Falls Responsible for Most Deaths Among NYC Seniors

By: eCaringCategory :Blog    April 7, 2014

The incident of falls among aging New Yorkers is on the rise, according to a new report for the New York City Department of Health – up 22% in just four years.   In 2011, falls caused nearly 300 deaths and 46,000 hospital and ER visits in the Big Apple. The data, which examine unintentional, […]

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Why Tablets Are The New Frontier for In-Home mHealth

By: eCaringCategory :Technology    March 31, 2014

It’s hard to deny that the health care industry is looking to technology as a means to lower utilization costs (hospitalizations and ER visits), improve patient care, and to facilitate communication across providers. Two-thirds of health IT executives believe that the use of mobile technology will substantially or dramatically impact the delivery of healthcare in […]

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3 Senior Care Technology Trends To Watch

By: eCaringCategory :Technology    March 24, 2014
Technology and Care

In 2014, the youngest generation of baby boomers turns 68. Not only are seniors themselves turning to technology to better manage their health, but also health care providers and payers are increasingly incorporating digital care tools to improve patient care and lower costs.  What innovations can we expect to see in this area? Here are […]

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NYCEDC Features eCaring: A “Made in NY” Company

By: eCaringCategory :Recommended    March 17, 2014

New York City’s healthcare ecosystem is bustling more than ever before — filled with large provider groups, academic medical centers, payors, etc– making it the perfect atmosphere for growing health tech companies. In fact, New York City saw two times as much funding invested in healthcare companies in 2013 than in 2010 and the number of […]

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Safely Living with Low Vision: Simple Changes to Help Elderly Eye Problems

By: eCaringCategory :Blog    March 10, 2014

As a rapidly increasing proportion of the senior population experiences eye problems, “low vision” is posing a threat to seniors’ independence and mobility. Elderly with low vision find simple, daily tasks very difficult or even impossible despite wearing eyeglasses, contacts, medicine or surgery. While there are many normal age-related eye changes that come as a […]

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