This, of course, will change dramatically over the course of the next twenty years as Baby Boomers age and die, but for the near term there is still a paucity of even the most basic technology used in maintaining the quality of life for those of us who find ourselves to be - through no fault of our own - chronically ill, disabled or frail and aging.
Don't believe me? Join me at the assisted living facility where I've lived for four years (Don't forget your VCR) on a holiday . . .a day when many of the residents are taken to a child's home or restaurant for dinner. Watch the enormous difficulty the resident has getting in and out of a $90,000 Mercedes or $22,000 Honda and you begin to understand the scope of the problem.