Carers Australia will host the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 October 2017. This event aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way we support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities.
1,2 million old people are considered dependent in France, and there are almost 11 million caregivers among the French families… But getting older and older is not just about figures in our society anymore; it is about losing autonomy and mobilizing many caregivers. Today, it is urgent to find solutions!
On the booming market of Silver Economy, loads of startups grow and develop tomorrow’s tools to help people age well. Settled at the very heart of Toulouse’s French Tech, RoboCARE Lab is one of them, trying to innovate in order to improve the quality of life for dependent people.
In the United States, there are more than 43.5 million caregivers, who mainly take care of their ageing parents. Today’s technology can help relatives to better manage medication or nutrition, to monitor their daily activities or to coordinate communication.
Tokyo lacks long-term care establishments for elderly people despite increasing demand. Currently, Japan has the oldest population in the world. A quarter of its population is over 65 years old. Moreover, by 2060, about 40% of the Japanese population will be 65 and above. [Read more…] about Japan: will seniors need to pay more for long-term care?
In the United Kingdom, as more people reach an advanced age thanks to an increasing life expectancy, the demand for homecare services increases rather than decreases. With age, carers might start needing care for themselves. [Read more…] about Number of carers aged 85+ has risen dramatically in the UK over the past decade
At the end of March, a UFC-Que choisir survey focused on the link of causality between low quality of food, staff shortage, poorly adapted schedules for meals, and undernutrition problems that have been growing in many medical-social establishments for the elderly. [Read more…] about Nutri-Culture: a technological and pleasant solution to face elderly undernutrition
The Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women Rights of France, Marisol TOURAINE, and the State Secretary for Family, Elderly people and Autonomy, Laurence ROSSIGNOL commend the adoption of the society adaptation to ageing law on first reading by the Senate on the 19th of March. [Read more…] about Marisol TOURAINE and Laurence ROSSIGNOL commend the adoption of the society adaptation to ageing law by the French Senate
From Tuesday, 17th to Thursday, 19th March, 2015, the French Senate analysed and adopted the society adaptation to ageing law.
The law text was adopted at First Reading, with 178 votes in favor and none against.
In Canada, caregivers make up 30% of the workforce: 5.6 millions of employees are caregivers for a total of 8.1 millions caregivers in the country (30% of the population). Most caregivers work full-time. Nevertheless, 1 person out of 2 thinks declaring themselves a caregiver to their employer can damage their career.
“One of the many ways technology has changed our lives is helping seniors live independently”, says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. This, in turn, makes caregivers’ jobs a little easier.
The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its eighth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,500 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving.