‘Preventive Care Will Reduce Diseases, Deaths among Elders’

Posted on: Wed 31-08-2022

A health-tech company, Gerocare, has said preventive care for the elderly will reduce regular exposure to preventable diseases and early deaths.

Founder, Gerocare, Dr Ebi Ofrey, said this during a virtual news conference ahead of the forthcoming Gerocare Fifth Anniversary.

He added that the anniversary activities which started on  August 29, 2022  would end on to September 2 , 2022 saying it would feature a health walk, dance for wellness, health talk, social networking among others.

Ofrey noted that geriatric care was inaccessible to many elderly persons in Nigeria, leading to deteriorating health conditions and untimely deaths.

To bridge this health service gaps, he said Gerocare decided to provide regular physician home visits for the elderly to prevent deterioration in their health,  maintain a healthy state of mind and improved quality of life.

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“We do this by identifying and managing their health conditions in a timely manner, thereby not only improving their quality of life, but also ensuring peace of mind for both the elderly and their loved ones.

“Your parents deserve long, fruitful and healthy years in their old age, no matter the village your aged parent lives in, Gerocare will get to them,” he said.

Ofrey noted that the company since inception had impacted over 115, 000 users and won various international awards including the World Health Organisation Top 30 Africa Health Innovation Award.

Also,  Co-founder, Gerocare, Dr Ajibola Meraiyebu, said subscribers on the company’s platform received regular and detailed updates on their health status, steps to take to prevent illnesses and efficient ways to manage their health.