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Rochester Business Journal – When Jack Nodar was hospitalized three years ago for an operation, he never could have imagined that he would leave the hospital permanently blind. But that’s what happened. Nor could he have imagined that being blind would lead to a fall that required reconstructive hip surgery. But that happened too.

While recuperating from his hip surgery at the Jewish Home of Rochester, Nodar had an unlikely companion to help him pass the time and keep his spirits high: Google Home. “I ask a question and Google gives me an answer,” Nodar says with a smile, demonstrating how the device works by asking what day it is. “And then I like to do some music and I like if Google can tell us a joke.”

This is just one example of how area nursing homes, retirement communities and medical facilities are using new technology to enhance their patients’ lives both physically and mentally.

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