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Cutii has launched, the robot helping seniors stay happy and safe at home

01/09/2020

CareClever has announced that its companion robot for seniors, Cutii, is now available.


CEO, Antoine Bataille, said, “Isolation for the elderly in our society is a huge issue in all developed countries. We are working to combat this with our companion robot, Cutii. Cutii allows people to age-in-place, safely and happily. Doing so will slow down the moral and economic costs of dependency.”


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Parks Associates: 41% of Current Caregivers are Concerned About Social Isolation

08/09/2019

DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates research finds 41% of current caregivers are concerned about the social isolation experienced by the people under their care.  Caregivers are most concerned about their loved one's declining strength, ongoing health issues, and the potential for accidents and emergencies, which are typically targeted by PERS and other aging-in-place solutions.

LifePod®, the First Proactive-Voice Caregiving Service, Honored with 2019 Caregiver Friendly® Award

07/25/2019

BOSTON , July 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LifePod Solutions Inc., the groundbreaking, proactive-voice caregiving service, announced today at the Voice Summit 2019 conference (#Voice2019) they have been honored as a 2019 Caregiver Friendly Award recipient in the Services category. Presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers, the award celebrates products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.

The Venn Diagram of Health, Aging, and Caregiving

You see it in the media and hear about it with investors.  Digital Health is in its bubble of $8.1 billion in 2018,  which amounted to 8.6 % of VC investments, despite limited exit strategies – but investors love it.    Startups focused on the aging/technology space, however, receive only 0.7% of venture capital investment, including the big money ($115 million to date) that has gone to just one company.  (And that company is quietly pivoting to become a home care consolidator/platform company).  Meanwhile, over at the $30 billion (2018) home care market, a worsening shortage of workers in the midst of demand growth, is creating a recruiting near-panic among agencies, senior living firms and families, and produced.

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