The arrival of COVID-19 and the sheltering-in-place mandate put a spotlight on the social isolation of older adults. While COVID is easing, there are other barriers to face-to-face communication such as chronic conditions that can limit one’s ability to leave home. Fortunately, there are innovative technology solutions to increase social connectivity safely and remotely. Contact us for more information!
Seniors have unique challenges that technology can help address.
Reduce chances of serious injuries and accidents, such as falls and kitchen fires.
Connect with family and friends both near and far with the touch of a button.
Bring peace of mind by knowing remotely that your loved one is all right.
Decrease the constant need for caregiving, while maintaining safety.
Augment traditional approaches with technology for more complete coverage.
In 2035-for the first time in U.S. history-there will be more people 65 years and older than those 18 years and younger. With nationwide caregiver shortages a problem, technology can be the big extender in helping to maintain seniors' independence at home.
Technology solutions can preserve quality of life and save money. In 2014, older adults' 29 million falls in the U.S. led to 7 million injuries and cost about $31 billion in Medicare costs. Cooking fires average $6,600 in damage. Even social isolation and loneliness have been found to cost Medicare $6.7 billion/year.
Your contribution will support SeniorFusion's pilot project to explore how innovative technology solutions designed to increase communication can improve the social connectivity of low income seniors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties that are particularly vulnerable to social isolation.
SeniorFusion is an initiative of the American Medical Women’s Association, a national not-for-profit organization that advances women in medicine, advocates for equity and ensures excellence in health care.
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