Webinar: New Ways to Care (Part 1) - How Family Caregivers Can Use New Technologies at Home.

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January 14, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
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This webinar happened live online. The recorded version is now available.

This webinar, is a practical overview of how technology can help you care for a frail or ill loved one at home. The focus today is on making your home safer and more efficient. We’ll look at current products as well as some exciting innovations in the pipeline for development.

Objectives:

  1. Family caregivers will learn about technologies that are available now to be used in the home such as monitoring, medication management, socialization and task sharing applications.
  2. Participants will be provided with tips to consider when selecting technologies in the home.
  3. Participants will learn about emerging technologies to ease care in the home.

Speakers:

  • David Lindeman, PhD, Director, Director Health Care, CITRIS, University of California and Director, Center for Technology and Aging
  • Rajiv Mehta, Principal of Bhageera Consulting and founder of Unfrazzle
  • Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Director, Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

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Underwriting for the consumer education webinars and materials is provided by Julia Ko.


About David A. Lindeman

David Lindeman

David Lindeman, Ph.D., is the Director of Health Care at the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and Director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA).  He also is Interim President of the California AARP Executive Council. Dr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for over 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator, focusing on health care technology, chronic disease and healthy aging. He has conducted research on a variety of topics that include long-term care services and policy, aging/brain health/dementia, community-based and residential services, long-term care work force, and family caregiving. 

The CITRIS Health Care program is a multidisciplinary research collaboratory at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz that develops information technology solutions using both hardware and software, with an emphasis on mobile/apps/gaming, sensors, telehealth, and big data/data analytics. Dr. Lindeman’s current research and program focus is on the incubation, start-up, and scaling of transformative technology-enabled interventions that tackle critical health care challenges in improving access and quality of care while reducing costs. These technology-enabled solutions cover a continuum of health care and aging issues, ranging from wellness to complex chronic conditions. Contact: [email protected].

 

About Rajiv Mehta

Rajiv Mehta, principal of Bhageera Consulting, is a technology executive with extensive experience in commercializing innovation, leading products from conception to market success, and an expert on consumer health, family caregiving and emerging health technologies. Recently he led an expert roundtable that published the Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving report. He has held executive positions and consulting roles in both startups and large corporations, including Apple and Adobe, after starting his career at NASA. Rajiv is a board member of the Family Caregiver Alliance, co-organizer of and advisor to Quantified Self, and founder of Unfrazzle. He is a graduate of Princeton, Stanford and Columbia. Contact: [email protected], www.bhageera.com, Telephone: (650) 823-3274.

 

About Kathleen Kelly

As FCA Executive Director, Kathy oversees programs of the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center providing direct services to families in the San Francisco Bay Area, California policy collaborations and the National Center on Caregiving. During her tenure the organization has grown from a grassroots program to a national organization that provides leadership on supporting family caregivers with best practice interventions, public policy, state system development and leading edge research. 

Ms. Kelly represents the agency on a variety of national coalitions that are working towards coordinated care with the inclusion of family caregivers as part of the care team, better training for health and social service professionals and increasing training and support for family caregivers.  These efforts are the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, The Campaign for Better Care and National Coalition on Care Coordination.  Ms Kelly also sits on the California Olmstead Advisory Committee and recently was the Co-Chair of the San Francisco’s Strategy for Excellence in Dementia Care Expert Panel. Ms Kelly has written and lectured about caregiving, public policy, program and system development and use of consumer technology.