I can’t believe that it has been over two years since the world shut down due to a global pandemic. What is your biggest takeaway?
For me, I go straight to technology. I wouldn’t say I get excited about technology. Still, I get excited about innovation and disruption that lead to positive changes for families caring for a loved one with dementia.
Sean and I sat down recently with Anthony Nunez, founder of INF-Care, a virtual check-in service for older adults, and we love what they are doing with their patented technology! Anthony states, “Our solution is prevention as a service, allowing care at home for a senior to be data-driven for the first time, allowing us to help families stay proactive.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In other words, there are 11 million people who need help.
Some families manage very well, but all families will need help at some point in the journey. That “help” can be very costly, and the family finances don’t support the cost in many cases. Home care is a service that, while extraordinarily helpful, isn’t covered by Medicare.
INF-Care has developed a concierge service that provides check-in services to older adults at a fraction of the cost of traditional home care, allowing our aging parents opportunities to continue to live independently. They developed their technology after seeing a great need in the underserved older adult communities.
Change is good, and technology is good. Cheers to innovators looking to use technology to help families and caregivers live independently yet manage much better with the help that otherwise may not have been available.