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Five Caregiving apps – some people use them, but what are they?

In June, Parks Associates observed low utilization of caregiver apps.  Their research published at the time showed "27% of current caregivers and 41% of future caregivers are very interested in a connected health app featuring medication lists with reminder functions."  Parsing that a bit, caregivers today are not big users of apps to help them with caregiving, but perhaps today’s millennials (future caregivers) will be more interested.  The graphic associated with the press release reaffirmed any doubts about the viability of the PERS industry -- topping the chart -- panic button, tracking and fall detection. Okay – so if current caregivers were to use apps more productively, what might they use? And will the most likely use end up with families who have engaged home care workers?  These imponderables aside, the information from the five noted here was drawn from the websites or public press material:

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Caregiving Industry Leaders Launch Family Caregiver Resource Website


SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - The Family Caregiver Council, comprised of leaders of national caregiving organizations, innovative companies in the active aging space and aging experts, has today launched a website,, to support family caregivers -- particularly those of older adults -- at every stage of their journey.

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Five New Technologies for Caregivers and Older Adults, July, 2016

What are the rules and what are the criteria? Look through these grouped press releases -- all posted here because they (or at least the reminder-to-drink-water concept that is represented) could/should be useful to an older adult or someone who cares for them. It is intriguing that we are at a perceived point in technology utilization for app-to-app communication between an adult child and parent. Also Tochtech is reminiscent of Cookstop, noted here in 2011.  Comments are welcome.

Senior home care app honoured with People’s Choice Award 


CareCrew has been awarded the People’s Choice Award of the Hacking Health Design Challenge at the national e-Health Conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 7th.

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ElderCheck Now App connects caregivers to updated health and well-being information for the elders they care for

The ElderCheck Now app aims to help caregivers gain updated health information and overall well-being of the
elders they monitor by leveraging new technology available in the latest smart devices. Caregivers can send secure
check-ins to their designated elders, who can respond to their caregiver’s check-in requests through a simplified
two-button interface on Apple Watch or iPhone. This new electronic relationship returns a snapshot to caregivers

Five Technology Innovations for Older Adults – June, 2016

As the event season winds down, let’s reflect.  Has there been a technology breakthrough this year?  Consider the 2016 conferences, including CES,  JP Morgan Health Investing, AARP LivePitch, 1 Million Cups Coffee Pitch, Digital Health Summer Summit, and soon, the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit. Just before the fall season kicks off with more startups and events, what has been interesting, new, and/or recent in the way of announcements? Here are five, all text from their own media/material:


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