How can Technology Help the Aged Population?
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How can Technology Help the Aged Population?

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Healthcare Technology

Technology can be leveraged to automatically monitor the health conditions of the elderly, enabling prompt action during emergencies.

FREMONT, CA: The technological revolution has transformed not only business processes across the world, but also the way of living for humanity. It has facilitated access to more comfortable and more feasible lifestyle. The contributions of technology to the healthcare sector have been vast. It has introduced significant ease and comfort to the elderly population. The aging population in the world has made it imperative for healthcare organizations to incorporate robust technology to aid in senior care.

Assisted living facilities around the world are witnessing an increase in technological incorporation aimed at the care of the elderly. They are designed to facilitate holistic wellbeing for aged patients. The integration of technology has empowered significant improvement in health can the quality of life. Various research studies are being conducted to evaluate the sustainability of health devices and assist healthcare professionals in making better decisions. The devices are designed to monitor vital health metrics, including heart rate fluctuations, respiratory discomfort, stress effects, sleep pattern disturbance, and fall risk assessment.

Organizations can leverage technology augmented health devices to improve conditions such as lack of mobility, loss of memory, hearing impairment, eyesight problems, loneliness, and many other ailments haunting the elderly. Technology is evolving at a rapid rate, fueling innovations and inventions designed to aid health patients, including telehealth, and remote patient monitoring.

Telehealth technology has enabled healthcare providers to communicate with their patients through virtual mediums from the comfort of their offices and homes. It not only saves the time of providers but eliminates the need for elderly patients to visit health clinics now and then. Also, it enables the elderly to spend their time with family, rather than in hospitals.

Equipped with the capabilities of remote patient monitoring, healthcare providers can now monitor patients from their place of residence. It has reduced the cost of medical delivery and increased healthcare access. Organizations are also developing healthcare chips designed to monitor the health conditions of the patients and send information to relevant clinicians.

Individuals can also leverage technology such as the contactless healthcare monitors to track their personal health, including parameters such as heart rate, respiration, sleep, and so on with accuracy and precision. The healthcare reports are automatically transmitted to the healthcare providers for evaluation. Nurse call bells and clinical beds are also widely leveraged in assisted living facilities to grant easy accessibility and geriatric care to patients.

By leveraging healthcare devices, organizations, as well as individuals, can reduce manual dependency for tracking vital health indicators. It will enable the sharing of the health status of the elderly with caregivers as well as family members. The data generated by the devices can be utilized by healthcare providers to make informed decisions and ensure the safety and security of elderly patients. The incorporation of robust technology in assisted living facilities is enabling the aged population to access healthcare at a reasonable value. The continued innovation and enhancement of healthcare technology has enabled the elderly to achieve ease and comfort during the vulnerable stage of their life.

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