October 28, 2020
San Francisco-based home-care technology company Honor has wrapped up a $140 million Series D funding round. Announced yesterday, the raise was headed by Baillie Gifford, as well as funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates. Also joining was new backer Rock Springs, and prior investors Prosus Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and 8VC.
This now brings the company's...
May 10, 2018
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be isolating, but researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis have developed a Facebook “friendsourcing” app that is designed to help caregivers connect.
The app gives caregivers a support group on Facebook where they can pose emotional and informational questions. Members of the support group can then push those...
March 8, 2018
London-based startup WeMa Life has recently launched its online marketplace app that helps caregivers and patients connect with providers. The app has multiple functions and allows caregivers to book social care, domiciliary care, nursing, domestic help, personal care, and hygiene care.
“Anyone who has ever been tasked with sourcing domiciliary care for themselves or someone close to them will...
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...
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...
July 1, 2014
Aetna will soon launch a new mobile-based offering, called NeoCare, for members who are new parents with infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). NeoCare Solutions, which is a startup that is a part of Aetna's Healthagen's subsidiary, offers a tablet-based app that keeps parents connected to a NeoCoach -- a registered nurse or social worker -- who supports them throughout their child's...