In senior care, simplicity and accessibility are two very common, very important themes, for obvious reasons. There's little time or patience for complexity around delivering care, and everything must be designed with constraints in mind, be it related to mobility, vision, hearing or anything related to the physical environment.
Claris is a technology company in Vancouver that gets that — and with their easy-to-use, highly responsive tablet computer, they have uncovered that power as it relates to effective senior care.
For those of you considering hiring a live-in caregiver from outside Canada or someone temporarily visiting Canada, you may have noticed some changes to the information the federal government has posted regarding temporary foreign workers, formerly known as the Live-in Caregiver Program (LICP).
We all typically believe 'the government' is actively taking care of the needs of our aging population, whether you view the world of healthcare at the federal level, or by provincial jurisdiction.
But articles like the one in today's Province - Access to Care for B.C. Seniors Shrinking as their Numbers Grow are revealing, and in many ways, shockingly clear that at least at the provincial level, we could all be in trouble.
The Report has come...a very compelling message about the future - or current - importance of homecare.