With the cost of assistive living facilities skyrocketng, it makes more sense for the aging and the aged to remain in their homes. However, in order to age in place successfully, there is a need for services that cater to the aging population. There are many companies such as Shipt that delivers groceries to your door and meal preparation companies like Dinner in a Box. For those who are no longer able to drive, companies like Uber give our aging and aged the ability to get out and about whenever they want.
Below is an article listing the top 10 cities for tech-assisted living. Houston is number 5 on the list.
The National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute report that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Fortunately, in most cases, they won’t have to move as they age. According to Seniorly, a service that helps people find senior care, the majority of seniors do NOT need to move into a nursing home. They simply need some care equivalent to what they would find in an assisted living community, which includes assistance with daily activities like meals, medication, housekeeping, bathing and transportation.
And these days, there’s an app for that. An elderly woman can take an Uber to her friend’s home, find someone to walk her dog through Rover.com, schedule her lawn to be mowed or her house to be cleaned through Porch, get groceries delivered through Instacart, and schedule a professional caregiver to assist with bathing, meal preparation and other daily living activities through CareLinx. Or, for those seniors who aren’t tech-savvy, friends and family can use these technology-based services to arrange care for them.
To find the best cities for this type of technology-assisted living, we first identified which cities are served by Uber, Rover, Porch, Instacart and CareLinx. There are plenty of other companies that provide similar services, but we felt those five companies were good bellwethers for a city’s overall techiness; if a city has all five options, chances are it has a range of technology-based services.