Helpful technology

A walker on a wooden terrace.
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In addition to the structural design of a home, technology also offers numerous opportunities for maintaining quality of life in old age. A number of innovative, technical ideas received awards from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs in its competition on “Ambient Assisted Living”. If often doesn’t have to be the “big solution”. Even minor technical aids, which don’t have to be expensive and frequently entail only minor structural alterations, permit the self-determined organisation of daily life, even in the event of impairments and handicaps. Beyond this, technical aids can also help prevent accidents and injuries. Modern information and communications technology – especially the Internet – likewise offers diverse options that can facilitate and enrich your daily life.

Tip:

Information on the subject of ambient assisted living (AAL) can be found at:

www.innovationspartnerschaft.de


The “Guide to the Digital World” (“Wegweiser durch die digitale Welt”), with useful tips for older people on using the Internet, is available from the German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations (BAGSO).