New tablet helps seniors communicate

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.

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Analysis paralysis in senior care

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.

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Coming of age and stepping up

In times of financial uncertainty, we often find ourselves burdened with non-financial issues. Trying to make ends meet somehow brings about a whole host of other challenges that sometimes seem unrelated to financial stress.

And yet it's all related. As I said in my last post, we're facing a demographic tidal wave of change. Our parents are aging. And more than ever, they're in our lives, much as we used to be in their lives as children.
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Tidal wave coming to Canadian homecare

On May 16th and 17th, we attended a conference entitled "Innovations in Home Care: A Public Policy Perspective" at Segal Centre, SFU Vancouver Campus. There were some very knowledgable and experienced healthcare professionals at the conference, many of whom drew on some very interesting statistics to support the various themes and concepts related to homecare.

Probably one of the most compelling metrics shared with the attendees was the number 2.
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