Where’s the people? http://onforb.es/1NH0Ed9 @TeslaMotors leads way to @Roomba Healthcare #Innovation @SeniorsFamily
Recently, I was talking with a nursing home operator who owned a small portfolio of nursing home properties. We were chatting about how a $15 minimum wage would affect the nursing home & assisted living industry. Since labor is a such a large component of delivering quality care, he thought that a $15 minimum wage would drive up the cost to residents and lead to more automation of tasks. The first task this experienced operator would automate is cleaning. Perhaps an industrialized Roomba®, I asked?
“Ha, ha,” we chuckled.
But today, seeing no people at Tesla’s automated manufacturing plant, I started to wonder. “Hmm, maybe we’re not too far off from that industrialized Roomba®for healthcare.”