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The Senior Boom is Coming: How Technology Can Assist in the Long-Term Care of Baby Boomers

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The Senior Boom is Coming: How Technology Can Assist in the Long-Term Care of Baby Boomers

In 2020, the oldest of Canada’s baby boomers will turn 72. The entire generation makes up 9.5 million people in Canada alone, and in the coming decades many will be considering their move into some form of assisted living or long-term care. […]

Many facilities are turning to technology for answers. Going beyond standard upgrades, long-term care decision-makers are seeking out technology that is designed specifically to expedite improvements in how residents and patients are cared for, while reducing the workload nurses are burdened with day-to-day. This is a reaction to the simple fact that Boomers are the first generation to enter their retirement age familiar (if not savvy) with the internet and technology. In fact, more than 80% of people aged 65-74 are already online and 70% say technology helps them communicate1. That means, not only will they be comfortable using smart, enhanced communication devices, but they will expect it. […]

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