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GrandCare Cocktail Mixer and showcase at booth 325 at Leading Age Wisconsin

GrandCare Systems will be showcased in BOOTH 325 at LeadingAge Wisconsin on Wednesday October 1st, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Stick around and join GrandCare at the Hyatt pub from 830 – 10pm on Wed Oct 1st.
Capture Leading Age Invite 2014

GrandCare will be providing a free drink ticket for individuals that visit the GrandCare booth. Stop by booth 325 anytime during exhibit hours to pick up your free drink card.

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday October 1st :30 – 730p

GrandCare will be sharing their innovative, comprehensive caregiving technology platform, designed for professional caregivers and long term care organizations to provide better, more efficient, proactive and cost-effective care, while encouraging the resident to continually engage with family using the one touch video chat and video/photo/message sharing features.

“GrandCare has made our staff more efficient, while improving the quality of care. Our residents love it. Connecting them to family has reduced isolation and made residents happier to be at Evergreen. GrandCare gives us a game-changing advantage over our competitors.”
– Evergreen Assisted Living Admin, Martha Brewer and Esmeralda Coronado

GrandCare Systems is a complementary caregiving technology that arms senior living providers with tools to monitor an entire community at one glance, improve resident experience with on-going family interaction and socialization, allow additional service revenue opportunities, improve staff productivity, and secure a significant advantage over competitors. The large GrandCare touchscreen appliance and selected wireless sensors are placed in resident rooms throughout the community, encouraging family engagement, and enabling community-wide remote monitoring capabilities.

[RE]Defining Age
The LeadingAge Wisconsin 2014 Fall Conference and 34th Annual Exhibitors Forum will be held October 1-3, 2014 at the Hyatt on Main & KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Join us for a FREE online GrandCare Sales Presentation

System Comp HR11-13

GrandCare is the most comprehensive digital health and remote monitoring technology on the market.  Combining Activity of daily living and digital health monitoring, medication management, event reminders and prompting, remote caregiver coordination, smart home automation, social media and touch-based connectivity, GrandCare offers an easy-to-use, affordable and intuitive solution for individuals that want to remain safe, happy and healthy at home.

Event Details:

GrandCare’s VP of Business Development, Laura Mitchell will deliver an hour long presentation describing the market need, showcasing GrandCare’s rich features, applications for private home settings, long term care, in-home care providers and post-acute hospital transitions.  Join us for this hour long informative and entertaining session on how and why technology can play an important role in mitigating long term care & health care costs, empower professional and familial caregivers and reduce hospital readmissions.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014
2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
1:00 pm Central Standard TimeWhere: GrandCare Systems on Webex

Who should Attend:

Consumers looking to keep a loved one at home, in-home care providers, long term care providers, nursing staff & hospital providers, anyone interested in technology tools that can help individuals remain at home, improving outcomes and saving costs.

Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare Systems

Laura Mitchell, VP Business Development, GrandCare Systems

Laura Mitchell is a founding member of GrandCare Systems, a software technology that combines aspects of Activity of Daily living & Telehealth remote monitoring, Video Chat, Medication Management, and family social connectivity into one comprehensive platform. Laura was responsible for bringing the product to market in 2006, while educating the industry on the importance of technology tools for the aging population. Laura specializes in Social Media and non-traditional, guerilla marketing. She was featured in Forbes for her social media strategies and was a 2011 recipient of the Flame Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation from Silicon Valley’s Boomer Awards. She was featured as a “Young Turk of CE” by Custom Retailer Magazine and was awarded the 2012 Dealerscope’s 40 under 40 award.

Laura speaks throughout the country at industry events, radio shows and internet publications on Digital Health, Mitigating Hospital Readmissions using Technology, Social Media and Go-to-market Strategies in the Aging Industry including at AARP, Connected Health Symposium, CES, CEDIA, AHIMA, etc. She has authored various magazine articles for online readers and magazine publications. Laura has consulted for major cable providers, in-home care providers as well as fellow innovators. She has been a key organizer for the EHX and CEDIA Future Home Pavilions and Educational Tracks, and in 2008, created the industry-wide, well attended Thursday GrandCare Aging and Technology webinars (these continued for 4 years).

