Idea House Brings Transformed Aging Vision to Life

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CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by
the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:

WHAT: The AAHSA Idea House, a 2,600-square-foot house that will display
groundbreaking technologies and design innovations that make it possible for
more and more older adults to have what they want: to remain independent and
at home. The House will be displayed at the American Association of Homes and
Services for the Aging’s (AAHSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago.

This house will feature the best in universal design and will include
technologies and design that can improve older people’s quality of life, while
reducing health care costs, encouraging healthy behavior change and providing
caregivers with support. What is most remarkable is that 90 percent of the
products being displayed are on the market today. In the house, you can try

    —  A security system that replaces the traditional peephole with DVD
    —  A height-adjustable kitchen cabinet and toilet seat designed to meet
        different users’ needs.
    —  A medication dispenser which automatically organizes, reminds,
        and monitors an individual’s medication use.

    —  A gaming system that provides 24/7 access to speech therapy, e-mail
        classic radio shows through your television.

McCormick Place Lakeside Center
2301 S. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60616

Press Preview Tour, Monday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.
Exhibition Open, November 9-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHO: As the association of not-for-profit providers of nursing homes, assisted
living, senior housing and home and community-based services, AAHSA, through
its Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), is working to bring
together consumers, providers, universities and corporations to advance
technologies that will allow all seniors to receive the services they need,
when they need them, in a place they call home.

To attend or for more information, contact Lauren Shaham at (202) 508-1219 or
[email protected].

The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
( help millions of individuals and their families every day
through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing
the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call
home. Our 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their
communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day
services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living
residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA’s
commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people
can trust.
SOURCE  American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Lauren Shaham of AAHSA , +1-202-508-1219, [email protected]


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