Review: Today Sam Johnson wrote an opionion article in the NZ Herald on options for the elderly. He wrote that: “The broken institutionalised care system has to change. We have one option and it’s a rest home”. But one option is no option at all. He proposes a second option: community-based model, with home support.
Sam is head of innovation for Mycare, a business that helps connect the elderly with community support. For Mycare: “It’s not just loneliness and companionship, we need to ensure our elders are valued, maintain a strong sense of purpose and can make friends.”
Feature photo: Social isolation causes illness and depression. 123RF