We should not treat our elderly like factory farmed hens

Thursday 5 March 2015

Today's report that using robots to help care for our elderly Saga's director of communications, Paul Green said "Use of technology should liberating - not limiting. Of course it should be used to help where it can genuinely add value and improve lives.

We should not treat our elderly like factory farmed hens

“For many older people social isolation is a real risk, and often a visit from their care worker is the only human contact they have from day to day. We do not want our elderly to be treated like factory farmed hens with no socialisation - like the tin man in the wizard of oz, robots need a heart - and that can only come with the human touch."

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