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  • Increasing elderly population globally

      –More than 2 billion > 65  in the world by 2050

      –3 carers/elder -> reducing to 2 carers/elder

      –UK: 15.8% -> 34% over 60

      –Sweden: 17.3% -> 38% over 60

      –India: 7.6% -> 20% over 60

      –China: 10 .1% -> 30% over 60

 

  • Needs greater care services

      –Increasing health care costs

      –Care staff numbers reducing leading to more stress

  • Situation unsustainable and viable solutions allowing elderly to remain in own homes for as long as possible with good quality of life are urgently needed
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