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Aloe Care starts watching seniors at home

Steve Rogerson
February 11, 2020



Aloe Care Health, a digital assistant for elder care, is now available for consumers and partners. Select customers began receiving their first shipments last month.
 
Aloe Care Health is headquartered in New York and backed by RiverPark Ventures, Oceans Ventures and Grit Capital Partners. 
 
Aloe Care makes independent living for older adults safer, and their caregiving teams more connected and collaborative. The service includes a smart hub in the home for secure, two-way, hands-free communications and additional smart sensors to detect falls, motion, air quality and temperature. No wearable tracker is needed.
 
The service is bolstered by round-the-clock access to a professional emergency response team. It also features a private, secure family app for real-time status-checks, voice connection to the person’s smart hub, and care collaboration with family and professional caregivers.
 
"For most Americans, remaining in their homes as they age is a top priority," said Ray Spoljaric, CEO and co-founder of Aloe Care Health. "They also want to be safe and have an easy way to connect to their friends, family and the professionals who support them. The people in that circle of care also need greater peace-of-mind about the wellbeing of their elders and better tools to collaborate with one another. We're proud to advance the state-of-the-art for elder home safety and care; it's long overdue."
 
On the heels of its partnership with the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), Aloe Care has also announced its availability through numerous major private duty home care strategic partners and personal emergency response distributors in the USA.
 
"Aloe Care's home set-up represents a major step forward in keeping older adults safer and improving communication between everyone in the care circle,” said Steve Chandler, owner of Elect Home Care. “These are two of the biggest challenges families face. What's more, our professionals really value the ability to collaborate with others in the Aloe Care family app; it helps us do our jobs more efficiently and effectively."
 
More than 80% of Americans want to remain in their homes throughout their retirement, according to the AARP. The same study revealed that nearly 35 million Americans are already in informal caregiving roles for approximately 50 million older adults.
 
"Aloe Care is such an innovative development for in-home safety and communication,” said Michael Abend, owner of concierge home care provider Extended Family of Wayland. “So many independent-minded seniors struggle to accept support because they do not want to be seen with a caregiver or wearing a sometimes cumbersome medical alert pendant. Aloe Care's technology makes it easier for elders to accept support to stay as independent as possible and age safely on their terms."
 
The voice-activated, in-home digital care assistant for older adults improves elders' safety and makes communication and care collaboration intuitive and easier.