The Case for Canada's Seniors
% of population aged 65+ years
Canada's senior population is steadily increasing.
British Columbia's senior population is growing even faster, surpassing the national average in 2011 at 15.7%.
What does that number look like?
5 million seniors, 700,000 of whom are living in our home province. That's almost 100,000 more than in the 2006 census.
2011 living arrangements of Canadian seniors
7.1% of Canada's seniors live in a special care facility.
That's 393,000 people who, due to reduced mobility and health, have limited exercise options.
Age categories of seniors in special care facilities
Seniors who are 80-84 years of age in 2011 were 2.4 times more likely than their close peers (of 75-79 years) to live in a special care facility.
Chances are, most of us have a loved one in this age category.
What do these numbers signify?
As our senior population increases, so will the percentage of those in special care facilities.
We want to help loved ones live healthier. Let's keep them mobile, with BedBike.
Strong evidence towards the benefits of BedBike:
COLCOMBE, 2006 - "Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans"
DE VRIES, 2015 - "Patient-centred physical therapy is (cost-) effective in increasing physical activity and reducing frailty in older adults with mobility problems: a randomized controlled trial with 6 months follow-up"
METERSKY, 2012 - "Predictors of in-hospital vs postdischarge mortality in pneumonia."
BedBike is especially geared for:
1) Elderly de-conditioned individuals
2) Post hip replacement patients
3) Post myocardial infarction (heart attack)
4) Lower extremity amputees
5) Individuals with paraplegia/spinal cord injury
6) People with advanced Multiple Sclerosis