The Philippine population is aging at a rapid rate. Reports indicate that the number of older people is increasing rapidly at 4 percent, faster than the growth in the total population. The Philippine Statistics Authority projects that by 2030, older people will make up around 11.5 percent of the total population, and will increase to 14 percent by 2050.
An aging population comes with an increase in the demand for health services and products. Mobility devices are vital to allow the elderly to achieve quality of life. These will also enable them to do the things they enjoy while they spend time with their family.
To cater to the growing needs of the Philippine elder population, Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, in partnership with Top American Products Solutions Inc., has brought in products manufactured by US company Drive Medical, one of the fastest growing global manufacturers of durable medical equipment.
Drive Medical has a line of mobility, bath safety, and personal care products for the elder population.
Available in select Watsons are Drive Medical’s line of mobility products that include Hurrycane Freedom, Offset Grip Cane, and Deluxe Folding Travel Walker, among others. Bath safety items include Grab Bars, Tub and Stair Safety Treads, and Cast Protector Arm. Its line of personal care products include Universal Arm Sling, Metal Shoe Horn, and accessories.
Go to www.seniorsphilippines.com for more information.