By Emily Frye
The sayings such as, “Home is where the heart is,” or “home sweet home,” or “there’s no place like home,” really do ring true for many people, older Americans especially, who have built their livelihood for the past thirty years or more, in one house. Thanks to technology, the upcoming years could make these sentiments stay true by allowing older individuals of the retirement phase, to stay in their homes longer.
Between the years of 1946 and 1964, around 76 million people were born. This created what is known as the Baby Boomer Generation. For the next twenty years, retirement will be dominated by people from this generation, estimated in about 10,000 people per day retiring, according to the Washington Post.
While many look forward to the luxuries of not having a nine to five job, five days a week, and spending their time enjoying the finer things of life, others worry about declining health, or potential capability to live independently. Companies such as Grand CARE Systems and Health Sense realize this concern, and in an effort to allow senior citizens longer independence, and to ease the burden of the massive amount of retirees in the upcoming years, they have developed new technology that will allow such independence. [Read more…]