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The way we care for seniors today cannot scale to meet the looming age wave, and before long we’ll face a fullblown national crisis. We have an obligation to our parents — indeed to the next generation of seniors — to ensure they get the best possible care and that they receive it in a place they want to call home.
What we need is a national strategic plan — one that brings together leaders from industry, government, health care, research, and consumer advocacy — to prepare for the aging of our population. New technology solutions offer great promise to improve quality of care while reducing health care costs. Technology already has transformed our lives — from email to MP3s and from online shopping to cell phones. It is time now for technology to transform the experience of aging.
Fortunately, exciting new technologies coming in the next 5-10 years offer the potential to dramatically improve the quality of care we can provide. We can and must make it happen through vision, leadership, and national commitment to prepare for the demographic and economic changes that will inevitably transform our swiftly aging planet.
This first video will give you a glimpse, through the eyes of one family, of what the future of aging could look like with help from developing technologies that are possible, practical, and affordable.
In this second video, you’ll hear industry experts describe how these technologies can potentially improve health care, preserve independence and ensure quality of life for seniors.
This introductory video discussion guide, designed specifically for aging services providers, describes the technologies shown in the video and offers suggestions of ways to use this powerful media tool.
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