Cherry Hill-based Rothkoff Law Group, which specializes in elder care law, recently launched AgeTech Coordination, which is designed to address the technology needs of aging adults and the use of advanced technology to promote aging in place in the least restrictive environment possible.
The goal of AgeTech Coordination is to develop and implement a plan to enhance support and monitor systems through technological innovations, improving quality of life while reducing care costs.
“Although not a replacement for human interaction, AgeTech can enhance social connection, individual safety and improve quality of life for aging seniors,” Rothkoff’s Bryan Adle said. “Recognizing this, AgeTech Coordination will further enhance our existing work on behalf of aging seniors by helping them access the best care possible and pay for it without going broke.”
The primary objectives of an AgeTech plan include:
- Addressing simple low-tech concepts, such as fire and home monitors to increase personal safety within the home;
- Identifying high-tech options, such as smart lighting, mobility, social engagement and wearable and sensory aids, to increase quality of life and decrease care costs;
- Coordinating the installation and integration of the recommended technology, including coordinating with outside organizations and identifying grant programs to offset costs; and
- Reassessing regularly both the tech needs of the aging adults Rothkoff Law Group serves and the technology available for their benefit.
“Technology is an integral part of the modern-day approach to aging safely at home,” Rothkoff Managing Partner Jerold Rothkoff said. “Tremendous innovation is taking place, and many clients are not fully informed regarding many of the extraordinary tools being developed that can help older individuals age safely and independently. This includes widespread sensors, wearables, smart health IT systems, artificial intelligence technology and much more.”
“Assisting our clients with these emerging technologies that make senior care more efficient and senior living more independent is critical to bridging this gap in the future,” Rothkoff concluded.