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 […]

What Home Health Can Learn from This Cancer Survivor

It’s not every day that a personal experience leads to ambitious insights about the way health care is delivered. But for Laura Adams, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer gave her the specific acumen to envision how quality can work as a business strategy. […]

IBM Launches Artificial Intelligence Study for Aging in Place

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s making inroads in home care settings through the help of a new partnership. With the rise of big data solutions and machine learning through artificial intelligence, technology powerhouse IBM is teaming up with the University of California, San Diego to discover how these innovations can help people age in […]

Entrepreneur Starts Home Fitness Business for Aging in Place

After seeing skilled nursing facility patients continue to be admitted with conditions that were largely preventable, Tyson Dukes started thinking about starting his own company to help keep seniors at home longer. Dukes, an Okoboji, Iowa-based physical therapist assistant, has spent the last 20 years working in health care and several years in long-term care. […]

Toyota Invests $14 Million in Aging-In-Place Robot

The company behind a new robot for seniors aging in place has attracted a well-known backer: Toyota. Specifically, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has invested $14 million in Intuition Robotics, an Israel-based firm that develops social companion technology for older adults. Intuition, which recently opened an office in San Francisco, is the maker of ElliQ, […]

U.S. to Collaborate with Japan on Aging in Place Challenges

The United States is partnering up with Japan to tackle aging in place challenges, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday, June 30. As two countries with significant populations of aging residents, the U.S. and Japan are exploring ways to expand housing opportunities to allow seniors to remain in their homes […]

‘Uber’ Of At-Home Senior Salon Services Goes Beyond Beauty

Uber and Lyft are not the only on-demand companies tapping into the sharing economy to bring services to seniors aging in pace at home—one salon startup is following the model to address both cosmetic and, sometimes, even medical needs. Year-and-a-half-old company Belle Cares provides affordable, easy-to-book beauty services to seniors at home, in assisted living communities, […]

How In-Home Avatars Boost Patient Outcomes

From Google-backed robots that foster companionship to medicine-dispensing machines, the senior care market has started to see an influx of robots. And now, one technology company is seeking to create avatars for seniors to recover at home after surgery. Reflexion Health, a San Diego-based technology startup, aims to improve the health of seniors at home […]