The reasons for such statistics can vary greatly from one community to another: some lack the financial means to request support, and others may face a lack of care workers in the area.
Either way, we should focus on the solutions that can help address the issue in the most time-efficient way. In this case, I believe it’s the technological support.
When designing a routine for older adults, you can start with simple solutions that can help organize the schedule and logistics of certain tasks like taking medications on time or ordering food.
Once all the basic needs are covered, think of how you can establish continuous and reliable support for a senior. In some cases, they can monitor their daily health performance on their own with a tool like a smartwatch. In other cases, it may be useful to find a solution that also enables direct connection with emergency services. It can be especially helpful for older adults who have conditions like dementia.
Truth be told, you couldn’t always be there to react in case of need. But what you can do is make sure a senior gets immediate help even when you’re not there.