Seeking a sponsor for our Thurday, September 1st webinar – “One Patient, Many Providers”

If you enjoy the free bi-weekly webinars created and hosted by GrandCare Systems, consider a $50 webinar sponsorship!  The sponsorship helps to defray costs for the webinar service. Sponsorship includes listing in all social media, Company Description & log inclusion in 2 email blasts sent out to over 1500 subscribers prior to the topic date. If you would like to support this webinar, please contact us at info@grandcare.com or dial 262-338-6147

Please include a company one paragraph description as well as a logo. Thanks! Your friends at GrandCare Systems!

Thursday September 1st Aging & Technology Webinar:

Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Time: 2pm EDT (1pm CDT / 12p MDT / 11am PDT)
Location: http://grandcaresystems.webex.com

Topic: “One Patient, Many Providers: A Blueprint for Successful Care Transitions”

In this webinar you will learn how effective care transitions play a critical role with both clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. This timely program addresses effective care management techniques that improve care transitions, identify the main causes of avoidable hospital readmissions and describe how to use simple project management techniques to manage complex patients across the care continuum.

Purpose of Presentation:

  1. Define main reasons for re-hospitalization.
  2. Describe practical methods to prevent “bouncebacks.”
  3. Learn how care management and coordination based on project management techniques assists patients and families with their own self managed care.

Our Speaker: Kathleen Heery RN, MS, CCM

Kathleen Heery is a certified, RN Geriatric Care Manager and Homecare Consultant and owner of Healthcare Solutions for You. Kathy’s approach focuses on an elder’s ability to remain independent in the community and the capacity to fund needed services. Kathy has served as national director for a large homecare company, global director of care management services and has developed/implemented care coordination program/services for various organizations. Additionally, she is an active member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Kathy has been managing care transitions for the past few years and has recently coauthored a book on Ending Hospital Readmissions: A Blueprint for Homecare Providers.”

Informal NO-HOST AgeTek meet up planned April 27th, San Francisco before ASA!!!! ALL ARE WELCOME!

JOIN US!  All are welcome!  AgeTek Members and non members welcome!

No host Meet & Greet PRE-ASA Conference

Wednesday April 27th, 2011 7pm

Where: Johnny Foleys – http://www.johnnyfoleys.com

243 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Why: To get together, network, learn more about the Aging Technology Alliance and have a good time.

NO RSVP needed!  Just stop in!

Hope to see you there!!!!

Laura Mitchell, VP Marketing, GrandCare Systems (AgeTek Board Director)

Thursday April 21st GrandCare Webinar – Dealing with Dementia

ATTENTION: These Webinars NOW MEET TWICE A MONTH!  The 1st & 3rd Thurs each month (Same time, same place).

We invite you to join in GrandCare’s Aging & Technology Industry Webinars.

All are welcome to join us! 1st & 3rd Thurs each month

Date:  Thursday, April 21 2011
Time:  2pm EDT (1pm CDT / 12p MDT / 11am PDT)
If you don’t have access to a computer and you would like to call in, please call
#1-408-600-3600        access code: 664 424 313
If you have any problems on webex, please call us at 262-338-6147
NOTE: If you are new to using Webex and you have questions, please contact us at info@grandcare.com. Some of the initial kinks have been fixed, so please try again. You may opt to ONLY dial in (number listed above)

Topic Description: Helping a Loved One Deal with Dementia

Dementia such as Alzheimer’s is scary, but let’s calm some fears. Seeing worrisome signs that point to a possible diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be so frightening that many people avoid getting a diagnosis.  There is always hope, and we are getting much better at diagnosing and caring for elders with dementia, as well as the families and friends who love them.

Take-away Points:

1. We will learn why diagnosis and education are crucial to the well being of loved ones.

2. Educators are getting better at helping families and elders cope with dementia, so we’ll learn ways that families cope so their loved one can still live a happy, comfortable life.

3.  Even if the diagnosis is dementia, families are able to move forward to find the best possible ways to care for their loved one, as well as themselves.

