AECOM Impact Blog: Aging in Place — Designing Health Care for Singapore’s Pioneer Generation

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AECOM Impact Blog: Aging in Place — Designing Health Care for Singapore’s Pioneer Generation

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AECOM's Kerry Clifford, vice president, health care, design and planning, South and Southeast Asia, discusses how health care facility design should evolve to meet the demands of Singapore's increasing senior population.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Thought Leadership

CONTENT: Blog

By: Kerry Clifford
AECOM Vice President, Health Care, Design and Planning, South and Southeast Asia

We are getting older — everyone, all of us — and no one is immune from this condition. Did you know that in Singapore the senior population above 65 years old will grow to more than 900,000 by 2030?

In preparation, Singapore’s prime minister recently announced long-term plans to care for this specific senior population, coined the “Pioneer Generation.” Are we ready for this “Pioneer Generation” and the implications to the health care system? Most existing facilities are unable to meet this increased demand.

As architects and planners, we need to rethink our approach to the design of health care facilities and access to care. We all want to continue living the lifestyles we have built and stay in our homes and in our communities; we all want to age in place.

Learn more from Clifford on how health care facility design should evolve to meet the demands of Singapore's increasing senior population.

 

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Keywords: Health & Healthcare | AECOM | Aging Populations | Health & Healthcare | Healthcare Innovation | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | architecture | construction | engineering

CAMPAIGN: Thought Leadership

CONTENT: Blog

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