As we journey through life, one thing remains constant: the desire to age gracefully and comfortably in our own homes. Aging in place, the concept of growing old in the familiar surroundings of our residences, is a cherished dream for many. Fortunately, technological advancements have made this dream more achievable than ever. In this newsletter article, we’ll explore how eLivelihood, a pioneering platform, is empowering seniors to age in place with confidence and independence.
Aging in place is a growing trend, and it’s easy to understand why. The emotional attachment we have to our homes, combined with the desire for autonomy and familiarity, makes it a preferred choice for many seniors. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of home-based care and support, as it often provides a safer and more secure environment for older adults.
eLivelihood is at the forefront of transforming the aging in place experience. This innovative platform is designed to meet the unique needs of families who find themselves in caregiving situations for seniors, offering a range of services and features that enhance the quality of life and overall well-being, for both parties. In short, we foster community by creating accountability and transparency.
eLivelihood understands the importance of family involvement in the aging process. The platform offers features that allow family members to stay informed and engaged in their loved one’s care. eLivelihood teams can include family members (including grandchildren), friends, neighbors – anyone that was part of your Senior’s life. Each team member can have different permissions from “admin” to “media-only” contributors. This peace of mind is invaluable for both seniors and their families.
Isolation can be a major concern for seniors, leading to feelings of loneliness and depression. eLivelihood has a free companion tablet application (iOS/Android) specifically designed for Seniors who aren’t technically inclined and typically do not have smartphones. We foster social connections by offering the opportunity to create large teams and chat rooms with “one, some or all” messaging options. Seniors can interact with family, friends, and neighbors – anyone you want to add to the Senior’s “eLivelihood team”.
Another way eLivelihood combats the negative effects of isolation is picture and video sharing. Team members can upload pictures and videos directly from the eLivelihood web or phone app to the Senior’s tablet app; which can also become a randomized picture viewer.
Maintaining a safe and comfortable home is paramount for aging in place. eLivelihood can assign tasks to team members and 3rd party caregivers such as caregiving, home maintenance, cleaning, picking up prescriptions and even grocery shopping. This support ensures that seniors can continue to enjoy their homes without the stress of leaving. Team members (likely immediate family members) can view the ‘time-spent’ and share the cost of the 3rd party services directly from their eLivelihood account(s).
Each senior has unique needs and preferences. eLivelihood recognizes this and provides personalized care plans that are tailored to individual requirements. We can assist whether it’s medications, contacts, assessments of daily living, medical monitoring or passwords, the platform adapts to the user’s specific health and lifestyle needs.
Aging in place is a dream many seniors hold dear, and eLivelihood is turning that dream into a reality. By leveraging technology, personalized care, and social connections, eLivelihood empowers seniors to live their best lives in the comfort of their homes. As we continue to embrace the future of aging in place, eLivelihood serves as a beacon of hope and support for older adults and their families. Together, we can ensure that aging is a journey filled with independence, dignity, and fulfillment.