Amazon Expands In-Home Care Program

About a year ago, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced the launch of a new virtual care clinic to give some of its employees access to telehealth and in-home care services. The online retail giant is now expanding that program — dubbed “Amazon Care” — as it takes another step closer toward disrupting the in-home care landscape. […]

New Technologies Reshaping the Future of the Home Amid COVID-19

“The future of health care is in the home.” Home-based care operators have been saying and hearing this for years, but the question remains: What does that future look like? And how does the coronavirus possibly reshape that image? Recently, home-based care models have touted their ability to better deal with the COVID-19 crisis, resulting […]

Aging in Place Positioned to ‘Upend’ Senior Housing

More than three out of every four Americans age 50 and older say they prefer to remain in their current community — and likely their individual homes — for as long as possible, according to AARP statics. Combined with technologies that enable aging in place, that preference is positioned to “upend” the U.S. senior housing […]

Amazon Unlikely to Pose Immediate Threat to At-Home Care Companies

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) may be charting its own course to in-home care, but the Seattle-based retail and technology giant is unlikely to threaten traditional in-home care providers anytime soon. Nonetheless, providers would be remiss to ignore Amazon’s actions, according to long-time home care leader Mark Heaney. “Amazon makes no small plans, [but] I wouldn’t lose […]

Amazon Rolls Out In-Home Care Offering ‘Amazon Care’

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has launched a new virtual care clinic, which will give employees access to telehealth and in-home care, according to CNBC. While public details are relatively sparse, the move potentially sets Amazon up for a broader expansion down the road. The goal of the pilot program — called Amazon Care — is to […]

Senators to Introduce Assistive Technology Bills for Aging in Place

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plan to introduce new legislation to make assistive technology more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities. The goal is to make it easier for people to age in place. “Survey after survey indicates that seniors envision themselves living independently at home in their own community […]