E40 - Get Smart: Smart Home Design Strategies to Improve Quality of Life and Support Aging in Place
Smart home technology provides opportunities for meeting evolving consumer expectations, as well as provider needs in the face of declining Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements. However, technology alone cannot overcome all the challenges that come with aging in place or meet the increasing need for at-home care. Attendees will be challenged to consider a holistic approach, combining architectural features, building systems upgrades, and smart technology, going a step beyond the typical “trending” smart home. Using case study examples, this session will demonstrate the positive impacts of an integrated approach for resident health and well-being, operational efficiencies, and long-term financial viability.