Startup Uses Funding Platform to Launch Aging in Place Tech

A San Francisco startup company is offering an activity-sharing experience that supports older adults’ desires to age in place.  Lively, with the hopes of generating pre-order pledges, unveiled its product line this week on Kickstarter, a funding platform that fuels creative projects from anything to films, games, music, technology and design. Lively brings together an […]

AARP Releases Mobile App for Caregivers

AARP announced today it has launched a new mobile app for caregivers.  Including content from AARP’s online caregiver resource center, the app can be downloaded from iTunes for no charge.  “We’ve put our Caregiving Resource Center from our website into our AARP iPad app so you can have all the housing options, legal and respite […]

Alzheimer’s-Related Brain Research Gets $100 Million Funding Boost

More than $100 million has been dedicated to a new research initiative announced Tuesday by President Obama aimed at helping researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and prevent brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. Launched with about $100 million in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the BRAIN (Brain Research […]

New Tech Provides Home Health Agencies with Market Competition Insight

Home health and hospice providers can now receive insight into their competition with the releases of PlayMaker CRM’s TargetWatch this week. One of the leading customer relationship management IT solutions in home health and hospice markets, PlayMaker CRM’s new technology allows providers to examine their competitive landscape by analyzing home health and hospice market share […]

Bill Aims to Incentivize Use of Remote Tech for Home Health Providers

U.S. Senators re-introduced a bill that would expand the use of telehealth technology under Medicare, also enabling more adults to receive care within the comforts of home, reports the Echo Press of Alexandria, Minnesota. Introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD), the Fostering Independence Through Technology (FITT) Act aims to create a pilot […]

Texas Hospice Provider Partners With CellTrak Technology in Patient Care

A Texas hospice provider has developed a mobile solution to help staff stay connected with compliance and workflow efficiency. “The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient’s last months by offering comfort, dignity and care in a familiar setting,” Lion said in a statement. To further this mission, Lion Hospice has […]

Home Care Provider Leans on Video Technology as “Cost-Effective” Service

Divine Home Care, a Minnesota-based provider, has announced that it is expanding its service offerings to include remote care technology. Designed for seniors who typically do not use technology, VideoCare uses a touch-screen communication system that makes it easy for seniors to have video calls with family and friends.  The simplicity of the system, according […]

Study: Telehealth Doesn’t Improve Life Quality for Those with Chronic Conditions

Remote monitoring is not effective in improving the quality of life for people with chronic health conditions, finds a study evaluating telehealth and telecare published recently in the British Medical Journal. Telehealth is viewed by some as an innovative and cost-efficient way to support the health needs of people living with long-term conditions by allowing […]

New “Wonderwall” Technology Helps Keep Seniors at Home

A new development from the Munich University of Technology is improving the changes that older people have to remain in their homes even as their care needs increase, writes a Gizmag report this week.  The university’s new “Wonderwall” technology is a touch-screen “wall” that lives inside a home and can perform tasks from finding keys […]

New Software Features Target DME Competitive Bidding Challenges

Fastrack Healthcare System has released new software features that target challenges stemming from competitive bidding challenges for durable medical equipment (DME).  The new features are designed to help providers deal with competitive bidding reimbursement pressures by reducing operating costs through automation. The newest software release introduces workflow automation functions that can improve productivity and allow […]