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Analysis & Exploration: Caregiving

Breaking Down Inter-Generational Communication Barriers

Going beyond money management, part of our daily work includes having conversations about the complexities of providing care for aging family members, the range of costs for providing this care and the difficulty families have in planning around these issues. Yet, most people don’t think about such things until there is a crisis.

 

 

Aging in Place needs a Business Model

Aging in Place is a widely popular concept. Seniors want it. Economists think it has to happen if we are not all to go broke. And there is lots of technology being developed that may help. But, picking the right business model is a thorny issue.

 

 

Aging and Community Redefined Conference

I recently joined other thought leaders at a PAMF event on Aging and Community Redefined.

The keynote was Dr. Bruce Chernof, CEO of the SCAN Foundation. His mission is to advance the development of the sustainable continuum of care for seniors. He describes the solution to the problem of the aging with three main points. One is stop perfecting 1972, the second is to address people not patients, and the third is the tipping point is simplicity plus a dose of intensity.

His first main point was that healthcare, including Medicare, is not solving today's problems. We keep...

 

 

Home Health Care – Who are the stakeholders?

Home healthcare is a huge market. The demand is growing. Investors, executives, and technologists all have ideas for solutions. The key to moving things forward is to bring all of these stakeholders together to look at their issues and concerns.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Caregiving

Idea / Challenge

Hi there! I want to start off by saying that if it wasn't for this community and the instructions on how to use the Amazon Echo and set up the device for a person without a smartphone, my family and I wouldn't have been able to interact with my father this past year while he was in skilled care... ....... Read more

Dementia and Cognition: Tech Solutions

The Saratoga group is asked to tell about cognition challenges of aging they have observed that need fixing and to suggest some possible solutions. .........Read more

Hero At Explorer Circle SF

San Francisco Explorers learn about an automatic pill dispenser which was recently included in a Tech-enhanced Life feature article on the topic. .........Read more

Staying in Touch: Parents in Lockdown

It's a pretty common scenario at present. Your elderly parent, who lives at home — or in a nice senior living facility — is under "lockdown" for the foreseeable future. You can't visit. They are not super tech-savvy and don't regularly use Facetime, or Skype, or Zoom. And you are wondering what... ....... Read more

How to Maintain or Renew Purpose in Life

The Explorers at SRC take turns discussing the topic of how or why to maintain or renew one's sense of purpose in life when aging. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Caregiving (shared by our Explorers)

CareRinger

CareRinger

CareRinger is an automated service designed to enable seniors living independently to maintain communications with their family and friends.

Papa: Family on Demand

Papa: Family on Demand

Papa is an on-demand assistance service and app designed to help people and their family members stay independent while living at home.

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

Tochie: Personal Voice Aide

Tochie is an in-home reminder device, made by Tochtech.

A Dignified Life

A Dignified Life is a book intended to offer a successful approach to caring for persons with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

iGPS Phoenix Watch

iGPS Phoenix Watch

The iGPS Phoenix Watch is intended to be worn by older adults or children and - when paired with the app - to keep track of their movements, signal departure from a designated location, and provide cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections where available.

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WellBe Medical Alert Plus

WellBe Medical Alert Plus

WellBe Medical Alert PLUS combines a medical alert smart watch, and (optionally) a virtual healthcare assistant, which comes in a smart speaker.

BoundaryCare

BoundaryCare

BoundaryCare is an iOS app intended to keep track of an Apple watch wearer's whereabouts and to display movement and location information on one or more iPhones using the app.

HomeEXCEPT

HomeEXCEPT

HomeExcept is a Canadian company producing non-intrusive monitoring solutions intended to measure mobility, medication, assists, and toileting without the use of cameras or microphones.

Dementia Tracker GPS Watch by TechSilver

Dementia Tracker GPS Watch by TechSilver

The TechSilver Dementia Tracker GPS watch is intended to provide cell phone features indoors and outdoors and an adjustable GPS 'safe zone' wander alert. .

 

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