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How technology will revolutionize long-term care

from The Wall Street Journal

Henry went viral. Over 1.7 million viewers and counting have witnessed this wheelchair-bound nursing-home resident being provided with his favorite music piped into headphones from an iPod. This clip, from Alive Inside, a movie about the Memory and Music project that brings donated iPods to individuals in nursing homes, is one illustration of how technology is driving innovation in the long-term-care sector of health care. The average long-term care resident, whether in a nursing home or assisted-living facility, is in his or her 80s or 90s and suffering from one or more serious physical or cognitive limitations. Aside from a few computer-savvy people, most of these individuals need help getting wired. more

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