Assistive Technology fact sheet

Eldercare Locator of the Department of Health and Human Services


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This fact sheet defines assistive technology, discusses the benefits of assistive technology, describes the factors that seniors should consider when deciding to purchase assistive technology,  provides a case study of how conducting a needs assessment and working with a team improved the quality of life for one elderly woman and her family,  and discusses high-tech versus low-tech devices.  It also includes a discussion of possible Medicare coverage of certain types of assistive technology.  Links to resources are included.

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