home health care
Skilled, medically related services, can be Medicare-certified, can offer hospice care and can include but is not limited to personal care, daily activity support, laundry, light housekeeping, meals, transportation -- typically described as non-medical home care or companion care.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:45
More than 1.3 million new paid caregivers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:38
Chicago, IL, February 5, 2014 – Caremerge LLC, a revolutionary communication and care coordination platform for senior care providers, announced today a new partnership with Lively, which offers activity-sharing products that help older adults live independently longer. Lively uses passive sensors applied to everyday household objects to measure daily activity levels and automatically notify family members, or other designated caregivers, when anything may be amiss. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:40
TYWIDE — Santa Monica — along with the rest of the nation — is trending older and a local startup is using new technology to make aging easier.
HomeHero, based in the Downtown office of startup incubator Science Inc., lets seniors and their loved ones find and manage caregivers all from their mobile devices or computers.
Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Santa Monicans over the age of 65 grew by 11 percent and, even more substantial, the number of residents between the ages of 55 and 64 grew 48 percent, according to the U.S. Census. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:33
MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT Paul (January 8, 2014) – Ecumen and MOJO Minnesota, the organizers of
the inaugural AgePower Tech Search, which is designed to help bring new technology solutions to a
rapidly aging world, have announced the initiative’s five finalists (listed below). Team leaders for the
five technologies will participate in a Demo Day before AgePower judges in Minneapolis/St. Paul on
January 21st. The finalists will vie for an opportunity for a 6-month pilot with Ecumen customers and >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:14
The number of “hospice survivors” in the US has risen because hospice companies earn more by recruiting patients who aren’t dying.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 18:56
The fall is an event extravaganza – and oh, tech products to consider. Not counting the mHealth Summit yet to take place in December, AgeTech West in November, Health 2.0, ConnectedHealth Symposium – and coming soon, Digital Health and Silvers Summit at CES.So not to miss too many, here are a few from the near-term, again, trying to avoid the not-yet-launched, including those for caregivers as well as care recipients. And note – the descriptions of these come from the websites of the companies. Hint to founders – a website that starts with video is a bit lean. Paragraphs of text would help viewers understand the value proposition – and be searchable! >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 18:34
The fall is an event extravaganza – and oh, tech products to consider. Taking a look at AgeTech West in November, the mHealth Summit upcoming in December and the recent Health 2.0 and Connected Health Symposium events – and coming in 2014, there will be both Digital Health and Silvers Summit at CES. So as not to miss too many, here are a few selected from the near-term events, as always, hoping to avoid the not-yet-launched as well as including those for caregivers as well as care recipients. And please note – the descriptions of these come from the websites of the companies. Hint to founders – a website that starts with video is a bit lean. Paragraphs of text would help viewers better understand the value proposition – and be searchable! >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:31
Task-specific devices must add functions over time. The cliché in the tech industry is truer now than ever – because an innovation is possible – not always helpful, but possible -- it will be done. And adding functions to products is as inevitable as tomorrow’s sunrise. As we look around the home technology market, we can already see dedicated devices beginning to share activities: a TV can now be interactive, PCs and tablets now functional for viewing movies, radios that become speakers for Internet streaming, ever-more multi-function kitchen devices and so on. As devices become multi-purpose, they can also add new channels of distribution – opening up new retailers, catalogues, websites, and show venues. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 17:09
ENFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
A new study* on aging trends, commissioned by the New England Home Healthcare Consortium (NEHHC) www.nehhc.org reveals that more than half of the respondents' greatest fear is outliving their wealth, followed by becoming too weak to care for themselves. >>> Read more . . .