MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Bundestag deliberates on report on the situation of the older generation
Today, Friday, the German Bundestag deliberates on the eighth report on the situation of the older generation in the Federal Republic of Germany – older people and digitization. The senior political spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Marcus Weinberg, explains:
“As a parliamentary group, we pay close attention to the fact that older people also benefit from the opportunities offered by digitalization without replacing personal contacts. The use of digital technologies today is an essential factor for a successful life and the social participation of older people. We are working flat out on the nationwide expansion of broadband and mobile communications. Retirement homes, nursing homes and other forms of living should also offer Internet access wherever possible. Individual support when using the digital helpers is important. The multi-generation houses funded by the federal government are exemplary.
In almost all areas of life, digitization can make everyday life easier for older people, improve their quality of life and strengthen self-determination. Smart helpers enable senior citizens to live longer in their own apartment, digital assistance systems can supplement care without replacing personal contact. With telemedical offers, medical care can be improved and health apps help older people to take medication regularly and to document blood sugar levels. With video tools, older people can stay in regular contact with family, friends and their own social environment and thus escape loneliness and isolation.
The possible uses of digitization for senior citizens are huge. That is why we are working with all our might to ensure that the conditions for the use of digital helpers are created and that older people have access and the ability to use the technology. “
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