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RERC on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities

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In the latest TechSAge podcast episode of Assistive Technology (AT) Update, produced by Easter Seals Crossroads, Ben Jacobs discusses smart home technologies and how they can be incorporated into a home in order to support aging-in-place. From smart bulbs to smart speakers, learn more about the latest devices to promote independence among people aging with disabilities and how users can choose and customize what’s right for them. You can also listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

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Featured Article:

The relationship between care giver and care recipient plays an important role in the success of home health care services for older adults. Research by Rachel Stuck and Wendy Rogers explores what it takes to build trust in this relationship from the perspective of the care recipient. A new TechSAge article, featured in Home Health Care Services Quarterly, dives into the essential components of growing trust in a care provider, including professional skills, personal traits, and communication. Learn more about their findings in “Supporting trust in home healthcare providers: insights into the care recipients’ perspective”.

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Liz Persaud is the Program and Outreach Manager for Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program, at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. As part of our TechSAge training team, Liz plays an active role identifying training needs in the community, and conducting in-person and online training activities, from webinars to workshops, designed to increase awareness about technology for people aging with disability, universal design, and the RERC’s work. Learn more about Liz.

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TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90REGE0006-01-00 ).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
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