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Assistive technology in elderly care

Age and Ageing

Author: Miskelly, F. G.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2001

Abstract:

New developments in assistive technology are likely to make an important contribution to the care of elderly people in institutions and at home. Video-monitoring, remote health monitoring, electronic sensors and equipment such as fall detectors, door monitors, bed alerts, pressure mats and smoke and heat alarms can improve older people's safety, security and ability to cope at home. Care at home is often preferable to patients and is usually less expensive for care providers than institutional alternatives.


Further Details

Full Title: Age and Ageing
Pages: 455-458
Volume: 30
Accession Number: December, 2010
Keywords: older, safety improvement, security, assistive device
Reads: 173
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