New Social Network Aims to be Home Health Facebook

As the current healthcare system stresses a need for greater coordination between care providers, a new social network aims to encourage a greater industry-wide collaboration and already has several hundred home health professionals on board. Home Health Connected is a social platform that blends networking aspects of LinkedIn and Facebook, all with the focus on […]

Home Care Partnership Builds “Model Home” For Aging in Place

A partnership led by a home health care supplier has launched the design and construction of a model home equipped specially for senior residents to age in place. The Neenah, Wisconsin-based home project, launched by The CareGiver Partnership, includes an automation system, environmental sensors, motion sensors, fall prevention tools and mobility features, among others, that […]

Healthsense Raises Additional $4.3 Million for Expansion Efforts

Healthsense, a provider of aging services technology, has raised $4.3 million in capital, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Minnesota company based in Mendota Heights offers technology-enabled care solutions including remote monitoring, emergency response and wellness management. Healthsense also aims to raise a total of $5.9 million, […]

NY Times: Will Robots Take the Place of Senior Care Providers?

Robots could be the next big thing in home care, as the newest iterations are being designed to help with activities of daily living and with a specific attention to needs of seniors.  From administration of medicines to helping with the day-to-day, a number of robots currently under development are positioning to come to the […]

New Website Streamlines Search for Home Care Agencies

A new website aims to make a family’s search for a home health agency a little easier, while also providing tips for hiring a caregiver. Through HomeCareChoice.com families can find various home care agencies in their area, featuring providers of medical home health care, non-medical home care, companion care as well as hospice services. “While […]

Remote Monitoring Home Care Tech Forecasts Market Swell

Wireless monitoring technology is expected to boom in the coming years, however, not all manufacturers are buying into medical body area networks (MBANs), ModernHealthcare reports (MH). Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set aside an allocated spectrum band for MBANs, which are low-power “wideband networks” consisting of multiple body-worn sensors that transmit a variety of […]

Home Care Non-Profit Partners with CellTrak for Patient Monitoring

The Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS) has successfully completed its full roll-out of CellTrak’s mobile technology software. A not-for-profit home health care and hospice agency located in Northport, New York, VNSHS has been utilizing Progresa as their electronic health record (EHR) for nearly 10 years—a deciding factor in its choosing of CellTrak, according […]

Senior Home Care Expands In-Home Telemonitoring Services

As one of Senior Home Care’s service offerings, the company is expanding its in-home telemonitoring options to clients in its Florida-based home care agencies.  The telemonitoring service is offered currently through several of Senior Home Care’s agencies, including Gainesville, Naples and Fort Meyers, and is now introducing the services to Winter Haven. Its first foray […]

Acclaim Health Takes Patient Records Digital with CellTrack

Acclaim Health today announced it has implemented CellTrack’s CareManager technology for use among its home care services. The technology allows its care providers to store digital copies of paper-based client health information to a common server that can be accessed remotely.  Schaumberg, Illinois-based Acclaim Health is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides community and home-based care […]

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 […]