eKauri is a third generation telecare system which offers the best security possible. Furthermore, we contribute towards the prevention, detection and control of common chronic illnesses of the elderly.
Spain’s population is aging at a staggering rate; 8.4 million are older than 65, 1 out of 3 are older than 80. In 2020, 20% of the population will be older than 65.
1.7 million Spanish over 65 live alone, 3 out of every 4 are women due to longer life expectancy.
Nearly 1 million Spanish people are entitled to receive disability living allowance benefits. 64% are women and 36% are men. (Data IMSERSO** January 2016)
The statistics above show that people who are dependent on others prefer to receive care at home, avoiding the need to attend care centres or residences.
Despite the need for professional care, the numbers of those who actually receive it remain low. The main concern for all healthcare professionals should be to better address the individual needs of the individual. For this reason, focusing on care in the home is vital in achieving a better quality of life and personal autonomy.