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Applying Technology to Support Safety and Engagement at Home

Presenter: Michelle Boiardi, CDP, CADDCT

Wed September 26th - From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Brigham House
341 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown MA , 02472 Directions


There has been an explosion of new technologies to help older adults age in place. This presentation will address various applications of technology that may enable individuals to remain safely in their own homes, as well as utilizing technology to encourage and support cognitive engagement. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the needs requiring home modifications to enable people to age in place (20 min)
  • Describe various ways that technology can be applied practically to dementia care at home (30 min)
  • Outline applications that can be used for cognitive engagement at home (10 min)
  • Questions and answers (15 minutes)


Michelle Boiardi, CDP, CADDCT, is Regional Director of Northeast communities for HallKeen Management. She has over 20 years’ experience in direct care and managing memory units at some of the area’s best residential facilities. Michelle has trained with the nation’s leading dementia care authorities and manages client care, trains caregivers & families in dementia care skills, and consults with case managers from home care agencies. Michelle travels throughout Eastern Massachusetts providing presentations, special events, training programs and promoting cognitive health.