Comments

  1. Part 1 of my response- commenting on: “We have been too focused on building more elderly homes, instead of empowering the elderly to live full lives in their own homes as long as possible…

    From the jest of the article I think this person means Continuing Care Communities, Assisted Living etc. Which does take more employees. However, many studies show that living a 'full life' involves having a social component, especially as we age, which cannot be accomplished by staying in their own home and seniors become isolated from contact with others. Isolation like this can lead to depression and using the brain and physical being as much causing many to become the frail senior.

  2. part 2 of my comment-
    Now combining stand alone Independent senior communities (affordable or market rate) with technology could be the answer to the issue. This would combine the much needed social part and the pro-active care to keep someone independent.

    I state this as I've have witnessed seniors flourish in our community. LaGrange Pointe combines some traditional aspects of senior living with some new forward thinking features for those who do not want the traditional community with tiers of service in a remote location.

  3. I think mobile health technology is a great idea although I do agree with Linda as well that the social aspect must not be left behind. Perhaps a union of the two would be best, as Linda has suggested.