Physically Aged, Virtually Young

In 2050 25.3% of Australia’s population will be over 65 years of age, with many of us living routinely to 100 and preferring to remain in our own homes, as long as possible.

How will the Australian government and the Aged Care industry cope with this?

Given that we will have fewer people in our workforce and more demands on those that are; an employment landscape that is less 9 -5 and more project and task driven, where will Aged Care workers come from?

This is the start of my chat this afternoon with 2UE’s Clinton Maynard and Trevor Long as we looked at technology in institutional, residential and at-home aged care.

This included magic carpets that monitor a persons walking and movements, homes that monitor residents for vital signs, robots that wash hair and sit with dementia patients to ensure their safety and much more.

Have a listen now:

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