Aging in Place (AIP) and Telehealth working groups in SCTE are addressing how cable operators can assist these two wellness-related areas.
This site is the offline tool we are using in lieu of a live demonstration for 2021 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. You can find several stakeholder interviews, use case demonstration videos and other information on this site. You can also find information about the four companies that made this event at Expo possible. These companies are CommScope, Alarm.com, Duke Tech Solutions, and Shaw Communications.
What is Aging in Place?
The United States elder population (65+ years of age) is expected to double from 45M in 2017 to 95M by 2060 and as of now. AARP reports that 90% of elders would like to age at home. This is in part due to comfort found in the familiar spaces and saving expenses from the alternative care facilities. Hence the concept of Aging in Place (AIP) stems from wanting to stay in that familial space equipped with the needs to live there as long as possible. Each elder may require different levels of care as they age and as their health needs change. AIP is an opportunity for those individuals to receive their care at home with the help of others and burgeoning technology support.
What is Telehealth?
As the years have progressed in the US, the amount of healthcare spending has also significantly risen. In 2018, it reached upwards of $3.6 Trillion. One way to combat that spending is the use of Telehealth solutions. Telehealth is the idea of using telecommunication services to provide healthcare to any individual regardless of location. It can encompass everything from physician visits to educational tools, but at its heart Telehealth depends on the progress telecom operators have made.
In this page, we provide different material to motivate how cable operators can forge inter-industry relations to support AIP and Telehealth market needs.