Technology

The Center of Aging Services Technologies


LeadingAge Georgia, through its national partner, LeadingAge, is proud to share information from the Center of Aging Services Technologies (CAST).

Visit the link to the CAST website for additional information.


CAST Mission & Vision

The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the national charge to develop and deploy technologies that can improve the aging experience in America. Established in 2003, CAST has become a national coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives. Mission CAST’s mission is to unleash the potential of technology for innovative development across the continuum of health care, housing and services for the aging in order to:


  1. Help older adults maximize their independence
  2. Support the needs of professional and family caregivers
  3. Improve quality of care and quality of life
  4. Reduce our nation’s health care costs
  5. Increase aging services provider efficiency

Vision

CAST is creating the foundation that will ensure technology solutions attain their fullest potential to meet the needs of our aging society. View the video, Imagine: the Future of Aging, and hear industry experts describe how technologies can potentially improve health care, preserve independence and ensure quality of life for seniors.


Functions

CAST will:

  1. Provide opportunities for collaboration to rapidly advance aging services technologies to benefit older adults.
  2. Initiatives will include:
  3. Bringing together technology companies, researchers, and providers to identify areas where technology can maximize independence and enhance quality of care.
  4. Helping technology developers understand the needs of providers so that they can enhance operational systems and human resources management through technology.
  5. Encouraging the use of new technologies to foster quality communication among older adults, caregivers, family members and friends that will increase quality of life, new learning, and recreational opportunities.
  6. Fostering synergy among companies, providers, and older adults to develop new tele-health applications to better monitor health and medical conditions.
  7. Leading the aging services field in developing policy positions and participating in major standards initiatives in electronic medical and wellness records.
  8. Educating providers on how to incorporate new technologies into their services.
  9. Cultivating global relationships and partnerships to share information and build cross border solutions.
  10. Create and maintain an online information clearinghouse to provide the latest information and knowledge on aging services technology developments as well as to provide a forum for providers to engage in discussions with researchers and to share experiences.
  11. Engage government representatives to gain support for technology-related policy and facilitate private public sector partnerships to advance technology development and application.
  12. Survey and gather the latest intelligence on what is needed by providers, older adults and baby boomers to help ensure that expectations are understood and satisfied.

CAST Overview

The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the national charge to develop and deploy technologies that can improve the aging experience in America. CAST has four focus areas:


  1. Driving a national vision of how technologies can improve the quality of life for seniors while reducing healthcare costs
  2. Accelerating technology R&D pilots with seniors to fulfill this vision
  3. Advocating to remove barriers to the rapid commercialization of proven solutions
  4. Promoting national dialogue about standards to ensure interoperability and widespread access to aging services technologies.

Established in 2003, CAST has become a national coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives.

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Our national partner LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

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