Assistive Technology for Aging: Home  Work

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What we are going to talk about today:. Wide range of AT options:To help aging volunteers work.To help aging volunteers stay independent at home.That volunteers might help others work and stay independent in their communities. . Accommodations. To maximize a person's ability to interact with

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1. Assistive Technology for Aging: Home & Work

2. What we are going to talk about today: Wide range of AT options: To help aging volunteers work. To help aging volunteers stay independent at home. That volunteers might help others work and stay independent in their communities.

3. Accommodations To maximize a person's ability to interact with a given environment and its demands. It brings together: Person Environment Task

4. Accommodations Devices (AT) ergonomics work layout architectural modification

5. Assistive Technology Low tech High tech Purchased Made or built Off the shelf Modified / Adapted

6. Assistive Technology Activities of Daily Living Positioning and Mobility Communication Transportation Safety Leisure and Recreation Adaptive Environments

7. Assessment Evaluate needs: what needs to be done? Person - Env- Task

8. Person must be able to: SENSORY: Receive information for the environment COGNITIVE: Process the information MOTOR: React physically to the information

9. Entrances Handrails both sides 5x5 standing space Resting chair Lighting Place to set things No-step entry Large stairs vs ramps

10. Ramps

11. Doors and Keys

12. Warning and Alert systems

13. Elopement alert systems

14. Living areas - thermostats digital Large print Large print ring “talking” Automatic

15. Lighting Touch on Automatic by timer or motion detector Entryways Garage Hallways Bathrooms Closets

16. Contrast Stairs Light switches Edges of furniture Color Texture

17. Mobility

18. Mobility

19. Lifting and transfers Safety of person and caregiver Conserve energy of person and caregiver Keep independent as possible, for as long as possible

22. Lift to standing chairs

23. Transfer Boards

25. Lift systems

30. Bathing

31. Bathing

32. Grab bars

33. Toilets

34. Medication

36. Health monitors Thermometers Blood pressure Blood glucose Weight Digital Large print “talking”

38. Cups

39. Chores

40. Transportation Driver Passenger Transfer

41. Recreation and leisure Books & magazines Gardening Cards Computer Crafts TV Family pictures Needle work Woodworking

42. Work Computer Built in computer accommodations Adapted keyboards and monitors Text to speech and speech to text Phones Devices per the job tasks

43. State AT programs www.resna.org to find project in your state: Information and referral about devices and funding Collaborate on community awareness projects.

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