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 Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:50
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 . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:08
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 . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:26
Turnover for home-aide workers is around 40% to 65% each year, average wage $9-10/hour.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 07:22
Seed-stage firm Generator Ventures, focused on new technologies to serve aging population, starts backing startups.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:19
eCaring raises $3.5 million in a Series A round.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:45
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 - 10:38
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 - 14:40
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 - 12:33
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 - 11:14
The number of “hospice survivors” in the US has risen because hospice companies earn more by recruiting patients who aren’t dying.