Index hide1 According to CONAPO, in 2021 the states with the highest proportion of older people are Mexico City (16.5%), followed by Veracruz (13.2%) and Morelos (13.0%).
According to CONAPO, in 2021 the states with the highest proportion of older people are Mexico City (16.5%), followed by Veracruz (13.2%) and Morelos (13.0%).
According to CONAPO, by 2050, it is estimated that the states with the greatest presence of the elderly population will be Mexico City (32.1%), the State of Mexico (24.3%) and Veracruz (24.0%).
Around the world, elderly patients are often increasingly prone to developing chronic diseases, physical disabilities, mental illness, etc. For this reason, several technologies capable of improving care for elderly patients are currently being developed.
According to the text “Health-care of Elderly: Determinants, Needs and Services” written by Saurabh Ram Bihar Lal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava & Jegadeesh Ramasamy, With the gradual improvement of health care services, life expectancy has increased and therefore the percentage of senior citizens.
It has been estimated that the number of people aged 60 and over will increase to 1.2 billion in 2025 and, subsequently, to 2 billion in 2050, according to the text.
Technologies that will help improve care in elderly patients
- interactive voice technology
Interactive voice technologies are not only beneficial to patients and residents, they are also useful to senior and post-acute care staff.
Medication requests can be transferred directly to a nurse, and in situations where patients just need water or help in their room, that request can be directed to a non-physician.
Smart home devices allow seniors to maintain their independence and control their environment with less assistance.
This frees up staff to focus on basic tasks instead of going into residents’ rooms to change the temperature or turn a light on or off.
Virtual reality is being used to encourage resident engagement and satisfaction, in memory care units to calm patients and reduce the use of anxiolytics, and with caregivers to help them become more empathetic.
Embodied Labs’ virtual reality platform allows caregivers to see the world through the eyes of their residents or patients, which can help them deliver higher-quality care.
The platform also offers training and has a higher learning retention rate, helping caregivers learn faster and gain confidence on the job.
- mobility tools
One way to retain employees and improve employee satisfaction is to consider staff well-being. Solutions like ergonomic medical equipment can make a big difference in the way caregivers and clinical staff live every day.
Mobile workstations also make it easier for clinicians to document and treat patients at the point of care.
Experienced and high net worth technology partners can help senior and post-acute care organizations upgrade their networks and factor in future broadband needs when planning upgrades.