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Five technologies to help care for older adults – September, 2016

Behold more startup efforts to help with care.  You must admire this. The energy and entrepreneurial enthusiasm driving new entrants is astounding. And if at first, an idea does not take hold, note the founder of that one may appear in a new variant. You know that doctors can now bill for end-of-life conversations. And no surprise, a tool emerges that helps doctors with these conversations. One adds to the lengthy nationwide list of 'telephone reassurance' service providers. And there is even a directory. The offerings below are selected from recent press releases, startup finalists, and conversations. Note that the alphabetically-listed material is all drawn from the content provided by the companies:

Life365 Takes to the Road in Preparation for Fall 2016 Product Launch


PHOENIX, AZ, AUGUST 30, 2016— Life365 announced today that Kent Dicks, Founder & CEO of Life365, will speak at four upcoming conferences in anticipation of the companies’ wearable and health management platform release this fall.

Something’s rotten in care of the elderly – what does this week’s KHN tell us?

Do hospitals mismanage support for vulnerable older adults?  And we wonder why people, including doctors, avoid hospitals. We knew that an older adult going into the hospital experiences or departs with an unwanted side effect. Half a million per year acquire C.Difficile in hospitals -- costing $4.8 billion; ICU risk of death is 35% higher for elderly. And MRSA has a 12-month death rate of between 20 and 35% -- with the most vulnerable, you guessed it, the elderly.  But did you know that one-third of hospital patients over age 70 and half of the patients leave the hospital more disabled than when they arrived?  Question raised: what about appointed or actual advocates when elderly patients are admitted – is someone present or appointed by the hospital who will observe care, including vigilance about hand-washing or ICU treatment– perhaps the state-by-state Care Act address this in a future update.

Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Names Noctrix Health the 2016 Business Plan Competition Winner


The Thirteenth Annual Business Plan Competition of The Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit concluded with the $10,000 prize being presented to Shriram Raghunathan, Co-founder of Noctrix Health, an early-stage medical device company focused on developing a revolutionary therapy for a chronic illness.

The 13th Annual Summit was held on June 25th, 2014. The Summit pairs investors with entrepreneurs who can bring innovative products and services for the longevity economy to market.

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