The Present and Future of Senior Care

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Alert1 Medical Alerts has completed market research in the senior care industry to determine the impacts of the falling ratio of caregivers to those needing care. Alert1 has announced they are prepared to support the senior care industry in adopting technology to help caregivers.

Number of Americans Aged 65+ From 1900 to 2050

Number of Americans Aged 65+ From 1900 to 2050

"We just don't have enough caregivers required to deliver the level of support that our seniors deserve. The model must evolve. New technologies can take us there."

Alert1 Medical Alert Systems released its analysis of the challenges in senior caregiving. The groundbreaking work looks at both the current state and the future problems in senior care. A key finding is that the ratio of caregivers to seniors will to drop from 7:1 to 3:1 over the next 30 years. This projected decrease will have enormous negative implications for seniors and families both.

“We just don’t have enough caregivers required to deliver the level of support that our seniors deserve. The model must evolve. New technologies can take us there,” said Alert1 Director of Marketing Nicholas Pompa. “The aging-in-place market has seen an explosion of new technology over the past few years that can help support caregivers. Alert1 will help our members, healthcare partners, and families understand these emerging technologies.”

Alert1 has been a trusted resource to hundreds of thousands of Americans, and is a leading tester of new technology. Alert1 was a pioneer in creating and offering its classic medical alert system. Now, the company offers Fall Detection, mobile medical alerts, and medication dispensers in its product suite. The company has 26 years’ experience serving America's senior citizens.

“With new technology, we can transform the projected caregiver shortage into an opportunity to serve our seniors better. New devices and services will reduce the systemic burden and extend the effectiveness of each caregiver. I’m proud to help lead this effort at Alert1,” stated Pompa.

For the complete results of Alert1’s research, visit http://www.alert-1.com/content/evolution-of-the-senior-care-industry/3307.

Alert1 Medical Alerts is an aging in place technology company headquartered in Williamsport, PA. They provide personal emergency response systems and medication reminders for seniors. Modern Senior Magazine selected the company as “#1 Medical Alert System – 2014.”

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