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GuideWell Innovation Selects 10 Entrepreneurial Ventures for Health+Accel

11/01/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – GuideWell Innovation, a subsidiary of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, has selected 10 young companies to participate in Health+Accel, a new program and pitch competition in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City to fast track entrepreneurial ventures focused on aging well.

Five technology offerings for older adults from Connected Health Boston 2017

An event for health tech vendors to reach other health tech vendors.  This event is an odd mix of technology service providers, health tech vendors (multiple categories), and startups looking to engage from a business partnership, channel, or solution set perspective. The event was preceded earlier in the year with a post about the Top Five Tech Trends in Healthy Longevity which include: Virtual Assistants, Virtual Coaching for Chronic Conditions, Caregiver Apps and Social Networks, Social Robots, and Virtual Reality.  And there were a number of exhibitors at the event that reinforced that trend list – some noted in previous blog posts.

Long Term Care of America, a New Healthcare Services and Technology Company Launches to Transform Senior Care

10/19/2017

Long Term Care of America, LLC, (LTCA) a senior care and technology company formed to dramatically improve patient outcomes has announced its formation. LTCA understands a senior’s quality of life includes being connected to their care providers, family, friends, faith and community.

​The company is established around delivering value based quality care and state of the art technology for seniors. LTCA fulfills a crucial service of managed medical care and services for the U.S. aging population.

October 2017: Research and Initiatives for Aging in Place

October is a busy month of events, new research and announcements.  All are back from vacation, media announcements in the aging-related space and new businesses are launching, like Lowe's announcement that it is expanding "technology for senior care" (a balanced bookend to the Best Buy's Smart Home announcement from July.)  New research was announced, new research and business innovation centers were launched. And that doesn't count the new product announcements or tech exhibitors from this or that event.  More on that later this month.  So here are five initiatives that were announced in October:

New Paper from the Global Coalition on Aging Calls for Greater Attention and More Rapid Adoption of Remote Care Delivery

10/25/2017

New Paper from the Global Coalition on Aging Calls for Greater Attention and More Rapid Adoption of Remote Care Delivery

Paper highlights research showing that remote care yields benefits across the healthcare continuum, including improved quality of life and reduced costs


MobileHelp® Features Tablet-based Telehealth Solution at NAHC 2017

10/16/2017

LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - October 16, 2017) - Offering healthcare providers a more comprehensive solution, MobileHelp® Healthcare, an industry leader in mobile medical alert and health management technology, is featuring its newest remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution in its booth (#218) at the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) conference and exposition.


Voice-powered, in-home care platform wins Amazon Alexa diabetes competition

10/16/2017

Seattle-based Wellpepper, developers of a digital patient engagement service, have been announced the winners of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge for their voice-enabled diabetes support platform Sugarpod.

Wearable tech and older adults – It’s 2017 – moving beyond PERS

PERS is the most recognized wearable for older adults -- but what's next?  Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) -- a long-standing $3+ billion market (30+ years!) that has evolved only slightly from its fear-inspiring origins. The 'I’ve Fallen' message is still 'inspiring' families and seniors to acquire one.  But 30% of the market’s sales are for mobile devices. This makes sense in this time of substantial life expectancy at age 65, that 46% of women aged 75+ live alone; and now we can add older adults’ newly-discovered extended middle age.  Mobility demands mobile devices which in turn boost confidence to be out-and-about. Consider walking the dog -- since one third of the 65+ population has one. 

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