aging in place

By Dave Muoio November 15, 2017
San Francisco-based patient engagement startup Catalia Health has announced an additional $4 million in pre-Series A funding from Ion Pacific and other investors. Building upon previously announced seed funding largely raised from repeat backer Khosla Ventures, the latest round brings Catalia’s total funding to $7.75 million. Catalia’s flagship product, Mabu, is a tablet built into a sculpted,...
By Dave Muoio November 9, 2017
CarePredict — a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that sells a senior monitoring platform comprised of networked wearables and data-driven diagnosis prediction — has announced that will be deploying its system in LifeWell Senior Living’s newly established aging and memory care facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Legacy. This will be the third LifeWell facility in which the CarePredict...
By Dave Muoio October 26, 2017
It’s hard to argue that steadily increasing lifespans are anything but a positive, but medical breakthroughs over the past few decades have brought with them another pressing challenge for digital health to overcome: aging. “We’re not getting any younger, either individually or as a society. In fact, for the first time in history, by 2020 there’ll be more people over 65 than under five,” Dr....
By Jonah Comstock October 19, 2017
The Thrive Innovation Center in Louisville, Kentucky opened today. The Center is a nonprofit dedicated to showcasing new aging in place technologies in partnership with tech companies like Samsung, CDW Healthcare, Lenovo, and Aruba, as well as a number of aging tech startups. "We really wanted to create a center that was more of an experiential center, not a tradeshow floor," CEO and Executive...
By Jeff Lagasse July 18, 2017
K4Connect, a technology company focused on seniors and those with disabilities, has partnered up with Garmin International on wearable devices geared toward residents of senior living communities, as well as staff and operators.   The devices will be part of K4Community, K4Connect’s “connected-life” platform. The idea is to give senior living residents a means of tracking their wellness and...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2017
Dutch investment company Main Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Verklizan, a Dutch telehealth infrastructure company. Currently Verklizan operates in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France, and Spain, but one of the goals of the acquisition is to support continued international expansion. Verklizan offers a "innovative, cloud-based, Connected Healthcare platform for social...
By Jonah Comstock June 7, 2017
GreatCall, the San Diego company that started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products for aging in place individuals, has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. "The business services team has been focused on this PERS world for the better part of a decade, looking for the option...
By Heather Mack May 4, 2017
Chicago-based PreparedHealth, which makes a care coordination platform focused on aging-in-place populations, has raised $4 million in seed funding in a round led by Chicago Ventures. Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Beverly Capital and Meridian Street Capital also contributed. PreparedHealth, which launched in January of 2015, offers an app called enTouch that works like a social network platform...
By Jonah Comstock March 14, 2017
CarePredict, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company that makes a wearable for at-risk seniors, has raised a new funding round led by Las Olas Venture Capital, a fund that invests in innovative tech startups and previously invested in telemedicine company MDLive. The amount of the investment was undisclosed. "I founded CarePredict based on the personal need to identify and intervene before minor...
By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2017
Many current users of senior home care (either seniors receiving home care or loved ones arranging it) see technology, including wearables and mobile devices, as possible cures for the industry’s biggest challenges. In a survey of 250 home care users, conducted by home care startup HHAeXchange, respondents were mostly happy with their home care, giving it an average score of 7.7 out of 10. But...