Japan uses high-tech to care for the elderly

  Japan is the country with the longest life expectancy in the world. According to international standards, Japan has entered an aging society as early as 1996. According to the estimated statistics released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan this year, the total population of Japan is currently 127.71 million, and there are 24.67 million elderly people over 65 years old, accounting for 19.3% of the total population, and 10.89 million elderly people are over 75 years old. . Such a high proportion of the elderly population not only promoted the government to speed up the reform of the pension system, but also spawned numerous private nursing homes.
  Not long ago, the reporter came to Neyagawa City, Osaka Prefecture, Kansai, and interviewed the well-known local nursing home “Honesty Kori Garden”. This is a modern nursing home invested and built by Panasonic Electric Company. Perhaps the investor has strong strength in electronic products, and all the facilities here are armed with high technology, which is also the main difference between “Xiangli Garden” and ordinary nursing homes. Entering “Xiangli Garden”, the quiet and elegant external environment makes reporters feel like they are in a park. When you come to the hall, you will be dotted with calligraphy, paintings and handicrafts created by the elderly. This is the activity center for the elderly, where New Years and various festivals can be held. According to the data photos, there are also Kabuki and sumo wrestlers who come here for the event. The old man helped. As long as the elderly want, they can sing karaoke here anytime.
  A small calligraphy on the wall in the hall aroused the interest of reporters. The Chinese characters on the wall are “a smile, a rage, an old man”, which should be what we often say “a smile, ten years young; sorrow and sorrow, white head.” . There is a computer room on the first floor of the nursing home. The elderly can communicate with the outside world through the Internet and “surf” on the Internet. However, the staff said that the elderly basically do not have the habit of “surfing the Internet”. At most, they just play some simple poker on the computer. game. The second floor is the living space for the elderly. All the floors here are special floors that are non-slip and have a certain cushioning force. According to President Ozawa, there are a total of 103 rooms in “Kari Garden”, including 3 double rooms and 100 single rooms. At present, 96 elderly people have been admitted, the average age is 83 years old, the highest age is 96 years old, and 24 are male. There are 87 staff members, which are basically configured according to two staff members responsible for three elderly people.
  In the rooms where people are occupied, Japanese-style warm curtains are hung on the doors, and the old man’s name is written on the wooden door number next to the door. To respect the privacy of the elderly, all occupied rooms are not allowed to be visited. The staff guided reporters to an empty room, which is not large, 15.2 square meters, and the furniture is very simple. The nursing home is only equipped with beds, tables and chairs, but the elderly can make their own furniture according to their own needs. The equipment in the room looks simple, but in fact there are “organs” everywhere. There is an “incontinence sensor” on the wall next to the bed. If the old man incontinence wets the bed sheet, the sensor will send a notification. A “bed-off sensor” is installed at the foot of the bed, which enables the staff to quickly detect and arrive in time when the elderly accidentally fall from the bed. The high-tech content in the toilet is the most, and all the facilities are controlled by computer. The lowering, lifting and flushing of the toilet seat are all automatic induction. There are also freely retractable armrests on both sides of the toilet, so that the elderly in wheelchairs can sit down without much effort. There is a rope ring for calling above the toilet. If the elderly feel uncomfortable or cannot stand up, they can pull this rope ring to call the staff. In addition, in order to detect the elderly in a timely manner, the ceiling of the bathroom is also equipped with a “motion detection sensing facility”. If the elderly does not move in the bathroom for 30 minutes, the sensing device will immediately notify the staff. These remotes are centrally managed by the work center.
  In order to relieve the boredom of the elderly, “Xiangliyuan” has also developed a pet robot that can communicate with the elderly in two ways. This robot pet in the shape of a teddy bear can greet people and respond to small requests such as “singing”. It also gives you options such as “Japanese Enka” or “Chinese Poetry” for you to choose. If you choose an option that it can’t do now, it will not stay still, but will answer “forgot”, funny people laugh. The bathroom of “Xiangli Garden” also fully considers the actual situation of the elderly. All walls have handrails that can assist walking, and there are electric bathing facilities specially designed for the elderly in wheelchairs. It can be said that the designer reflects “people-oriented” everywhere. “The starting point. The elderly who live here can receive telemedicine diagnosis from “Panasonic Memorial Hospital” and “Doren Hospital” every week. Doctors can master various physiological health data of the elderly through special equipment, and give advices according to the situation.
  Living in such a high-tech nursing home can be expensive. In addition to the one-time payment of a large sum of money at the time of check-in, there is an additional monthly fee. The amount is divided into three grades: standard, economical, and leisurely. Taking leisurely stall as an example, the one-time check-in fee requires 30.718 million yen (about 2.2 million yuan), which can be used to buy a relatively good local house. . In addition, each person has to pay 115,000 yen per month. According to the staff, many elderly people live here to enjoy their old age after selling all their properties. Moreover, the charging standard of “Kori Garden” is only moderate in Japan, and there are more expensive ones.

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