Aging In Place Living For Seniors
Aging in place living for many current seniors and the greater generation is a new age for healthy living.
Let’s call it, Digital InfoWellness.
There I said it!
Intelligent devices, internet-enabled appliances, motion sensors, video systems, even sensors embedded in clothing, jewelry, and furniture combined with predictive modeling and related algorithms can be used to effectively monitor the health and daily activities of older people living in their own homes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Aging In Place Technology Platforms
The convergence mainstream medicine, alternative medicine, innovation, and technology are bringing an array of aging in place, products, services and jobs.
New Aging In Place Lifestyles
As we age we will experience new medical monitoring options for health and disease management with state of the art smart applications. Monitoring will manage and motivate health behaviors at home to ensure well-being; and encourage preventative behaviors.
Many, if not all of these efficiently use provider resources and systems provide the foundation of today’s telemedicine or tele-care for in home support. The goal is better health, wellness, and disease management for the aging in place older adults and their care giving providers.
Aging In Place Gets Older
All industrial and many developing economies are experiencing a demographic transition from predominantly younger populations to a much larger proportion of older people.
Although the percentage of people 65 and older is dramatically increasing, it is the oldest old, the 85 plus, that is the fastest growing cohort.
The oldest old are the most frail and experience the highest incidence of disease and co-morbidity. As a result, the 85 plus also suffer a high rate of disability. The combination of frailty, disease, and disability places a considerable burden on the capacity of individuals to live independently. Moreover, family members who provide informal care to support health and related activities of daily living to elderly loved ones are constantly seeking solutions to help and to be helped.
Aging In Place Wellness Wisdom
We are on a journey where technology supports wellness for all of us.
As the saying goes, “Carpe Diem.” Telemedicine, proactive medicine, is a giant step to wellness. Let’s enjoy the benefits for improving the quality of life, reducing health care costs, and extending health and wellness for seniors. The more we understand how to connect and protect the world’s aging in place population the faster we accelerate wellness for us all.