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.

Caregiving technology needs a version 2.0 upgrade

The dilemma of distance -- boomers have parents who live in, for example, Florida. The oldest boomer is 69. They’re not all that healthy. The still-living parent(s) may be even less healthy. In this age of medical specialization and long distance families, many aging women living alone: they need to see doctors, perhaps multiple doctors. Even if the children of aging parents live nearby, experiencing enhanced intergenerational proximity (!), the aging parent may ultimately live alone. With life expectancy for woman now averaging 88+, it is safe to say that older boomers are still involved in coordinating the care of their aging parent/mother. And they’re doing it from a distance – since the boomer woman with a career may not reside in Florida. Consider that Florida is now on track to become the 3rd largest state – with population growth primarily from migration. The state now has a median age of 74 for its 65+ population, one-quarter of that population widowed. But the dilemma of distance criss-crosses the country from California to Maine, from upstate New York to New Mexico. >>> Read more . . .

Market of Home Healthcare Software Products and Services Forecast Globally to 2018 in a Research Report

09/30/2014

ReportsnReports.com adds Home Healthcare Software - Product & Service Market - Application (Clinical, Non - Clinical), Usage (Laptop, Smartphone), Product (Agency, Clinical Management System, Telehealth, Hospice), Delivery (Web - Based, On - Premises, Cloud), End User - Global Forecast to 2018 research report of 230 pages to its online library. This research says Homecare-EMR, electronic point-of-care documentation, and homecare-CRM are lucrative markets for investors. >>> Read more . . .

Help Wanted (a Lot): Home Health Aides

Turnover for home-aide workers is around 40% to 65% each year, average wage $9-10/hour.

08/23/2014

Generator Ventures, Focused on the Aging, is Ready to Write Checks

Seed-stage firm Generator Ventures, focused on new technologies to serve aging population, starts backing startups.

06/11/2014

eCaring raises 3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

eCaring raises $3.5 million in a Series A round.

04/16/2014

A shortage of caregivers -- now

More than 1.3 million new paid caregivers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

02/26/2014

Caremerge and Lively announce partnership to improve senior care

02/05/2014

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 . . .

Startup connects seniors with caregivers

02/02/2014

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 . . .

AgePower Tech Search Announces Five Finalists

01/08/2014

  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 . . .

Medicare rules create a booming business for Hospice companies

The number of “hospice survivors” in the US has risen because hospice companies earn more by recruiting patients who aren’t dying.

12/26/2013
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