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Sharing Feedback Received from Our Ageing and Disability in Australia Infographic

24th Feb 17

After publishing our infographic about Ageing and Disability in Australia, we received thoughtful feedback from a number of readers. As a follow up to our infographic, we thought it would be helpful to share some of these insights with you.

What we heard

The comment we heard most often is that of surprise at the enormity of the issue at hand. While many Australians were aware of the rapid growth of our ageing population, they had not seen such a visible demonstration of its size. 

 

Several readers commented that it was important that we understand how the population will change in the coming years so we understand the challenges ahead. Hopefully, having a better understanding will allow us to better prepare for the personal and national challenges ahead.

 

Several readers also noted that this understanding must help inform policy and decisions from lawmakers and politicians in the coming decades to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to properly provide for the ageing and disabled population.

 

Lastly, some readers noted that the infographic served as a good reminder that they too would be joining the ageing population at some point in the future – some sooner than others! They reached out to us to discuss how they could future-proof their homes to ensure they can remain living independently for as long as possible.

How Vestner plans to accommodate the increase in mobility challenges

As one of the leading providers of mobility products in Australia, we have a deep and long understanding of the challenges that come with an ageing population. We understand that people wish to remain in their homes, be independent and continue to take part in their daily activities, while continuing to enjoy their hobbies and diversions. We also understand that keeping people in their homes is hugely beneficial to our society as a whole.

 

We know there will be an increase in demand for our products and services over the coming years and are making plans now to ensure that we are positioned to meet this demand. In addition to developing a replacement low rise lift and continuing to expand our product range, we are staying abreast of policy changes and training our team so they will be equipped to handle a steady increase in demand.

 

If our infographic has raised some important questions in your mind, we encourage you to contact your state’s Vestner distributor - listed on our website to discuss how you can better prepare for the changes that will occur as you or your loved ones grow older. In case you missed it the first time around, you can find view the infographic post here.

Written by

As Business Development and Operations Manager, Mark’s role includes building and maintaining business relationships, and managing and overseeing larger projects, all while keeping a watchful eye out for business opportunities.  Having a background in the health and disability sector provides Mark with the necessary understanding to assist clients when considering access solutions for people with mobility requirements.

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