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Staying Connected to Those Who Care

Gadgets both simple and advanced can extend an independent life at home for the aged or ailing

Growing older in the comfort of your own home—it’s what the overwhelming majority of us wish for. Remaining at home as long as possible is a goal for 89 percent of people 50 and older, a recent AARP study found. And the longer we live, the stronger that desire becomes: 95 percent of us 75 and older want to stay put. Fortunately, we usually can—with help from family and friends and, increasingly, technology that brings elders and their faraway caregivers closer together. … Back to Article

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