THE REALIZATION FOR KAREN, OUR CEO
It was 5:43pm and I was trying to get dinner on the table for my son while I wondered why my parents hadn't texted that they were home from the lake yet. Bad traffic? Car trouble? It had been too long. I was busy all evening and next thing I knew, it was too late to call. I'd call in the morning. But -- what if something was wrong?
OUR GOAL IS TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS FELT BY BUSY CAREGIVERS LIKE US
In our management team, this story is not news. It's our lives. We are working women managing some form of "sandwich" years. In the middle of our lives with children at various stage, we are the natural caregivers and official worriers of our parents' wellbeing. It's yet another job we are doing in addition to working, volunteering, mothering, homemaking. We accept this role as official worriers about our loved ones. It's okay, but we could sure use a hand every now and again.
My parents don't want to bother us, but I simply want to know HOW they are doing, not WHAT they are doing. Our goal is really simple: give ourselves the gift of technology that works for our parents and us.
WE AIM TO HARNESS TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE EVERYDAY LIVES
David, our CTO, is veteran computer scientist with a passion for making technology relevant and helpful. He accomplished some impressive machine learning and we asked him to do more. Give us insight, we said. Help us help our parents...without crossing the boundaries of privacy...or treating them older than they are...or with less respect than they deserve...and keeping their private information private...and don't make them beholden to one technology so they monthly costs start gouging them since they are on a fixed income. We bring all the leadership, marketing and insights from our past careers; you bring the rest. It all just came together.
THE WORRIES ADD UP WHEN YOUR PARENTS ARE LIVING INDEPENDENTLY
We've benefited from our dad's early passion for computers. A retired physician who understands the power of technology, he's been an early adopter of smart devices. It's only in his 80's that we've seen him less impressed with the latest gadget and more focused on ensuring Mom can work them, if needed. Things flood. Lights stop working. The internet connection can become unreliable. Stuff happens when you live in a house. It's all manageable but becomes more daunting as we get older. We, the "worriers," want to stay on top of things so that WHEN something happens, we have timely information with which we can act.
It's not just about the house. We'd like to know if something goes amiss for them...a fall...confusion getting home at night...and as they age and want to age in place, let's help them with medication adherence, reminders for doctor appointments and more.
JOIN US IN THE REVOLUTION TO FEEL GREAT ABOUT OUR PARENTS AGING IN PLACE
It's about time that technology work for us. All of us involved with Age@Home come to this business with passion and expertise born from our careers and life experiences. We've had the luxury of getting older with our parents, in many cases. Some near, some far but we're connected with them and we believe in helping them when we can...and when they want.
Welcome to greater peace of mind.