grandPad and 24Hr HomeCare Come Together To Solve the Isolation Issue Leading to Health and Safety Risks for Aging Seniors Living at Home

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Customized tablet uses simple, easy technology to engage seniors in activities and keep them connected to family and friends.

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Our partnership with 24Hr HomeCare links us to a leader in in-home care services in California and Arizona and adds value to the quality-of-life 24Hr HomeCare provides to its clients.

grandPad Inc., the technology company focused on the increasing population of Americans age 75 and older, announced today a partnership with leading regional in-home care services provider, 24Hr HomeCare. The arrangement provides 24Hr HomeCare clients with a personalized, easy-to-use grandPad senior tablet, keeping these older Americans connected to family and engaging them in activities that help alleviate the health risks associated with the isolation of aging in place.

The grandPad, the company’s flagship product, is a tablet based solution that is customized to the needs and interests of each individual user. The lightweight design, senior-friendly tablet interface, internet connectivity, and specially designed stylus address the traditional challenges seniors face in using today’s technology. Applications represented by large buttons link to activities such as photo sharing with family, video chats or phone calls, games such as Sudoku or Solitaire, music listening, or watching 24Hr HomeCare’s independently produced video series on physical therapy exercises, healthy eating, and Caregiver training. The activity and connectivity give family caregivers peace of mind.

American society is facing a perfect storm: 1) A growing population of older citizens with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 daily; 2) A longevity phenomenon where according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) men who reach age 65 are expected to live to 82 and women age 65 on average will live to 85; 3) Most Americans wanting to stay living in their homes as long as possible yet according to the Administration on Aging 47 percent of women over age 75 are living alone, which can lead to health and safety risks. Two companies coming to the rescue in the face of this “silver tsunami” are grandPad and 24Hr HomeCare who are providing technology tools and non-medical in-home care services respectively to this growing number of older adults.

“Isolation is a very serious health risk for our seniors living at home, especially those living alone,” said Scott Lien, CEO and co-founder of grandPad. “Our goal was to make technology easy so older Americans will engage more with family and the activities they have always loved. Our partnership with 24Hr HomeCare links us to a leader in in-home care services in California and Arizona and adds value to the quality-of-life 24Hr HomeCare provides to its clients.”

24Hr HomeCare provides non-medical in-home care services such as personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation, companionship, respite for family caregivers, and other safety services going beyond traditional in-home care. With offices throughout California and locations in Arizona and Texas, 24Hr HomeCare has been recognized as an innovator in in-home, non-medical care by Forbes, Inc. and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

“Our partnership with grandPad is an extension of the special safety and care services we provide our clients and for which we have gained industry-wide recognition,” said Ryan Iwamoto, Owner and Co-founder of 24Hr HomeCare. “The grandPad makes technology fun, easy and non-threatening rather than frustrating or confusing. By offering a customized grandPad tablet, we can go to a new level of engaging our clients in everyday life activities, keeping them social, energized and connected to loved ones and ultimately enhancing their overall health and safety.”

About grandPad
grandPad was founded on the idea that technology should help bring families together. The mission of grandPad is to provide a solution that is intuitive, engaging and safe. The company’s flagship product, the grandPad, is a tablet based solution for people who want a simple, safe solution that connects them with family, friends and caregivers. Simple joys should be simple to share.
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About 24Hr HomeCare
24Hr HomeCare is a Los Angeles-based company that provides high-quality, professional caregiving services to seniors and the disabled, allowing them to continue full, active and healthy lifestyles. Founded by David Allerby, Tyner Brenneman-Slay, and Ryan Iwamoto in 2008, 24Hr HomeCare has expanded to thirteen locations throughout California, Arizona, and Texas, hiring over 3,000 employees. Services include assistance with personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and transportation services. 24Hr HomeCare was ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the #14 Best Place to Work in 2013, and by Forbes Magazine as the #24 Most Promising Company in America in 2014.
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