Innovations in home modifications and assistive technology have emerged as a master solution and theme for ease of daily functioning and greater independence. The recently added section on MyPlaceCT.org on Home Modifications and Assistive Technology provides an overview and ways to get started. Then read our related blog entry for more.
Augmented by technology, or just plain clever, innovative ideas are making it easier than ever to live life more fully at home. Product designers and architects are embracing universal design principles, and now it’s easier to add dual-function features, such as shower soap dishes that double as grab bars or kitchen counters that can be raised or lowered for convenience of all family members. Smart home technology is also making it possible to control lights, door locks or even music from a smart phone or voice command.
More than ever, MyPlaceCT.org is an authoritative source for no-cost and low-cost ideas as well as information on finding Certified Aging in Place Specialists able to assess a home and make recommendations. The website also includes information on programs and grants to help people with disabilities reduce their costs to make needed changes. Even better, check out the new My Place CT blog which highlights interesting ways home accessibility modifications can make a difference. To help Partners spread the word about these options, My Place CT will be sending Partners share-ready communication tools, from infographics to social media ideas. Check your In-Box in the coming weeks.