Sponsored by “Love, Laughter and Mayhem” Author, Cindy Keith

3-24-11 GrandCare webinar: Home Care in the 21st Century- Mark Shea speaks

We invite you to join in GrandCare’s weekly aging/technology industry webinars. All are welcome to join us!
Date: Thursday March 24th 2011
Time: 2pm EST (11am PST)
Room: Go to http://grandcaresystems.webex.com
If you would like to call in but you do not have access to a computer, call: 1-408-600-3600 access code: 661 277 172 #

NOTE: If you are new to using Webex and you have questions, please contact us at info@grandcare.com. Some of the initial kinks have been fixed, so please try again. You may opt to ONLY dial in (number listed above) We appreciate your patience!

Topic Description: Home Care in the 21st Century

Existing consumer electronics and networking technologies are being re-purposed to allow family caregivers the ability to remain aware of a loved one’s health and safety. Perhaps the easiest way to think of these systems is as a “baby monitor times ten”. This is being heralded by pundits from the Consumer Electronics industry as the next big thing. Enabling a virtual presence in a home makes whole new levels of service and care that is affordable and available to almost everyone. The world of home care is about to change radically and rapidly.

About our speaker: Mark Shea from Right at Home

Our speaker, Mark Shea, has over twenty years of experience with networking and internet technologies and ten years with Microsoft. He teaches Social Media at the University of Washington. Mark currently owns a Home Care agency in Mount Vernon, Washington: North Cascade Right at Home. Mark will be presenting his vision of how these technologies can be leveraged by a Home Care Agency of the 21st Century.

Webinar Objectives:

– Learn how long term health care is being transformed

– How does technology fit into homes?

– Resistance to change – Acceptance. How does it work?

Insight on how the Mature Consumer makes technology purchasing decisions

Join our weekly INDUSTRY aging & technology networking forum!

where: http://my.dimdim.com/grandcare

(optional dial listed on webinar)

when: 2pm EDT (11am PDT)

TOPIC: Lori Bitter, Continuum Care Crew, Learn the misconception about how mature couples make their purchase decisions and why it is all about functionality, not features, that lead to adoption and a consumer devoted to your product.

Sponsored by Celery
Celery’s computerless email system keeps families connected… and keeps you, the installer/integrator, just as close as we help you enter the expanding, high profit senior market. http://www.mycelery.com
Co-sponsors: Home Controls & AARP Orlando @50+

New research gives insight on how the mature consumer makes decisions on personal tech, consumer electronics and gadgets/devices purchases. What does this mean for the tech marketer targeting the mature consumer? Learn which half of your consumers is most loyal, and how can you better appeal to them. Learn the misconception about how mature couples make their purchase decisions and why it is all about functionality, not features, that lead to adoption and a consumer devoted to your product.

Anyone headed to NAPGCM (Geriatric Care Managers Conference) next week in Albuquerque, NM?

GrandCare will be exhibiting at the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers Conference next week in New Mexico! Please stop by and visit our booth – or connect with me and we’ll meet!!

GrandCare combines ADL monitoring with tele-wellness assessment with socialization & cognitive assists into one easy-to-use system.

GrandCare is highly customizable and can be set up to fit your needs exactly. There is no “one size fits all” model, so it’s easy to make sure each customer gets EXACTLY what he/she is looking for.

Essentially, we place a smart GrandCare System into the home of the resident/loved one. This system talks quietly and wirelessly with the chosen activity & telehealth sensors. Options range from motion, inside temperature, door, call-me buttons, bed/chair, caller-id on TV, blood pressure, weight, glucometer, pulse oxygen, etc.

Caregivers can log into our secured website from any remote location and check the sensor activity. They can also set up automated alerts. For example, they might want to receive an email if medications were not accessed and a phone call if there is a significant weight gain in a short period of time. Alerts are easy to set-up and can be customized to reflect ANYTHING you need to know. Of course, our dealers walk customers through rule set up and to ensure success!

There is a social/connectivity aspect to GrandCare, which separates us from other remote monitoring systems. It’s called the Communication Station. Caregivers and Family can go to our website and easily send pictures, messages, emails, reminders, calendar appointments, videos, music and more right to a dedicated TV monitor or to an interactive touchscreen. The loved one can also play card games, trivia, see news/weather reports and more using an easy-to-use ATM-like TOUCHSCREEN.

