Global Startups that are improving the lives of elderly
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Today,the world is running so fast. You can see competition almost everywhere. To survive this competition, we are in a rat race proving ourselves. At the same time, we are backed by a bundle of other responsilities that we don’t find time to care. Even though we love our parents very much, still there are times when we find ourselves not able to reach them in their hour of need. And we have our elders, who want us to be with them almost every day. In order to bridge the gaps and tackle such issues, many startups have taken birth. They not only help you take care of them while you’re sitting in a meeting, but also take efforts to make their silver life interesting.
Here’s the list of few startups as such found across the globe: – Elder-care startups
If you face any problem taking care of your elders, Bangalore-based Beautiful Years suggests you to give them a call. You get free assistance and recommendations! Founded in January 2016; by Mr.Vladimir Ruppo this startup helps you find best senior care services, be it a trusted nurse, a physiotherapist, an attendant, or a reputable retirement community to spend beautiful years there.
This startup has even developed a solution to make your home senior friendly through its Elder fall prevention, bathroom solutions, “elder-proofing” home for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients, and much more! They also advice you to visit their Experience Store in Koramangala, Bangalore, to see, try, and buy or rent innovative senior care products that improve lives of the elderly. For those who don’t live in Bangalore, they also allow you to shop such Elder-care products online. You can gift them those on their birthdays. I’m sure they’ll really enjoy.
Additionally, Beautiful Years conducts sessions on legal and finance for senior citizens, as well as creative writing and other classes. Moreover, they also help senior citizens enjoy technology, mastering it at their own pace, in the company of their friends, peers, and their instructors at their Experience Store, Bangalore. Imagine your grandparents or the elderly at your home having fun clicking selfies and sending it to you via Whatsapp after learning it here. Kudos…. great achievement! If some elderly person near you wants to be a part of such exciting stuff, contact the startup to register for their upcoming classes.
Luvozo PBC is dedicated to developing and delivering solutions to improve senior resident satisfaction and overall care. This D.C.-based startup has built a robot named Sam, to help care for seniors. As noticed by us in our localities, senior living communities face many challenges. Having a small team, Luvozo is changing the way residents interact with their senior living community. By inventing Sam, they combine the best in cutting-edge technology and human touch to provide frequent check-ins and non-medical care for residents in long-term care settings.
Silver Sedans is a car service in the Washington-Baltimore corridor with plans to expand regionally. They have a team of friendly, patient drivers who cater to the special needs of active mature adults, their families and caregivers. Reportedly, the startup seeks to relief people with Alzheimer’s socialize by providing ridesharing that helps patients meet up. Trips include shopping, day trips and doctors appointments.
Silver Sedans offers both “now and later” sedan service. Customers may schedule same day (four hours in advance) and future rides from a growing list of top-rated drivers. Booking is as easy as filling out their online scheduler or calling their scheduling operator. (Yes, they still exist.). It is a young company with a vision and a big heart for seniors who want to remain independent and mobile at all times. So, its time to make people aware about them and start taking rides with Silver Sedan!
Founded by Mr. Joshua Wies; an experienced Physical Therapist in 2013, UK-based Age Well Biometrics uses wireless biometric sensors and data analytics to reduce the rates of avoidable injuries such as falls in the elderly. The app-based system that alerts healthcare professionals about potential risks of falling. The data can then be used to take action to prevent falls.
NY-based Hometeam changes the face of in-house care and transforms the experience of old age by providing personalized care planning, expert advice, custom mobile technology and proactive case management. The condition of the elderly and their well-being is the ultimate goal. At present the startup houses almost 50 employees, who strive to give excellent care to their clients.
Reportedly, the startup has a special functioning system. It matches trained caregivers and older adults through a process which is not very different from Match.com, coupling them based on their requirements and interests. The team’s system is also connected to the clients’ homes, their families, doctors and other emergency centers.
‘Knocki’ is a smart device that turns any surface into a remote control to operate various devices. Now, controlling your favorite functions and software is no more complicated!Knocki allows you to interact with your regular functions by softly tapping on the Knocki-attached services. Each of the functions can be executed through different knocking patterns. Moreover, attaching and removing Knocki is quite easy.The product is mainly useful for young kids, senior citizens or people with vision or mobility impairements. Programmed through its companion iOS and Android app, it just requires Wi-Fi connectivity and four AAA batteries.
Silver Talkies is a platform for Indian senior citizens and caregivers. They offer events, workshops to explore, experience something new & connect with like-minded people. Being senior friendly through its online magazine, they connect seniors to services and support groups. So if you are a senior citizen having a flair for writing, you can now contribute articles to Silver Talkies. For further details, visit here.
As seen above, targeting the 60+ ageing population, many startups have taken birth. In a world where the youth are given the utmost attention, these startups prove to make a difference. May this planet be blessed with many more senior-friendly startups so that people understand the importance of eldercare?
Wishing all elderly people and their families many beautiful years together!
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