New Technologies Are Ushering in the Biggest Revolution in Senior Care in Over a Century

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New Technologies Are Ushering in the Biggest Revolution in Senior Care in Over a Century | #CornerInsure #Seniors #Health #COVID-19 | COVID-19 has put a spotlight on a fragile senior care system, but a vibrant health-tech ecosystem is laying track for a technology revolution that is centered on the homes—just in time for the ‘Silver Tsunami’—of aging baby boomers.

A recent New York Times article summed up the catastrophe: “Of all the missteps by governments during the coronavirus pandemic, few have had such an immediate and devastating impact as the failure to protect nursing homes. Tens of thousands of older people died—casualties not only of the virus, but of more than a decade of ignored warnings that nursing homes were vulnerable.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly half of all coronavirus fatalities in Europe have been traced to nursing homes. In the U.S., where COVID-19 has spiraled out of control, more than 40 percent of all coronavirus deaths are linked to long-term care facilities.

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