Australia has a growing aging population, and a shortage of nurses and carers.
In Australia, there are 3.7 million people aged over 65, and this number is steadily increasing. Due to our high level of medical care, we are a nation that is living longer and healthier lives. But as we age, the risk of accidents, such as falls, increases. One solution is supervised aged healthcare such as retirement villages, but most Australians wish to stay and live in their own homes for as long as possible.
To help keep Australians living in their own homes for longer, current existing options vary from having on-site carers or security monitoring devices, which can be expensive, prohibitive, invasive and intrusive. Security pendants and medical alert bracelets can be cumbersome or forgotten, rendering them useless.