How Global Changes in Elderly Home Care Affect YouApril 16, 2019
The Way Home Care is Changing
With the growing number of those needing elderly home care, new advances are being made in the way care is approached. Hence, researchers are coming up with new innovations to prepare for a growing number of elderly receiving care. These innovations include technologies for home care to allow self-sufficiency. This is because different groups of researchers agree that home is the best environment for elderly people to get convenient health care. And above all, through this recognition will come continual advancements.
These researchers cite the rising trends (found by the United Nations) of a growing elderly population. As a result of these growing numbers, certain countries have adopted action plans for long term care for the elderly. These plans, along with innovations, are what will pave the way for home care in the future.
Providers of Elderly Home Care
As need for elderly care rises, questions arise about who will be financially responsible for the cost. Pew research has published the growing disparities between “who the public thinks should be responsible for paying for the care of older adults and who they think will end up being responsible”.
Ideas about responsibility and who bears the responsibility of in home care will continue to grow as the elderly population rises. Similarly, so will the network and number of caregivers. Thus, with this rising population of caregivers, will also come necessary shifts in the way that caregivers serve different communities. Subsequently, a rise in care will mean a rise in the different types of people receiving care. And as a result, programs and common standards will continue to change.
One great example is the way that immigrant elderly communities in the Chicagoland area have their needs researched through CLESE. The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly is one great example of a group researching and paving the way for home care to meet localized needs.
Homecare Powered by AUAF Recognizing Shifts in Home Care
As a dedicated elderly home care service provider for over 25 years, Homecare Powered by AUAF has continued to find ways to meet different needs. As needs shift, AUAF looks to new ways to fill the gaps in service. This is illustrated through our membership in CLESE. Therefore, by partnering with a group that continues to research localized elderly home care needs, we in turn adapt to the new findings and research to help enhance the level of home care service we provide.
With rising numbers of those needing home care, dynamic shifts are being made to ensure that needs are being met. And what this means for you is an expanding of the home care system overall. It will make home care more accessible to you and your loved ones. Hence, it will also mean technological advancements as well as research into how best to serve different communities and people. Looking forward, the home care industry is one that will come to shape everything around us. As populations live longer, home care will become a basic necessity of all of our lives.
Finally, If you have any question about Homecare Powered by AUAF, give us a call at 773.274.9262
Contempo: A home care model to enhance the wellbeing of elderly people. (2014). IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference On, 472. https://doi-org.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/10.1109/BHI.2014.6864405
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