Two developments have made care of the elderly a central concern for our society. On the one hand, people today live longer than ever before. On the other hand, supportive family and neighborhood structures are deteriorating. In major cities today, around 50% of all households are single-person households.
In the future, it will be necessary to create new forms of intergenerational civic engagement to ensure that older people are adequately provided and cared for.
Large nursing homes and anonymous patient care structures are not the way to ensure that the aging enjoy fulfilling golden years.
The Software AG Foundation supports initiatives that aim to find and develop new ways of caring for the elderly.