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At Home, Many Seniors Are Imprisoned by Their Independence


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Everyone romanticizes the elderly being able to live at home, but the reality is that 2 million seniors who live at home almost never go outside and 6 million can only do so with great difficulty. "Aging in place" successfully requires a vast array of piecemeal social services, which few homebound seniors are well positioned to manage. Interesting detail: aging in place successfully may be harder in the Northeast, where housing stock often has multiple stairs that can't be ameliorated with a simple ramp.

Robots will be able to assist with the basics:

http://pandawhale.com/post/64864/charcoal-vs-gas-try-grilling-your-steak-over-lava

However, humans still need humans. 

Those "basics" include grilling steaks over lava?

Darn it. Copy and paste fail. Here's what I meant to link:

http://pandawhale.com/post/64646/why-robots-are-the-future-of-elder-care

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