Science fiction movies are full of weird and wonderful things like flying cars and robotic assistance. While you’re only likely to see flying cars in the movies, robotic help for daily tasks might be a lot closer to becoming a reality than you might think, especially in retirement homes.
The prospect of robotic assistance playing a significant role in aged care living is rapidly becoming a reality. In Japan, robotic pets have already taken the place of live ones to provide companionship and comfort to elderly citizens.
Over 60’s make up about 15% of Australia’s total population, and this number is expected to double in the next 40 years. Technology has rapidly advanced in the fields of medicine, business, education and society as a whole. There’s no doubt that technology has impacted most of us who are alive today regardless of our age, but how has it impacted or improved the lives of senior citizens who have a very specific set of needs and requirements?
Experts forecast that with artificial intelligence, the internet of things and connected cloud infrastructure technologies, monitoring the physical health and medical conditions of a senior person in real time can be made possible. This opens up a plethora of possibilities in improving a senior person’s lifestyle, regardless of whether they live on their own or in an aged care facility.
So what can you expect to see when these technologies finally come together, and when? We’re not 100% sure, but the desire for human connection and a sense of community are extremely important to the overall well-being of all people, but this is especially true for retirees.
Lifestyle homes are a great place for over 60’s to spend their post-retirement lives as the environment is created to be suited to their wants and needs. As technology advances, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will be increasingly utilised to make retirement living easier, safer and more connected than ever before.
Who knows, you might even get that robot butler that you’ve been dreaming about since you were a kid!
If you’re looking for a retirement village in Perth where you can benefit from the amazing facilities and create long-lasting bonds in a place you can call home, get in touch with us at Arcadia Waters.