Technology can help in care of senior citizens | My View


I am responding to the article “Input sought on plan to better serve New Mexico seniors,” May 13) by the Aging, Long-Term Services Department. The department is seeking comments on a proposal to address safety, health, nutrition and other issues.

As we have experienced in 2020 but even before the pandemic added yet another dimension to the feeling of isolation experienced among the senior population. This is also being experienced by those who provide caregiving to these individuals. Even with the loosening of the pandemic-related restrictions there are still those either medically disabled or elderly who continue to be geographically distant from their loved ones or live remotely from them impacting their professional caregivers as well.

Many home care organizations and agencies are also experiencing the dearth of…

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