Lighthouse Technology Services
Helping Older Adults and People with Disabilities Live Life to the Fullest

Technology has tremendous potential to improve people’s lives. It can help people communicate, connect with others, and live, work and play more fully. The challenge is knowing what technology is best – and how to use it. The Lighthouse can help. Our technology professionals help people discover, acquire and use the technologies that are right for them. Our service options include the following – many available statewide!


Assessment, Training and Technical Assistance Services – Customized to your goals. Delivered by technology professionals with specific expertise in your areas of interest.


Device Loans and Demonstrations – Offering greatly expanded device loan opportunities during COVID to help people stay safe and connected.


Our Tech for Healthy Aging Program – Providing technology solutions specifically tailored to help older adults age well in place.


Why Lighthouse Technology Services Are Unique

1. We are experts in assistive technology. Our professionals bring years of training and experience.  They know how to utilize both mainstream and specialized technologies to meet your needs. 

2. Our team is multi-disciplinarian, including occupational therapists, vision rehabilitation specialists with expertise in technology for individuals with vision loss, and a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) – one of only 11 ATPs in northern Minnesota.

3. Our team collaborates with many other local professionals and resources. Our goal is to complement, not compete with existing services. 


Examples of Technologies

  • telehealth
  • smart home and other environmental control technologies
  • safety monitoring systems
  • medication management systems
  • assistive or augmentative communication (AAC) devices
  • computers
  • tablets
  • smartphones or specialized phones for people with vision loss or hearing loss; reminder systems
  • mobility devices like walkers or wheelchairs or canes
  • ramps
  • lighting
  • tactile and visual markings
  • grab bars


Who Qualifies and How are Services Funded?

  • Lighthouse technology services are available to people challenged by aging, vision loss or other disabilities.
  • Specific eligibility varies by service requested and geography, but we offer many services statewide and in northwest Wisconsin.
  • Services may be billed to your medical insurance or waiver.  Or, services may be offered under a private pay or voluntary cost-share agreement with you, or free of charge, depending on services you need.   


Click here for our Tech Referral page