Fostering Augmented Information: Analyzing Assisted Living Experience in Malaysia
Like other developing countries, Malaysia also will facing with aging phenomenon. Malaysian Government already started to rise up the issues of elderly people problem since 1995. The formulation of the National Policy for the Elderly in 1995 and the setting up of the National Elderly Health Council in 1997 confirm that the government is serious in its commitment to provide care and services for the nation’s elderly. A comprehensive health care system has been applied through extensive care for elderly with chronic diseases. The health care system has been developed to focus on short term care and short term hospitalization with the consequence that the services available may not be effective in dealing with elderly having chronic diseases and disabilities. A research has recognized a moment of truth from the older system. Resulted of analyzing have shown that elderly people in Malaysia dependent too much on their family support and government support which is a contrary with western culture where elderly people tend to be more independent. Because of too much attention from the family and the government itself, we fail to prepare them to be more independent in future. Looking at the pressure of globalization and sustainable future this research need to come out with solutions that can really offer a win-win situation. The aim of this research is to revolutionize the previous system of homes nursing and assisted living experience and provide a better system that can really support elderly people sustain and manage their daily life effectively without a provision from the government or private sector nursing. The strategy is to provide a support system and schemes as options.