Category Archives: Technology

Past Free Webinar – Strategies for Home Modification and How to Access Financing, Nov. 12, 2019

By: Diane Sprague, MA, Director, Lifetime Home Project

Handout – Strategies for Home Modification

Home Modification Resource list   Home Modification Funding grid

Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

For years, studies and surveys have documented how seniors want to age in community, often where they’ve lived for many years.  Providing a safe and comfortable home can require a range of repairs, and/or accessibility modifications that accommodate changes in functional ability.  Unless extremely minor, skilled assessment and installation practitioners should manage access modification work.  Financing is the third critical component, often the make-or-break factor in undertaking a project.  This session will explore basic access remodeling financing techniques, remodeling “realities” and funding resources.

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Past Free Webinar – December 12, 2017

Seniors and Technology: Observations from Above and at Ground Level

By: Kate Ingalls-Maloney and Sharon Blume

Handout – Seniors and Technology

In this workshop you will be introduced to the history of the research around technology use by older adults and others in their care systems, current assumptions about technology and the aging adult population, and several findings and recommendations for future technology developers in the older adult arena.

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