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Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

Keeping Seniors Safe at Home With Technology Solutions

Canada’s 65+ population is growing at a swifter pace than the working age sector.* One result will be a decreasing supply of caregivers relative to the number of people needing care.

Technology solutions – like those of SafetyChoice® by Comfort Keepers® – are proving their value by helping to fill this gap, extending the reach of caregivers, and enabling seniors to stay safe and independent at home between visits by family or professional caregivers.

The growing ranks of seniors who choose to age at home greatly benefit from the protection provided by safety technology solutions, such as emergency response systems. And their families enjoy greater peace of mind knowing their loved one is still being watched over when they can’t be there.

Technology solutions, such as video monitoring, give even distant family members the opportunity to be involved. The Family Caregiver Alliance says that an estimated 5.1 to 7 million North Americans care for an older family member from a distance.

 

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* According to Statistics Canada, the 65+ population increased by 70% during the 20th century, compared to 25% for the entire population. The ratio of working age adults to senior care recipients is expected to drop 40 percent between 2010 and 2030.

 

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