WalkWise is the first North Dakota company selected to take part in a Techstars Accelerator Program and will join a group of startups with a combined market cap of $22B. The Minneapolis Techstars program runs until December in partnership with United Healthcare, the world’s largest healthcare company.Read More
Nearly nine out of 10 of America’s seniors wish to age in their own home as opposed to a senior living community or retirement home. And 60 percent of falls among the elderly occur in the home. It is with those two facts in mind that warrant a discussion about some ways to make a home safer for aging loved ones. Family members, friends, and caregivers can’t be present all the time, and the clock can tick fast following a fall or other accident in the home when help is nowhere to be found. Below are eight ways to make a home safer for aging loved ones.Read More
Your choice of healthcare coverage might be the most important financial decision you make in retirement. Unfortunately, your Medicare options can be confusing at best. How can you make an informed choice when you don't understand the options?
Selecting Medicare coverage is something many retirees struggle with, which is why we put together this guide to help you understand your health insurance options after 65.Read More
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal is required reading for people joining the WalkWise team. One of the major themes is the continual struggle between safety and independence. It’s a struggle that plays itself out our entire lives, from our days crawling around the floor as a toddler, to riding a bicycle in a busy metro, to where we end up as we age. The heart of the issues is this: as we increase our safety our independence decreases.Read More
Many wearable technologies exist for seniors and older adults. Some are fantastic, but others can actually increase fall risk and be dangerous. We discuss the merits and limitations of heart rate monitors, activity trackers, GPS trackers, wearable airbags, and walkie talkies.Read More