Japan has faced many challenges associated with its aging population and is coming out ahead of the pack. Undoubtedly, this country has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world! Moreover, this means one in five residents is a senior (expected to increase to one in three by 2035). Since the U.S. is not far behind in aging statistics – anticipated to reach 20 percent by 2050 – we’d be wise to take a closer look at some of Japan’s innovative ideas regarding elderly home care. For example:

Caring Relationship Tickets for Elderly Care

Imagine a type of currency worth an hour of service for the elderly. Japan has instituted a system that allows anyone to earn tickets by helping a senior in the community. Nevertheless, this ticket can be cashed in for an hour of service for themselves when needed.

Specially Designed Smartphones for the Elderly

These phones are designed for older eyes and fingers to navigate. Additionally, these phones have a function that will even allow the user to slow down the speech of a caller to better hear and understand.

Senior-Friendly Shopping Centers for the Elderly

Shopping centers comprised of all things senior! Without a doubt, this includes diabetes checks, bifocals, anti-aging creams, groceries with larger printed price tags, even hula and yoga classes and dating services. This has resulted in a huge success for the elderly.

Fall-Defying Socks for Elderly Home Care

Catching a toe on an uneven carpet or flooring is one of the leading causes of falls resulting in serious injuries. To combat this, these socks pull upward on the toes to ensure that they lift off the floor with each step.

At Family Resource Home Care, we understand how important quality of life is in elderly home care. Our in-home caregivers can provide companionship care and senior living assistance to help our clients stay young at heart. Contact our home care team today to learn more about our elderly care at home or to schedule a free in-home care assessment.

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