Digital Caregiving? Why would we ever do that?

Have you wondered how you can use new technologies within your existing in-home care business while ensuring a return on investment?

FREE Webinar: Why Digital In-home Caregivers will win with a proven ROI

Learn practical knowledge of what caregiving technologies are available, what services you can’t afford to not offer and how technologies can improve your bottom line without disrupting your current service model

This free 45 minute educational session cover how innovations in digital caregiving can redefine productivity and customer satisfaction for home care and hospice providers.

Hear directly from one homecare provider that has successfully used GrandCare and other technologies to improve client care, leverage a bridge to new clients and differentiate from the competition.

Make sure to Register below for a chance to win a Toshiba Tablet!

Thursday April 17, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT
Event information

Do you ever wonder…

  • How to set yourself apart from the hundreds of in-home caregiving service providers?
  • How do you leverage technology and make money?
  • How to ensure client/family peace of mind?
  • If a crisis pendant is “peace of mind” enough?
  • How to improve staff and family/client communication?
  • How to PROVE the integrity of your staff and organization?
  • How to make your caregivers more efficient for less cost?
  • How to build new client channels without having to add more staff?
  • How to provide “zone caregiving” vs. man on man?
  • If you answered yes to any of these, this webinar is for you!!

Presenters

Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare SystemsLaura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare Systems
Laura is a founding member of GrandCare Systems. A significant part of her initial role was to bring the product to market in 2006 through the development of a nation-wide distribution network. She travels nationwide, providing educational presentations on digital home health, social media, using technology to mitigate hospital readmissions, and go-to-market strategies. She has also authored various magazine articles on the digital health market and go-to-market strategy. Laura is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Karpan, DaphneDaphne Karpan RN, BS, BA, Palliative Care Manager, Knute Nelson Home Care
Daphne is the project coordinator for GrandCare with Knute Nelson. Her previous experience as a home care nurse, home care branch manager, ER nurse, and inpatient staff nurse, as well as her volunteer work as IT manager for a family business, uniquely qualifies her to address the aging client’s medical and technology concerns. Daphne is a member of the national and local chapters of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Jewish Studies from Hamline University.

Contact

GrandCare Systems
262-338-6147
info@grandcare.com

AARP Bulletin Features GrandCare as a New Technology for Aging Parents

Form AARP Bulletin | Sally Abrams

New Technology Could Allow You or Your Parents to Age at Home

Devices give older people the opportunity to avoid or delay the nursing-home decision

Phil D’Eramo used to call his parents four or five times a day to make sure they took their medication. An only child from upstate New York, D’Eramo was worried, especially about his 89-year-old father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Were Mom and Dad eating often enough? When his father went out for short drives, was he getting home safely? [...]

Now he logs onto a website to check their activity, captured via cellular connection, and remotely monitors their medication. He sees the number of times Mom opens the refrigerator, and when Dad goes into the bathroom or heads out the door. The company can alert D’Eramo by text, email, Web or phone if something is out of the ordinary.

“A dazzling array of new technology is giving older people more confidence in their ability to live alone, and it’s helping families avoid the wrenching decision to move an aging parent from his or her home to a nursing facility. “Smart” technology such as sensors, voice activation, GPS, Bluetooth, cellular connectivity via mobile phones, smartphone monitoring apps and sophisticated computers are making aging in place a viable option for an increasing number of people.”

System Comp 2AARP highlights GrandCare Systems as one of these smart technologies:

Who uses it: Gladys Jules lives in Atlanta and has used GrandCare to check on her aunt and mother in South Carolina and to keep them socially connected. Jules’ daughter recently had twins and streams daily photos to her grandmother. Last September, Jules, 62, had colon surgery and now also uses GrandCare daily. She takes biometric readings, organizes her prescriptions and stores her medical information for her kids “just in case.”

What it is: A multipurpose system that tracks daily activity, has medical monitoring (glucose, oxygen, blood pressure, weight) and can display anything: diets, discharge plans, exercises. An interactive touch screen lets Dad watch videos, view family or Facebook photos, listen to music, play games, read the news and video chat with family.

How it works: It uses an Internet connection that communicates with wireless sensors you’ve placed around the house. Caregivers log on to a website to see their loved one’s activity, write them messages and make rules (“Alert me when …”).

Learn more about GrandCare Systems by visiting GrandCare.com.

Other technologies highlighted in the article include MedMinder, Reminder Rosie, Philips Lifeline with AutoAlert, GreatCall 5Star Urgent Response and MobileHelp.

