The Global Coalition on Aging will lead a panel consisting of representation from technology, home care, healthcare, and gerontology to address how innovations in each sector are enabling a healthier and more active ageing. We will explore the ways in which remote care is becoming the standard of care for healthier ageing in the 21st century, as well as how its applications with the aforementioned sectors is leading to both improvements in quality of life and healthcare cost efficiencies. As the WHO-identified metric for healthier and active ageing, functional ability will be the common strand for testing, showing, and measuring the impact of innovation. We will share specific applications of remote care in the home, as well as explore ways in which remote care can be further enhanced – both through enablers such as payment incentives and barrier-reducers at the public policy and individual levels. Panelists will engage in a free-flowing discussion on the current and future value of remote care, and changes required in the public policy as well as market ecosystems for continued progress.
The format will be a facilitated conversation based on four powerful questions and interactive discussion among panelists. Questions:
- How will remote care innovations improve elder caregiving, and therefore the functional ability and quality of life, for the senior and his or her family caregiver?
- How are effective applications of remote care leading to cost savings for elder caregiving at the public fiscal and individual family levels?
- What progress do you see in the next 3, 5, 10 years in your space that will enable elder care to become more valued?
Identify the one or two biggest barriers to progress in the elder care space, as well as some solutions you might offer to overcome those barriers.