Smart homes to save elderly care costs

Smart homes, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE

The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) says that smart technology will play a crucial role in helping the elderly remain in their own homes – reducing pressure on NHS resources.

Age UK estimates that caring for a patient in their own home costs less than half of what it costs to keep them in hospital.

The IMechEreport, ‘Healthy Homes: Accommodating an Ageing Population’ highlights the role that engineers will play in designing technology that supports health and safety, but which is also appealing to older users and their families as well as carers.

Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

CHAS urges construction industry to embrace Common Assessment Standard following data sharing agreement roll out

CHAS was the first Recognised Assessment Body to offer the Common Assessment Standard which has fast become the industry’s gold standard for pre-qualification. 

R&D spending in construction sector rose 7.9% last year, despite the pandemic

Construction sector R&D spending hit £368m last year, according to latest ONS data

Calendar