Magazine article Aging Today

Technology Provider Forms New Council on Family Caregiving

Magazine article Aging Today

Technology Provider Forms New Council on Family Caregiving

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More than 18 percent of the U.S. population is family caregivers. Given this statistic, and because of the complex issues surrounding caregiving, GreatCall Inc. has assembled a Caregiver Council of leaders of national family caregiver organizations and other experts. GreatCall provides cell phone technology and mobile applications to older adults to enhance active aging.

The Council, first convened this past fall, will identify emerging issues that demand immediate attention and support, and develop concepts, tools and services to address family caregivers' needs.

"The issues are not only care-related, but [they] impact physical and emotional health, finances and workplace productivity. As the baby boomers age, there will be a huge care gap and a critical need for caregiver support," says David Inns, CEO of GreatCall. …

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