Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, today announced a partnership with GrandPad®, the first tablet-based solution designed exclusively for seniors. The two organizations are coming together to offer innovation that will change the way we care for the growing number of older adults. The partnership provides a platform for Home Instead franchise owners to offer integrated care solutions that will enhance the client experience while a Home Instead CAREGiverSM is in the home. It also sets the stage for Home Instead to offer new services, such as interactive remote care, which would create new opportunities for the delivery of technology-based home care across underserved populations and rural geographies.The agreement includes an equity investment in GrandPad. Additionally, Jeff Huber, president and CEO of Home Instead, Inc., has been added to the GrandPad board of directors.“In our new collaboration with GrandPad, Home Instead is reaffirming our commitment to creating innovative, forward-looking solutions that empower Home Instead CAREGiversSM to deliver exceptional experiences for clients,” said Huber.The partnership joins the leading provider of in-home care with technology experts whose mission is to improve the lives of seniors, their loved ones and caregivers. Together, the intersection of innovation and care provides a high-tech, high-touch solution that will elevate the experience of aging today and for future generations. In addition to complementing the quality care Home Instead CAREGiversSM provide to their clients, the partnership with GrandPad enables connectivity with families and friends. Nearly three in 10 adults over the age of 40 feel socially isolated, according to AARP. Technology can play an important role in helping older adults reduce loneliness and isolation by allowing them to stay connected with loved ones and live independently at home. “With the Home Instead franchise network, we’ll be able to reach more people who will benefit from the connectivity GrandPad provides,” said Scott Lien, CEO and co-founder of GrandPad. “We’re thrilled to work together to transform the way care is delivered and look forward to continued innovation that keeps seniors connected to their friends and family, while minimizing the stress of caring for aging loved ones.”Pilot programs are currently underway, and Home Instead Senior Care integrated care services powered by GrandPad will be available in select markets in 2019.ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CAREThe Home Instead Senior Care network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with nearly 1,200 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 70 million hours of care throughout the United States and 12 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 90,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network works with clients and their family members to meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. Visit HomeInstead.com. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.ABOUT GRANDPADBased in Orange, CA, GrandPad is a privately held company with a mission to improve the lives of millions of seniors by reconnecting them with family, friends, and caregivers. The GrandPad—the first tablet specifically designed for seniors—comes ready to use out of the box and features a secure private family network and premium US based customer service. There are no confusing buttons, no passwords or pop-up ads, and wireless connectivity and security is built into the device—eliminating the risks of scams and hacks. Users can play games, listen to music, and enjoy many other exclusive apps on the GrandPad. Additionally, caregivers/family members can video chat, receive voice emails, and share photos with seniors through GrandPad's companion app on i0S and Android. The company's Chief Gerontologist, Dr. Kerry Burnight, cofounder and director of the nation's first Elder Abuse Forensic Center, advocates GrandPad as a vehicle for reducing senior depression and isolation. Visit GrandPad.net. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @grandpad_social.
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