AARP: We Need Technology to Bridge the Caregiver Gap

With the majority of older Americans wanting to age in place, the number of caregivers is set to grow rapidly, along with a huge opportunity for supportive technology in this space. But the caregiving market, which represents a $279 billion opportunity over the next few years, is untapped when it comes to technology use, according to […]

Honor Partners With Health Care Heavyweights for Customized Services

Honor, a home care startup that secured a $20 million investment round last year, is aiming to provide more specialized care through a first-of-its kind partnership with the American Cancer Society. Three high-profile advisors also have been engaged to help Honor develop new offerings and initiatives, the San Francisco-based company announced today. “We see Honor […]

Caregiving Innovation Presents $279 Billion Opportunity

As more Americans turn 65 every day—with many planning to age in place—the caregiving market is anticipated to boom over the next four years. The opportunities for disruptive innovations to aid caregiving are “ripe” for the picking, according to a recent study from AARP and Parks Associates. The Caregiving Innovation Frontiers (CIF) study found that […]

CARE Act Enables Family Caregivers at Hospital Level

When it comes to retiring, the vast majority of Americans want to remain in their own homes and age in place, relying on home health aids, home care or family caregivers to help them with medical conditions and day-to-day management.   As a larger portion of the population ages, the roles of family caregivers continue […]

How Communities Could Create Aging-in-Place Zones

Land-use regulations could mean the difference between aging in place and moving elsewhere for many older adults, and restructuring zoning codes might allow more seniors to remain in their homes, a group of researchers has suggested. Practitioners, policymakers and researchers convened in September for a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Urban Institute in conjunction with […]

Immigration Ruling Could Prolong Home Care Staffing Woes

Between wage pressures and work that can take an emotional and physical toll, home care agencies are scrambling to recruit and retain staff. A dwindling labor force has many looking to immigration reform as the sector’s saving grace—but a recent federal ruling has effectively staved off any possibility of changing immigration laws in the immediate […]

5 Radical Ways for Aging in Place in Cities

For a lot of baby boomers, aging in place is a mark of accomplishment, and the majority of older adults want to live in their homes through retirement for as long as possible. However, it’s not always easy, affordable or practical to do so, especially for those who live in urban environments that may not […]

Top States for Highly Rated Home Health Agencies

The public now can evaluate Medicare-certified home health agencies using a five-star system, with the ratings posted online as of Thursday. While the vast majority of HHAs received around three stars, as expected, the ratings also illuminate some aspects of the industry that might be more surprising—including which states are top of the pack and […]

AARP Launches Tool to Create Age-Friendly Communities

The preference to age in place continues to grows, but doing so in certain communities may be more challenging than in others.  With the help of a new tool launched by AARP, consumers and city planners can identify these areas and take steps to make them more livable for Americans across the age spectrum. The […]