Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth A. Yost, Ronald W. Berkowsky, Vicki Winstead, William A. Anderson

December 1, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 191 Pages
ISBN 9781498718127 - CAT# K25455
Series: Human Factors and Aging Series

USD$69.95

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Features

  • Focuses on the older adult experience in CCRCs with regards to technology knowledge, use, and adoption
  • Provides the latest research and design-based recommendations for how to design and implement a technology training program for older adults in CCRCs
  • Introduces guidelines that have broader-based implications for training older adults to use computers, tablets, and other technologies
  • Uses a "training the trainer" approach which enables staff and residents in CCRCs to implement their own training programs
  • Serves as a compendium of research, best practices, and practical experience in designing and implementing technology training programs and conducting social and behavioral research among older adults, especially those in continuing care communities

Summary

This book provides the latest research and design-based recommendations for how to design and implement a technology training program for older adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). The approach in the book concentrates on providing useful best practices for CCRC owners, CEOs, activity directors, as well as practitioners and system designers working with older adults to enhance their quality of life. Educators studying older adults will also find this book useful Although the guidelines are couched in the context of CCRCs, the book will have broader-based implications for training older adults on how to use computers, tablets, and other technologies.