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New App Allows Caregivers to Comprehensively Monitor Elderly

New App Allows Caregivers to Monitor ElderlyElder Care App (ECA) has launched in Apple’s App Store, generating positive reactions as an “all-in-one senior care coordination tool” that allows the caregiver of a senior to create a senior’s profile or join an established care network, track and share their daily activities, and more.

According to the app’s makers, the innovative platform allows a caregiver to:

  • Track and share daily living information (sleeping times, meals and diets, grocery lists, schedules, tasks, and goals)
  • Track and share medical information (medication administration, record of vital signs, and full medical records)
  • Record and share final plans (advanced directives, notifications of accounts, and funeral plans)
  • Build care networks and share data using a permissions-based model (create events, send invitations, send messages to care network, create and assign tasks, and determine access levels for each user)

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Digital Marketing Takes a ‘Bath’ for Senior Care

Digital Marketing Takes a 'Bath' for Senior CareThis week, Premier Baths, Inc. – a maker of senior and disabled care bathing products and services – brought its operations into the digital marketing age through a new partnership with Paradysz and PM Digital.

These organizations will help Premier Baths launch the company’s new integrated online and offline marketing programs. In short, they will serve as Premier Care in Bathing’s agency to provide a range of services, including social media and email marketing.

The team will also provide deep analytics and performance management reporting to enable the organization to quickly optimize campaigns based upon real-time learnings.
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AT&T Rolls Out New Solution for ‘Mobile Peace of Mind’

AT&T Rolls Out New Solution for 'Mobile Peace of Mind'In response to the alarming reality that one-third of adults over the age of 65 suffer a fall each year, the use of mobile technology has never been more important in offering senior care and elderly patient monitoring.

To that end, AT&T says it wants to provide peace of mind for the elderly and their families through the launch of AT&T EverThere, a small wearable device that can detect falls and quickly identify location.

EverThere became available through the AT&T website on Wednesday.

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Senior Telehealth Gets Boost in Connecticut Town

Senior Telehealth Gets Boost in Connecticut TownIn a Connecticut town called New Canaan, the local Health and Human Services Commission — working with the Human Services Department — is eying an expansion of the New Canaan Video Telehealth Wellness program in October.

Approved as a pilot program earlier this month, the use of technology to record and track participants’ health is seen as a vitally important component of modern senior healthcare.

“New Canaan is believed to be the first in the country to use this technology that could keep seniors healthy and in their own homes,” writes local news reporter Cristina Commendatore of the NCAdvisor.

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40% of Adults Now Use Technology to Help Care for Loved Ones

40 percent of Adults Now Use Technology to Help Care for Loved OnesNew information from researchers at the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that nearly four in ten adults now use some form of technology when providing care for their children, parents, or other loved ones.

39% of U.S. adults are caregivers and many navigate health care with the help of technology… up from 30% in 2010.

Caring for a loved one is an activity that cuts across most demographic groups, the Pew report reads, but is especially prevalent among adults ages 30 to 64.

The rate of technology’s adoption in private caretaking is expected to accelerate even further in the coming years, the data suggests. In fact, 47% of U.S. adults surveyed say it is likely that, at some point in their life, “they will be responsible for caring for an aging parent or another elderly family member.”

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