COVID-19 has shown a need for more digital health technology. Someday there will be technology to track residents’ health before emergency care is needed.
California (D) senator Anthony J. Portano recently wrote legislation about gun safety in senior living homes. Is this actually an issue or are politicians politicizing senior care? Should industry leaders and caregivers be concerned about guns in assisted living homes at all? Seniors do commit suicide at an alarming rate, but the new legislation is unwarranted and lacks needed research.
Dr. Bill Thomas is an author entrepreneur, and physician whose wide-ranging work explores human aging. Best known for his health care systems innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit focused on improving care for seniors and the creator of “The Green House.” He reminded us that there were once only three flavors of ice cream and now there is “infinity.” His message to us was that we should expect an increase in “niche” demands for senior care.