Evidence has shown that technology can play a meaningful role in helping older adults remain safe, independent, and connected to their communities. With the decreasing ratio of caregivers, and care spaces to care recipients in supporting older adults, aging at home is a priority for all entities involved.

Hosted by Health Cities, Best Buy Canada, and the Brenda Strafford Foundation, key stakeholders participated in a Helpful Home Virtual Roundtable discussion to help develop a framework that can be used as a model for a helpful home in Alberta. Representatives from various sectors that have an interest in seniors and aging in place participated, including government, industry, service providers and patient groups. Outcomes of the session included identified barriers, required partners, and actions to support aging at home with technology.

The report from the session is available below.