Aged care data tells us that independent living allows our seniors to live happier, healthier lives for longer. Many, however, require daily assistance and care and could be subject to health emergencies and daily care is often provided by a mix of family, home care providers, and clinicians. The success relies on care by family members that may add significant time requirements and family stress. In addition, this care can be labour intensive and economically inefficient. In many parts of the world, Governments are unable to provide funding assistance and labour resources needed but struggle to keep up with the growing need.
Well designed technology that can remotely monitor and report on the elderly can provide many answers to this growing problem and significantly improve the efficiency of care. The Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety report in 2021 specifically names 8 recommendations supporting improved use of technologies to improve the efficiency, safety and care in the sector including supporting Transitioning to care at home models.