October 31, 2016
AARP Services, a subsidiary of AARP, has launched a new, interactive website designed to address gaps in the caregiving market, from scheduling and telehealth to professional advice.
The CareConnection site, currently in beta, aims to be a central hub for caregivers, and is piloting services from a number of companies that provide resources for caregivers. The idea for the site is based on...
October 11, 2016
Boston-based Seniorlink, which provides in-home caregiver services, has raised $7.5 million from NewSpring Health Capital (the firm’s dedicated healthcare fund). The funding will be used to build out Seniorlink’s web and mobile-based coaching and collaboration platform, Vela.
Vela is Seniorlink’s more comprehensive foray into digital health territory. The company, which was founded in 2000, works...
October 11, 2016
San Francisco-based Kindly Care, which offers a self-service care management platform for seniors, launched its service across California. The company is backed by $3.1 million in seed funding from MHS Capital, Floodgate and Jackson Square Ventures.
Kindly Care aims to give families and individuals a set of tools to hire and mange private live-in caregivers themselves, rather than going through a...
March 2, 2015
Sixty seven percent of seniors want to access healthcare service from home, although 66 percent of seniors do not think current available technology is sufficient for them to do so, according to an Accenture survey of 354 US seniors, aged 65 and over who are receiving Medicare benefits. The survey was fielded between May and June 2014.
Accenture pointed out that according to data from the US...
July 13, 2011
Doro, a Swedish telecom company that creates easy to use mobile devices for seniors, has acquired Prylo SAS, a France-based Android developer, reports InvestInEU. The purchase price for the company was 1.35 million EUR. The news comes shortly after Doro competitor GreatCall, which offers the senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phone service, announced its first smartphone app: MedCoach for the iPhone...