Last week, My Medic Watch (MMW) was invited by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in H
We all have a loved one who needs to be taken care of; an elderly parent, neighbour or friend with a chronic illness.
We know that the population is ageing and that more and more people want to continue living at home and keep their autonomy to improve their quality of life.
Population forecast over 65
Growth from 1964 to 2060
Population Reference Bureau prb.org
Older adult (over 65) living alone according to APA American Psychological Association
26% over 65 years old in 2020
According to the W.H.O. (World Health Organisation):
- Approximately 28-38% of people aged 65 and over experience falls each year.
- This figure increases to 32-42% for those over 70 years of age.
- The frequency of falls increases with age and frailty levels.
In addition to this, 20-30% of the population living with epilepsy have more than one seizure per month.
This is why it is important to find ways to maintain the quality of life of people who need it the most.
With technology improving every year, we have now additional ways to keep that autonomy and peace of mind. Our technology provides this in an inexpensive way for you and your loved ones.