” What she needs is someone who is always there, who can help with everyday tasks, who will listen and smile.”
EACH time I make a house call, I stay much longer than I should. I can’t leave because my patient is holding my hand, or because she’s telling me, not for the first time, about when Aunt Mabel cut off all her hair and they called her a boy at school, or how her daddy lost his job and the lights went out and her mother lit pine cones and danced and made everyone laugh. Sometimes I can’t leave because she just has to show me one thing, but getting to that thing requires that she rise unsteadily from her chair, negotiate her walker through the narrow hallway, and find whatever it is in the dim light of her bedroom.
I can, and do, write prescriptions for her many medical problems, but I have little to offer for the two conditions that dominate her days: loneliness and disability. She has a well-meaning, troubled daughter in a faraway state, a caregiver who comes twice a week, a friend who checks in on her periodically, and she gets regular calls from volunteers with the Friendship Line.
It’s not enough. Like most older adults, she doesn’t want to be “locked up in one of those homes.” What she needs is someone who is always there, who can help with everyday tasks, who will listen and smile.
What she needs is a robot caregiver.
The Latest on: Robot caregivers
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- North Shore Community Calendaron March 16, 2020 at 4:32 pm
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- Libraries closedon March 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Ages 3-5, with caregiver. 11 a.m. Robotics Club — Learn to code using our new Sphero robots. You will create your own programs and help your robot navigate through all the fun challenges. Registration ...
- Coronavirus care at one hospital got totally taken over by robotson March 14, 2020 at 1:36 pm
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- Ahead at the library: ‘Robot petting zoo,’ author chat and moreon March 13, 2020 at 9:24 am
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- A weed-removing robot and an app for Alzheimer’s patients – meet this year’s Imagine Cup finalists from Kenya and Tunisiaon March 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm
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- Can Robots Ease the Caregiver Burden?on March 6, 2020 at 11:10 am
Some caregivers with packed schedules said they wanted the robots to offer them task prompts, like when to move a patient, so reminders are built into the behaviour. Others said that it would be ...
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