Webinar: New Ways to Care (Part 2) – Guide to Tech Services & Products: Making the Best Match for Your Family’s Needs
As the market expands with new technology products and services, caregivers can face a confusing array of options. If you’re not a tech wiz, how do you find and evaluate the new products that are available right now? In this second of two webinars, we’ll offer useful tips and checklists to guide your decision-making.
- Participants will learn about products and services to use in the home to assist in care.
- Participants will be provided with tips and checklists on how to evaluate readiness for use of technologies and whether a new product and services fits your caregiving needs.
- Participants will learn about ways to find new products and services for use in the home.
- Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance [Introduction]
- Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance
- Rajib Gosh, Director Business Transformation, Community Health Center Network
- Richard G. Caro, co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, and CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc.
- Mary Hulme, founder, Moonstone Geriatrics, and licensed clinical social worker and geriatric care manager
Related Online Resources:
Digital Technology for the Family Caregiver (FCA fact sheet)
Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving (The National Alliance for Caregiving research paper; PDF)
The Home That Watches Over Your Parents: Activity-tracking Home Sensor Systems – (by Richard Caro & Mary Hulme; EBook format only)
Underwriting for the consumer education webinars and materials is provided by Julia Ko.
|Christina Irving is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco. She received her Master of Social Work degree from San Jose State University. She has been a Family consultant with FCA for over 8 years, conducting in-home, caregiver assessments, teaching classes, making presentation on topics which include understanding dementia and self-care, and providing individual, supportive counseling to family caregivers in their various caregiving roles. She is also a trainer with the National Veteran Caregiver Support Training Program, co-leading classes for caregivers of Veterans across the county.
About Rajib Ghosh
Rajib has more than two decades of technology experience in various industry verticals including a decade in healthcare technology industry. He had management roles in Software Engineering, Program Management, Product Management, Business and Strategy Development. He held management positions in healthcare technology companies like Hill-Rom, Solta Medical and Bosch Healthcare. Prior to that he served as a consultant to many global corporations. Currently he is leading technology driven business transformation for a managed care organization, Community Health Center Network, focused on safety net population. Rajib has several publications and writes a regular column on healthcare analytics in the Analytics magazine published by INFORMS. He holds bachelor and masters degrees in Engineering and a MBA. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org @ghosh_r
Dr. Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of the aging and their families. He is also CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., an interventional management consultancy. Richard’s prior experience includes operational roles in high tech companies in Silicon Valley and Boston. He was CEO (founder) of Vital Insite, a venture-backed, medical device start-up, developing noninvasive monitoring products; Engineering Program Manager at Coherent, one of the world’s largest laser manufacturers; and CTO (employee #5) of Summit Technology, a pioneer in the laser refractive surgery (LASIK) business. Before entering industry, he was a member of the research staff at Stanford University. Richard has been responsible for development of a number of successful products; has 24 issued patents; and received a Ph.D in Physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is an active member of several Silicon Valley angel investor groups, with a particular focus on the intersection of healthcare, aging, and technology.
Mary Hulme, founder of Moonstone Geriatrics, has over 18 years of experience working in the fields of geriatrics, dementia and healthcare advocacy. Ms. Hulme grew up in San Francisco, CA and received her Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her clinical license in 2004 and went on to earn specialized certifications in gerontology and healthcare. In addition to running her practice, she is the mental health consultant for San Francisco North and South of Market Adult Day Health Care as well as a geriatric consultant for Tech-enhanced Life, a company focused on utilizing technology to improve the quality of life for the aging population. Ms. Hulme also recently co-wrote an e-book on the latest technology for keeping seniors safely at home and has been speaking at venues throughout the Bay Area to discuss this research project. Telephone: (415) 971-6125