caregiver

By Dave Muoio 01:21 pm November 21, 2019
Give InKind, a digital platform for coordinating caregiving and social support, has notched a pre-seed investment round of $1.5 million, it announced yesterday. The startup highlighted a $100,000 investment from Trilogy Equity Partners tied to its participation in Ready Set Raise accelerator, and also listed support from Madrona Venture Group, SeaChange Fund, Keeler Investments, FAM Fund, and...
By Jonah Comstock 05:29 pm June 27, 2017
A new survey of 700 non-professional family caregivers finds that just 30 percent say technology plays a major role in their caregiving. Forty-two percent say technology plays a minor role, and 28 percent says it plays no role at all. The survey was conducted by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) to provide some guidance for  digital health companies looking to $470 billion per year home...
By Aditi Pai 02:09 pm April 27, 2016
Some 71 percent of caregivers are interested in using caregiver-focused technology to complete tasks, though just 7 percent percent have used these tools, according to an AARP study of 1,028 caregivers who completed online surveys between October and December 2015.  The survey was conducted by HITLAB in partnership with Project Catalyst, a research initiative from AARP. All caregivers who took...
By Aditi Pai 02:03 pm April 21, 2016
Although 76 percent of caregivers in US broadband households own a smartphone, just 40 percent of this group use an app to help them with caregiving tasks, according to a report from Parks Associates. Parks explained that the low adoption of caregiving apps was in part because of the age distribution of caregivers. Some 27 percent of caregivers are aged 45 to 54 and just 16 percent of caregivers...
By Jonah Comstock 01:14 pm October 3, 2013
A new Aetna Healthagen app to empower caregivers, InvolveCare, launched in beta recently and was publicly unveiled at the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California. InvolveCare's CEO, David Williams, is a former Head of Business Development for PatientsLikeMe. Williams, who cares for his own aging father, wanted to build a product to help caregivers -- and also to help caregivers get help...