Smart Tech: Top 10 Innovations in Senior Living

Savvy new products and services tackle senior living and health using the latest in technology.

By Dawn Papandrea & Michelle Seitzer | SeniorsForLiving.com

Smart Tech: Top 10 Innovations in Senior Living© Comstock/Thinkstock
In this aging population of ours, it’s no wonder that companies are aiming to address the needs of seniors in exciting and innovative ways. Many big ideas were showcased at the recent Health Innovation@50+ competition at the Life@50+ Expo, which is sponsored by AARP. Here’s a look at the entries that made the top 10 finalist list of the most savvy senior-focused health care solutions:

A Virtual Doctor’s Office
1DocWay connects specialists with nursing facilities in an online environment to help give patients the attention they need, but sometimes can’t get.

A Lifeline for Depression Help
AbilTo gives patients who are managing their depression remote access to health programs via phone and the Internet.

Finding a Care Giving Match
Carelinx is an online matching service to help families find caregivers that fit within their budgets, and have the specific skill sets needed.

The Grand Central of Patient Health Records
CareTree.me is an online platform in which caregivers, doctors, and family members can access patient health information to stay informed and ensure the most informed decisions are made.

Staying Connected from a Distance
Evermind is a solution for long-distance caregivers to monitor their loved ones through their use of electronic appliances.  They maintain their independence, and caregivers achieve peace of mind knowing that daily routines are taking place.

A Cloud of Good Health
GenieMD, LLC provides a cloud-based platform in which consumers can manage their medication, log daily health activities, and keep track of their vitals signs, among other features.

A Senior’s Best Friend
Combat loneliness with a GeriJoy companion, which acts as a talking pet. Isolated seniors enjoy conversations, staying updated on family news, and more.

Coordinated Care Through Technology
LivWell Health is designed for independent seniors who have concerned family members involved in their care decisions. The subscription service screens service providers, allows video chatting, and is essentially a care coordination system.

Patients and Providers Reunited
MedClimate simplifies communication between patients and providers using mobile technology. With better communication comes higher quality health care.

Staying on Alert
QMedic provides alerts to caregivers regarding a senior’s daily behaviors. The system provides an added level of connectivity for those times when using an emergency call button isn’t possible.

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