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InsureTech, Washington, DC, May 30, 2019

Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, June 6, 2019

DC Longevity Summit, December, 2019




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 NEWPORT BEACH, CA (June 6, 2011) - In a nation where 44 million Americans are caring for a loved one over the age of 50, there has never been a TV program dedicated to showcasing their stories and providing expert solutions - until now.  On June 9, Handle with Care, produced by the Caregiving Club, will premiere on RLTV, the only cable network dedicated to serving generation 50+. 

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The Research is In (Part I): Who Makes Tech for Seniors Work in the Home?

Relief, some practical advice.  Last but not least at ASA last Saturday was the session that Laurie Orlov of Aging in Place Technology Watch had invited me and my comrade Susan Estrada of Aldea Communications and Happy@Home to participate in, “Technology for Seniors at Home:  Who and What Makes it Work“. Despite the timing of the session, we had a good time sharing our message with an intrepid passle of supporters including folks from a wide range of aging services organizations.  I think these folks were relieved that someone was finally going to provide a few practical suggestions.  “The Research” is Part I of a two piece blog on who makes technology work (or not work for that matter).  Part II will be more on the practical side. 

More technologies that can assist caregivers

Back from the Alzheimer's Association of the Northwest. Walking the aisles of the exhibit floor, one could get the impression that the key for family members and professionals is finding a good home care agency or assisted living placement. Which reminds me, that despite the best of intentions in the aging services worlds, I rarely see evidence that it is at the top of the priority lists of these organizations to ensure that those they serve know what technologies might be of some benefit to them. (The exception is LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA) which has sponsored CAST -- check out the link that LeadingAge CAST has just released an analysis of state payments for Aging Services Technologies (AST).   But I digress, here are some technologies to mitigate various issues confronted by caregivers -- some mentioned previously in random posts.  Please comment with other suggestions or any feedback about these vendors or suggest additional products:

Tell something new -- mobile apps, health, caregiving

Early 2011 was prolific for published studies. If you print all these, it's gonna get expensive. Click on the Trends link on this site and you will be awed and/or inspired -- nine studies have been posted since the start of this year, three on mobile devices and health.  The lemming effect is surely in play here: so much interest (not to mention conferences), so many apps in the iTunes App Store -- oh wait, in the top 10, we have a white noise generator and 3 weight-loss apps -- and further down the list, more white noise generators, apps for runners, baby names, mood tracking and apps about quite a few other bodily functions -- to say that the list is broadly inclusive as 'Healthcare & Fitness' is to understate.

A call to action -- educate caregivers about tech they can use

National Alliance for Caregiving's study -- very revealing. In January, NAC published a report sponsored by United Healthcare which surveyed how caregivers view technology.* The 1000 online responders were all caregivers (providing at least five hours per week of unpaid care) and already were users of some sort of tech, as little as doing online searches for information. The report views these as 'technology-using caregivers', a somewhat alarming label in the context of their responses:

New Study Reveals Family Caregivers Want Web-Based and Mobile Technologies to Help Them Care for Their Loved Ones


New Study Reveals Family Caregivers Want Web-Based and Mobile Technologies to Help Them Care for Their Loved Ones

2011 International CES

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new survey reveals that the technology advances that have transformed how Americans work, play and interact have potential to alleviate the growing financial and emotional burdens on family members caring for sick or disabled loved ones.


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