We’re all getting older

Today’s kids will live to 120 years of age and many of today’s Baby Boomers will live well into their 90’s, with well being the key word.

The role and purpose of aged care is changing dramatically, moving away from a traditional institutional model to a bright new shiny “hotel” approach, as well as a huge industry growing around the cutting edge of providing at home services assisting people to remain at home as long as possible.

In this week’s segment on ABC’s Radio Australia I chat with Clem and Adelaine about in-home technology assistance that constantly monitors your in-home activities to ensure you are well and maintaining your daily routine.

It tracks and assesses your movements, eating habits, taking of medicines and your completion of daily chores and where it sees deviation away from these, or you have fallen or in need of assistance, it triggers a range of pre determined responses including calling for help and getting you and the home ready to accept assistance.

Residential Aged Care is also set for an evolution with great nurses and doctors assisted by robots, constant medical monitoring devices, head up display goggles that gives them access to all their patients medical records; and dementia specific assistance robots.

On the edge of this we finished our segment by taking a quick look at bio-technologies that allow us to print human arteries, hips and bodies part.

All in all we are set to live longer, remain healthier and have far more options for what aging and aged care means and how we approach it and manage it.

Listen to the segment now:

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One Response to We’re all getting older

  1. I didn’t think this generation of children living to 120 years was what’s on the cards with rising obesity and poor dietary habits and lack of exercise, I thought I’d read they were in danger of living shorter lives than their parents.

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