Provider Brings Hospital Care to People’s Homes

Increasingly, providers are meeting consumer demand by offering more robust care in people’s homes. One company on the forefront of this trend is treating high acuity patients at home with a new model of care and the backing of venture capital. Medically Home, a Westport, Connecticut-based technology-enabled services company, brings together care providers—including home health—to […]

Amazon’s Health Care Disruption Continues With Insurance Play

Home care companies have been keeping a watchful eye on Amazon (NYSE: AMZN), looking for how the company might disrupt the health care system as a whole and their business models in particular. On Tuesday, the internet retail giant took another step into the health care space, in partnership with two other corporate titans. Amazon announced it […]

Golden Girls-Inspired Housing Offers Home Care, Affordability

Seniors in Nashville, Tennessee, seeking a manageable home environment could live out their golden years in a rental housing program that combines affordable housing with home care services. Drawing inspiration from the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” the HouseShare Nashville program was created by independent real estate investor Mary Wester and launched by Nashville home care […]

Super Smart Home Is Designed To Help Aging In Place

Imagine a home where every device is “smart,” including the trash can and the silverware. Perfectly equipped for aging independent adults, the setting allow families to check on loved ones remotely, and those living in the home can connect in real time with medical professionals, physical therapy programs and other health care initiatives. This is […]

Alexa Pilot Explores Benefits of Voice-Activated Home Health

“Hey, Alexa, what time should I take my medication today?” This exchange with Amazon’s digital personal service assistant, Alexa, may soon be commonplace for older adults who wish to age in place, thanks to a pilot study conducted by Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting firm that provides services in technology, strategy […]

Inside the Resurgence of Home-Based Primary Care

Dr. Thomas Cornwell has conducted more than 32,000 house calls over his time in the health care field. He began seeing patients at home more than 20 years ago, even developing x-rays in the driveways of his patients, where he visited them for primary care at home. And to Cornwell, doing that many visits doesn’t […]

High-Profile Senior Care Leader Creates Tiny Homes for Aging

Dr. Bill Thomas is well known for taking on traditional nursing home care through initiatives such as the Green House model. Now, he has introduced two new concepts with the goal of helping people avoid institutional care as they age. At the recent Aging2.0 conference in San Francisco, Thomas formally introduced Minka. A Minka is a small […]

Kindred Partners with University for App Innovations

Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), the nation’s largest home health care provider, has teamed up with the University of Louisville (UofL) to develop health care technology that improves the lives of seniors. HIVE, as the partnership is being called, sits on a site formerly occupied by K-I Lumber & Building Materials, near the University’s Belknap […]

Wound Care Startup Could Reduce Home Health Time

A biomedical engineer and a health care entrepreneur have teamed up to improve wound care with a product designed to prevent infection and reduce the need for some post-acute care, including home health. FM Wound Care, LLC, based in Trenary, Michigan, is awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on a nitric-oxide-infused, self-sterilizing wound dressing designed to kill […]

MIT: Innovative Designs Will Soon Transform Aging in Place

The rising number of aging Americans is likely to drive transformation in how seniors age in place, from technology advances to real estate designs, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate. The latest census data shows the number of Americans age 65 or older is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050, according […]