“The technologies that could transform ageing” – BBC

“Providing a growing older generation with a dignified and independent life means doing more with less – and governments and industry are looking to cutting-edge technology to help.”

aging technology“As populations around the world age, putting pressure on care homes, services providing at-home care may become more prevalent.” – (Credit: Alexander Ryumin/Getty Images)

by Frank Swain

“At the start of the summer, Paula Tinkler was ready to take her career in a new direction. This may not be unusual – but the speed with which she was able to make the transition was. Within a week, she was shadowing a carer in Workington, England. Within a month, she was working as a carer herself.

“Not only was her training rapid – it also took place completely in her own home. ‘I began the recruitment process by e-mail and completed my assessment online, which was followed by an interview and training process that was entirely digital,’ she says.

“She did this through a UK-based company called Cera Care, a ‘tech-enabled care provider’ that doesn’t own or operate any care homes. It allows families to arrange and manage home care for their relatives using a digital platform that finds a match for customers from a pool of available caregivers. It also uses Uber to ferry patients back and forth to hospitals for appointments and an on-demand delivery service to fetch customers’ prescriptions from pharmacies.”

Continue reading this article at the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Website.

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