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Technology That Can Help To Improve Elderly Care

Includes Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine, Security & Medical Alert Systems

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Currently, there are around 703 million people over the age of 65. However, it’s estimated that this number will grow to 1.5 billion by 2050. We have been able to keep up with the growing aging population. Due to the change in technology, elderly care is more efficient and less expensive, but more importantly, is improving the quality of life and longevity.

Today healthcare professionals can expeditiously monitor their patients from remote locations and ensure that they remain healthy with low chances of falls and dehydration, with technologies such as iv hydration therapy and others. Here are a few more technologies that can help improve elderly care:

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence technology (AI) is emerging at a rapid pace. But did you know that it’s already starting to make a change in the lives of people who are living with dementia? While the role of AI in elder care is still unclear and needs more research before it can be fully understood, there is no doubt that it will only get better as time progresses.

Elderly care will keep improving as AI assistants become more sophisticated. The new cases for this technology are also spreading to different areas in our society – such as education, healthcare, law enforcement, and many others that we might not even imagine yet.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a technology that uses digital communications and online services to help patients to receive healthcare. It was originally designed for patients who cannot travel far from their homes, actively used during Covid-19, but now it can be used in other fields like elder care.

It requires the utilization of different technologies to help healthcare services reach the people who need it the most. In addition, telemedicine can bridge the gap between healthcare providers and patients, thus improving the quality of treatment.

Telemedicine has the potential to transform the way we age and care for our elderly. It has been shown that telemedicine helps improve quality of life as well as eliminate financial burdens by reducing out-of-pocket medical costs and increasing access to healthcare while offering a safe, monitored environment.

Due to the growth in elder care, telemedicine is no longer limited to hospitals, and in fact, research is being conducted to allow it to be used in-home care and elder care facilities.

Security

As the population in developed countries ages, the demand for elderly care will continue to increase. Technology has already seen a significant improvement in elderly care. For instance, security technology has helped to reduce petty crimes and prevent theft. These technologies can be used to improve elderly care by assisting caregivers with patient identification and monitoring.

Healthcare technology, such as mobile health applications, is also being implemented into the home to improve the quality of life of older people.

Medical Alert Systems

Medical alert systems are wearable devices that alert caregivers when the elderly require attention. It has been used to monitor the elderly and prevent them from wandering off and getting lost. There are also some interesting cases where medical alerts systems have helped improve care for the elderly.

Medical alert systems can be used to help care for people who cannot speak or communicate for themselves, such as children or patients in hospitals.

Conclusion

We are fortunate that technology continues to develop as the population continues to grow. The changing trends will continue to change and aid to match our aging population. It will not only aid a booming industry but will ensure that our elderly loved ones have a better quality of life.

Executives

Intelligent Implants Taps Leading Medical Device Entrepreneur, Benjamin A. Hertzog, PhD, as CEO

Dr. Hertzog will lead the progression of product development, clinical, and commercial activities for the company’s novel and proprietary smart orthopedic implant platform.

US Med-Equip Appoints 4 New Chief Executives

"We sought out superstars and brought in the best executives in their fields to join our burgeoning team. They will be instrumental in building on the growth of our company and our community of employees and healthcare partners we support," Salario said. Read who they are.

Perineologic Appoints Jim Fortune as President and Promotes Matthew Allaway, DO, to Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fortune served as chief operating officer at Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. Dr. Allaway is the founder of Perineologic and has been a practicing urologist and managing partner at Urology Associates in Cumberland, Maryland.

FDA Updates

Medtronic Reports FDA Approval of Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy for Treating Chronic Pain Resulting from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

This new indication enables us to apply Medtronic's more than 40 years of proven SCS experience, as well as the company's deep diabetes expertise, to deliver better care to even greater numbers of diabetes patients.

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. and OrbusNeich Announce FDA PMA Approval of Scoreflex® Scoring Balloon

Scott Ward, CSI’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We remain committed to expanding our portfolio of differentiated products that help physicians deliver improved outcomes for patients with complex coronary artery disease.

Nevro Reports FDA Approval for Expanded Labeling for Senza® Spinal Cord Stimulation System

This approval is specific to Nevro's proprietary 10 kHz Therapy and differentiates Nevro's Senza System as the only SCS system with specific labeling to treat NSRBP patients.
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Aidoc Partners with Novant Health

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NEJM: New Data on COVID-19 Lung Transplants

The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, showed that during the pandemic, 7% of the nation’s lung transplants were performed to treat severe, irreversible lung damage caused by COVID-19. More than half of these patients needed ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, before their transplant.

Preclinical Study Provides Guidance for Optimizing Safety and Efficacy of Endovascular Hepatic Denervation Devices to Treat Diabetes

“This study leveraged our deep experience in preclinical evaluation of denervation therapies and could not have been performed in a timely manner without the digital morphometry techniques we developed in-house. We remain excited about the potential of neuromodulation technologies and are committed to supporting further innovation in this space,” explained Rami Tzafriri, PhD, lead author and Director of Research and Innovation at CBSET.

Other News

NEJM: New Data on COVID-19 Lung Transplants

The analysis of more than 3,000 lung transplants in the U.S. between Aug. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, showed that during the pandemic, 7% of the nation’s lung transplants were performed to treat severe, irreversible lung damage caused by COVID-19. More than half of these patients needed ventilators or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, before their transplant.

University of Colorado School of Medicine Will Work with DreaMed Diabetes to Deploy Its Advisor System as a New Resource for Diabetes Device Initiation

“We are truly honored to be part of this project,” said Ryan Hovey, general manager for North America at DreaMed. “We have been able to demonstrate the ability to support endocrinology practices by centralizing patient device data as well as providing evaluation reports and FDA cleared treatment recommendations.

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