There are numerous innovative thought leaders, organizations, and entrepreneurs creating brilliant tools and resources to change the way we address aging. If we can collectively embrace technological innovations and new ways of staying connected, we will be able to support our aging population.
On August 28th, news reporters in British Columbia distributed the disturbing story of an elderly man who died after falling in his home. The man who fell was discovered by a concerned caretaker, who noticed a week’s worth of newspapers piling up on his front door. After spending an entire week on the floor, this 81-year-old man died in the hospital.
In a similar story, police found a 55-year-old man, who was likely on the floor for four to five days. His condition is unknown at this time.
Why aren't we having more conversations about the solutions?
It is important that these stories are raising awareness of the everyday risks associated with seniors in isolation. However, these stories can leave readers feeling concerned and upset without providing tangible options for taking action. We need to push this conversation forward.