--Overall, a 'Better Year Ahead' Forecasted by Leaders from Global Telemedicine Group, The Senior List, Health eVillages, eHealth, Women Leading Healthcare, Aloe Care and More --
NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aloe Care Health, home to the world's most advanced voice-activated medical alert and communication service for elder care, invited industry experts to cast their predictions for 2021.
Seven leaders in healthcare, insurtech, caregiving and aging shared their optimistic insights for the path forward:
"The best examination room is where the patient lives, not where the doctor works. And, any variant of the following: telemedicine is to healthcare as Amazon is to shopping; as Netflix is to the movie theater, and as on-line banking is to your local bank." Jay H. Sanders, M.D., CEO, The Global Telemedicine Group, member of the Aloe Care Advisory Board
"While 2020 turned the world upside down, it also revealed the massive gaps and deficits that exist in caregiving and senior care. I think 2021 will be the 'Year of the Caregiver' as companies, the senior care industry, and leading service organizations come to terms with how to best serve these underpaid and undervalued everyday heroes." Amie Clark, The Senior List
"After a year highlighted by the devastating impact of COVID-19, vaccinations and other measures bring us hope to combat the virus in 2021. However, it is also important that we pay attention to the unintended consequences of COVID-19. As we safely social distance to decrease exposure risk, we must find ways to intervene and deal with the social isolation and loneliness caused by the lack of connection. I expect the next decade to bring innovations in business and healthcare to help us rebuild our community of connections and address the loneliness epidemic." Donato Tramuto, Author, Chairman and Founder of Health eVillages
"Aging-in-place will continue to gain traction. Remote patient monitoring, personal emergency response technology, and other health matters will be addressed in-home. Health Insurance companies will redouble efforts to advance digital care management, using data to prevent acute health episodes. Covid19 will accelerate the digital adoption of remote patient care and communication. Masks will be required or desired in many public forums for much of 2021. Sadly, social distancing may be here to stay." Bob Hurley, Executive Advisor in Digital Health, eHealth; member of the Aloe Care Advisory Board
"COVID has demonstrated the power of telehealth to support health care workers, the older population and caregivers. It is amazing to see the adoption rate grow amongst all ages and the importance it addresses for the safety and independence of vulnerable populations. I expect innovative concepts to grow and expand in 2021 that will further empower providers and the population as a whole to live more healthy and fulfilling lives." Vicki Shepard, Health and Aging Expert, co-founder of WBL: Women Leading Healthcare
"The last several months have given every one of us a dose of radical empathy for people who are isolated and alone. My profound hope is that this translates into better care for one another, especially older adults, in 2021 and beyond. And as our population ages overall (more than 10,000 of us reach 65 every day), I hope too that we collectively evolve beyond so many limiting, false, and often unconscious preconceptions about aging. This starts with products that are more thoughtfully, more beautifully designed, and extends right through to our everyday interactions." Ray Spoljaric, CEO and Co-Founder, Aloe Care Health
"In 2021, older adults will continue to rely on simple technology to interact with friends and family, as well as to function independently. Normalcy will take time to resume, and senior communities need to use home devices to function in society. Online shopping, online healthcare, online banking, and virtual communication will be major components of the lives of elders as we go into 2021." Jordan Mittler, Director and Founder of Mittler Senior Technology. Jordan leads an inspiring group of teens teaching elders how to use technology to improve communication and daily activities.
For more, visit www.aloecare.com.
About Aloe Care Health
Aloe Care's voice-activated system is the world's most-advanced in-home medical alert and communication system for older adults. Aloe Care offers a comprehensive, proactive approach to remote caregiving and communication and has been widely acclaimed, including Real Simple (December 2020), PCMag, The Senior List, Today's Caregiver, and MD Tech Review, among others. Aloe Care's award-winning solution was created by caregivers, for caregivers. More than 70 percent of the team actively supports aging-in-place parents and grandparents. The company is headquartered in New York.
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