang on Friday, March 2, 2018 8:00 AM

Technology Brings Independence
You may think of digital assistants as a convenience or novelty, but they can mean much more than that to a good portion of your residents. To the 1-in-5 people in North America with a disability, digital assistants are an equalizer.

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How Seniors Are Using Digital Assistants

Posted by Julie Huang on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:46 PM

“Hey Google, remind me to take my medication at 8:00 a.m.”

Think your residents are “too old” to take advantage of emerging technology? Think again.

Not too long ago, seniors were a bit shy about using innovative technology. Maybe it was too new. Maybe it seemed too confusing. Or maybe they didn’t know anyone else who was using it. But times are changing. And attitudes are changing with them.

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Topics: digital assistants

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