If you are going to be there, contact me and let’s plan to meet!!!

Laura Mitchell
GrandCare Systems
host of weekly AgeTech conference calls

Vice Chair on AgeTek Alliance Board


The following page outlines the vision, mission and name
that was developed by the Ad Hoc Board of Directors for
the special industry group that formed at CES 2010.
Although this vision, mission and name have been voted into
place by the board, we wanted to publish this to the broader
group of companies that would ostensibly fall into the category
of voting members for a comment period.
The ad hoc board will take any comments under advisement
and consider them for inclusion or revision. The board will
then vote again for final adoption.
The final vision, mission and name will be unveiled at a
group meeting in Chicago at the What’s Next Boomer
Summit on March 18.
So, without further ado, please turn the page…
— Peter Radsliff, ad hoc board chairman
March 3, 2010
A note about the ad hoc board of directors:
The ad hoc board of directors were nominated and elected by 13 participants
representing 10 companies on a conference call 1/27/10 (meeting minutes
available at http://bit.ly/dmNctq). The elected ad hoc board of directors are:
Peter Radsliff, ad hoc board chairman (Presto Services) peter.radsliff@presto.com
Jill Gilbert, treasurer
Michele Ahlman, secretary (ClearSounds)
Bud Myers, director (firstSTREET)
Madeline Pantalone, director (Jitterbug)
Laura Mitchell, director (GrandCare Systems)

Our Vision:
We promote the awareness, benefits and value of products and services for our
aging society while directly benefiting our members by evolving into the
world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium.
Our Mission:
1. To promote the awareness, benefits and value of member products and services
2. To assist in the advancement of member companies and individual members
3. By facilitating innovation through professional development, education and standardization
of products and services
4. By creating a vital and expanding aging technology community
5. That by encouraging cooperation between members the aging technology industry will
advance as a whole
6. That by pursuing development of “best practices” and a program of continual improvement,
members will be more successful
Our Name:
Aging Technology Alliance
Aging “Aging” because this term is unambiguous in its meaning and somewhat neutral in its
identification. “Silver” is somewhat ambiguous in its reference when used outside of our
industry. “Elder” is seen as a pejorative term and one that resists self-identification. Like it
or not, we are all aging, and this group believes that the aging experience can be improved
through the application of technology.
Technology “Technology” because the products and services we develop, sell, install and operate have
to do with different applications of technology.
Alliance “Alliance” because it means “a merging of efforts or interests by persons, families, states,
or organizations.” For our products and services to have a positive effect on society and
our businesses, many disparate groups need to be involved; such as developers, installers,
marketers, caregivers, family members and users. Without an alliance of these different
groups, the technology will not reach the user

For more information, please contact Peter Radsliffe from Presto: peter.radsliff@presto.com
AgeTek.org is not live yet, in the meantime, visit: http://smartsilvers.com/sig/


Laura Mitchell
AgeTek Alliance
www.agetek.org (live soon!!)

1st meeting: Thursday March 18th, 2010 430 – 6pm Hong Kong Room, Hyatt – Chicago. During ASA Conference

Thurs 1-28 AgeTech Topic:Caregiver Stress & the need for Elder Services, Patricia Grace

This Thursday’s AgeTech Industry Meeting Info:

when: Thurs March 4, 2010, 2pm EST/1pm CST/12n MST/ 11a PST

where: www.dimdim.com meeting room: grandcare
optional dial in located on the webinar

what: Patricia Grace, Founder of Aging With Grace
discusses Caregiver Stress & the need for Elder Services. Knowing what the stresses are for your boomer clients will help you to correctly evaluate their needs!

These aging & technology conference calls are open to anyone and everyone in the aging and technology industry and are meant to educate, learn from each other and network

Live the Vision and ALWAYS Age Responsibly!

Laura Mitchell
Your AgeTech Host
GrandCare Systems Director of Business Relations info@grandcare.com

GrandCare is a complete communication, cognition, ADL monitoring & tele-wellness assessment smart-home technology designed to keep individuals safe. happy & healthy at home.