In addition to the structural design of a home, technology can help elderly people maintain quality of life in many ways. And it need not necessarily call for largescale installation. There are small technical aids on offer that are relatively cheap and, with only minor alterations, enable people with impairments and handicaps to live a self-determined life. Technical aids can also help to prevent accidents and injuries. Modern information and communications technology – especially the internet – likewise offers a range of options that can simplify and enrich your daily life.
For more information about ambient assisted living (AAL), see: www.innovationspartnerschaft.de
The Guide to the Digital World (“Wegweiser durch die digitale Welt”) contains useful tips for older people on using the internet and is available from the German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations (BAGSO)