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AZ Tech Beat | September 23, 2017

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Find senior care for dad through your smartphone

Find senior care for dad through your smartphone
Chloe Nordquist

By 2029, all of the Baby Boomer population will be over 65 years old, accounting for more than 20 percent of the United States population, according to the Census Bureau.

With current technology, seniors and their kids have plenty of resources to connect to caregivers, doctors, and emergency responders. These senior care and health tech companies aim to help this aging population and make it easier on the kids who have to find services for their parent.

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Senior Search wants to provide a service that makes the whole process of putting parents into a care center seamless and reassuring and aims to provide video tours for assisted living homes. CEO and Owner Chris Wilson came up with the idea when his grandma fell in her home and didn’t receive help for hours. Chris started looking for assisted living facilities and had trouble finding ones where he could see the inside of the facility. The goal of his app was to fix this issue, by filming the inside of living centers to streamline the process.

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Curely  is an on-demand preventative telehealth app to use a marketplace model, to connect consumers and doctors. The app is focused on preventative care and maintaining personal health and wellness. The app is also global, so if traveling, would have access to doctors all over the world by using their in-app messaging. Curely recently announced a $2 million seed round led by Exponential Partners.

RELATED: Startup Late Living lands deal with 2nd largest senior housing provider

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Care.com helps families find child care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care, and senior care. Families looking for senior care can use the site to find a caregiver in their area. According to their website, a new job for caregivers is posted every 30 seconds. The company currently has 15 million members across 26 countries. Care.com was opened in the U.S. in 2007 and has since become the largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care.

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Lively  is a safety watch with capabilities to count steps, receive medical reminders, and a button to push in case of an emergency. The watch is easy to use, has a simple design, and allows elderly individuals to have access to 24/7 emergency responders. The technology allows seniors to live independently while being connected in case of emergency.

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CareLinx is a professional caregiver marketplace that is disrupting the in-home care service delivery market. The company provides quality home care with affordability and accessibility. Caregivers can be hired directly, cutting out middle-man costs and making the overall process more direct.

For more coverage on telehealth startups at AZ Tech Beat, click here.

  • Amy Verret

    I love my dad so much, that this will help me plan for his future. Though we hate to let our dad go, but we also have to work to meet our responsibilities in life. Thank you for this post!