"independent living" articles

Both seniors and caregivers are reactive purchasers of senior assistive technology, including PERS devices. The search for a solution typically begins only after an emergency occurs or when a senior is suddenly living alone after the death of a spouse. Fear-based marketing often plays into these scenarios, portraying a helpless senior unable to contact a loved one after falling. Though the original “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” commercial aired 30 years ago, the phrase remains...
Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation conference series is excited to announce Becklar as a 2022 Sponsor. Becklar LLC is the holding company for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus. Freeus is a leader in North America when it comes to the development and manufacturing of PERS and mPERS devices and technology. AvantGuard Monitoring Centers is one of the industry leaders in wholesale monitoring and provides services to the fire,...
Parks Associates’ study “ COVID-19: Impact on Seniors, Caregivers, and Independent Living Solutions ”  reveals that nearly 33% of US seniors (ages 65 and older) are considering purchasing an independent living system. This interest follows a trend of increasing technology adoption among the 65+ US population. AI is growing in importance in senior and assisted living environments. With over 70 million baby boomers expected to retire by 2030, combined with increased...
Consumer familiarity with telehealth services and remote care is increasing across all demographics according to Parks Associates extensive consumer research. While the average telehealth user is 44 years old and likely to have children in the home, telehealth use has increased substantially across all demographic groups. Parks Associates Q2 2021 consumer data reveals the following changes in US broadband households: 54% of households with an annual income of less than...
Parks Associates continues its ninth annual Connected Health Summit  with the virtual conference, " Smart Home and Health: Modern Living ", on June 16 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM CT.  Ahead of the conference, Michael Don Ham, Co-Founder and President at RePure, provided insight on how customer demand for cleaner air quality has changed in a post pandemic world, and what this means for service providers. Michael will be speaking on the panel, "Air Quality in the...
The pandemic has forever changed the trajectory of healthcare and specifically virtual care. Before the pandemic, forward-thinking care providers and health systems were trialing virtual care solutions that could bridge the facility to the home, seeking connected care models that work for their systems and patients. Yet, prior to 2020 — connected health to the home or in the home was at the periphery of healthcare. Parks Associates’ research reveals that as of April 2021, 66% of...
Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation returns for the first session of 2022, Health and Home: State of the Market, on Thursday, January 20, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Steve Chazin , Vice President of Products, Alarm.com, will be featured as in interactive panel member at 11:15 AM CT, where he and other major executives will address the increased role that connected devices and services play for healthcare for consumers at home. Prior to the...
Parks Associates recently published the  Top 10 Connected Consumer Trends to Watch in 2022 , where my colleagues and I weigh in on the top consumer technology trends we will see in 2022. One trend to watch for is senior tech picking up steam, with overlapping interest from the smart home and healthcare industries. The pandemic has spotlighted the vulnerability of older consumers and the need for thoughtfully designed technologies and services to reach them at home. A growing...

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