To learn more about aging in place technologies and how they are read the full article from AARP.

GrandCare’s Laura Mitchell Connected World’s 2014 M2M Women of the Year Nominee

Top U.S. Connected Women Lead Connected World Magazine’s 2014 Women of M2M List

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11678174.htm

Connected World magazine names the 2014 Women of M2M in its Apr/May issue.

Carol Stream, IL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 -
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, IBM’s Florence Hudson, Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, Ford Motor Co.’s Nancy Gioia, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.’s Peggy Johnson, and IBM’s Sandy Carter lead the blue chip roster that make up the 42 members of this year’s Connected World magazine Women of M2M. The women selected will be honored at an invite-only dinner, sponsored by Synchronoss and Aeris, to be held at Carlucci Restaurant, just outside of Chicago on April 10.

This year’s Women of M2M list is comprised of some of the most powerful women in the technology sector representing many of the largest companies in the world. These women were selected because they each brought a unique lens to their respective companies that has helped push connected technologies forward.

Connected World magazine is unique in its coverage of the rapidly growing space of interconnected technologies. Each of the women on the list has contributed to this, moving their respective company towards a common goal of bridging the gap between people and machines.

“There are few lists that celebrate successful women and only one that recognizes women of the M2M and technology space. Call it the Internet of Things or M2M, our industry and these women have enabled the world of people and machines to collide gracefully,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine and president, Specialty Publishing Co. “I wish to extend my congratulations to each woman named, and am happy to be able to do so during Women’s History Month.”


About Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare Systems

Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare Systems

Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare Systems

Laura is a founding member of GrandCare Systems. A significant part of her initial role was to bring the product to market in 2006 through the development of a nation-wide distribution network. Laura specializes in Social Media and non-traditional, guerilla marketing strategies, furthering GrandCare brand recognition throughout the digital health industry, and has been featured in Forbes for her work.

She travels nationwide, providing educational presentations on digital home health, social media, using t echnology to mitigate hospital readmissions, and go-to-market strategies. Venues include the AARP National Convention, AHIMA, NAHB, Connected Health Symposium, ASA, CEDIA, CEA Industry Forum, and CES. She has also authored various magazine articles on the digital health market and go-to-market strategy.

Laura was a key organizer for the EHX and CEDIA Future Home Pavilion Educational Tracks. In 2008, she created the industry-wide Aging and Technology webinars. She was the recipient of the What’s Next 2011 Boomer Business Innovation Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation and was awarded the 2012 Dealerscope’s “40 Under 40” Award. Laura is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two boys and two dogs.


The 2014 Women of M2M:

Marylin Arndt, Orange-France Telecom
Cathy Avgiris, Comcast Cable
Karen Baer, AT&T
Saraswathi Balasubramaniam, Aeris Communications
Mary Barra, General Motors Co.
Terra Bastolich, NetComm Wireless
Sanida Bratt, Synchronoss
Terri Bresenham, GE Healthcare India
Stacey Burr, adidas
Sandy Carter, IBM
Tamara Chamberlin, Verizon Networkfleet
Sarah Cooper, M2Mi
Laura Crisp, Verizon Wireless
Pam Ferguson, Rogers Communications
Betsy Francis, AT&T Digital Life
Nancy Gioia, Ford Motor Co.
Kristen Hale, Spireon
Florence Hudson, IBM
Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Chandra Krintz, AppScale Systems
Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft
Peggy Lee, Jazz Wireless Data
Doris Mattingly, Lantronix
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!
Pamela McCauley Bush, University of Central Florida
Desiree Mejia, Location Based Technologies
Linda Mills, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Laura Mitchell, GrandCare Systems
Donna Morrow, AirStrip
Mary Murphy-Hoye, Intel
Michelle Pampin, Cambium Networks
Cathy Peng, Ethertronics
Tiffany Sargent, Intel
Meg Selfe Divitto, IBM
Amy Sheng, CellScope
Patricia Steele, KPN M2M
Jen Stephan, ZoomSystems
Kathy Tan, Intel
Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox Corp.
Pat Watkins, Sprint
Jean Weiss, PeopleNet
Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard

Be sure to pick-up the Apr/May 2014 issue of Connected World magazine to find out more about the Women of M2M, as well as read their individual profiles. The issue is available in print or by downloading the Connected World app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Simply search for Connected World.

About Connected World magazine

Connected World is the business and technology publication that provides the intelligence industry titans need and the guidance consumers crave. It’s all about M2M. http://www.connectedworldmag.com