Feeling comfortable using virtual care technologies in the home, demanding more tech in independent living communities and becoming more engaged in their own health data are trends that show that seniors will be turning to technology more than ever to enhance their healthcare in the next year. Health Tech’s recent article entitled “3 Senior Care Tech Trends to Watch in 2022” gives us the top three trends in senior care for 2022:
A 2018 AARP survey found that 76% of adults ages 50+ said they prefer to stay in their homes and communities, aging in place rather than moving to an independent living community. According to the American Hospital Association, the hospital-at-home care delivery model can reduce costs, improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience. However, traditional healthcare organizations have a part to play in this care delivery model with telehealth and remote patient monitoring that can extend care to the home setting.
As we go into 2022, consumerization and the desire for personalization are expected to impact the types of technology preferred by older adults and offered by independent living communities, as well as the ways seniors interact with digital health solutions.
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Reference: Health Tech (Dec. 14, 2021) “3 Senior Care Tech Trends to Watch in 2022”