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GrandCare Systems featured on “Into Tomorrow” by Dave Graveline – from EHX

I ran across this video today while searching online and thought I’d share! It’s a great little clip of two of our GrandCare team members giving a demonstration back in March 2011 at EHX: The CEPRO event in Orlando. GrandCare R&D team member, Nick Hall and GrandCare Las Vegas Sales Rep, Brietta Smith, were interviewed by Dave Graveline & Rob Almanza from Into Tomorrow about the GrandCare wellness sensors (namely the blood pressure device) and the newer integration of the Rx Tender, Medication Dispenser.



GrandCare Slated to exhibit at EHX – The CEPRO EVENT

GrandCare Systems, one of the leaders in the Aging/Technology Industry, will be exhibiting and presenting several panels at this year’s EHX: The CEPRO EVENT in Orlando. Available since 2006, GrandCare is a “Smart” Activity & Tele-Wellness Monitoring & Interactive Touch System designed to keep seniors independent. Caregivers virtually access information & send pictures, messages, etc to the senior’s interactive TouchScreen. 2-Way Web Chat available. Located in the New Opportunities/Home Health Tech Pavilion: Booth(s): 629L, GrandCare’s Booth Will Feature: The GrandCare Interactive HomeBase, GrandCare Interactive Trillium & GrandCare Como Model.

What: GrandCare Exhibiting at EHX
When: March 17-19th, 2011
Where: Orlando Convention Center

More info:

Schedule At A Glance:

Wednesday March 16th 8p No-Host Bar AgeTek Meet&Greet. Peabody Hotel Main Lobby Bar. Questions? Email info@agetek.org

Thursday March 17th *SHOW FLOOR OPEN 10a – 6pm
New Opportunities Stage
CE005: How to Get Your Foot in the Door with Home Health Tech Thursday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM EST
Moderator: Laura Mitchell, VP Marketing, GrandCare Systems
Tom Morgan, Worthington Distribution
Peter Radsliff, Presto

CE018: When Grandpa Wants the Cadillac: GrandCare Systems Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm EST
New Opportunities Stage
Host: Laura Mitchell, VP Marketing, GrandCare Systems
Jill Kerr, Home Controls
Tom Morgan, Worthington Distribution

GrandCare Informational Session Thursday 4:00pm-4:30pm EST
CE PRO Stage

Friday March 18th Show Floor Open 9am – 5p EST
CE010: Home Health Technology Solutions for Custom Integrators Friday 12:00PM -1:00P EST
New Opportunities Stage
Peter Radsliff, Chairman of AgeTek & CEO Presto
Laura Mitchell, VP Marketing, GrandCare Systems
Ken Kerr, President, Home Controls

Saturday March 19th Show Floor Open 10am – 3p

Home Health Tech WINS again!!!

I saw this today and realized how much our home health technology industry is grabbing everyone and DEMANDING attention!!!


3 Things we Learned at EHX

1) Size doesn’t necessarily matter

Ok, so you have probably heard by now that this year at EHX Spring in Orlando was much smaller in size than previous years. You also may have noticed that many of the larger players in the industry were a no-show. So as you might expect, there were those who felt disappointed. In contrast, our opinion is that despite its overall size, the show was packed with quality attendees and motivated exhibitors, most of which were eager to continue advancing an industry comeback from the darker days of the recession. So all in all, we say it was a smaller yet ‘different’ show… and we mean different in a good way.

2) New opportunities will boost the industry
If you’re not paying attention to Digital Healthcare, Digital Signage, and/or new retrofit opportunities, maybe it’s time you should. A clear winner of attention at the show was the New Opportunities section which featured a host of new technologies and ideas to expand the dealers list of services. We get a very strong impression that the days of ‘Entertainment’ being the number one driving force behind the industry are numbered. We live in a time where practicality is playing a much larger role and this is where services such as Digital Healthcare and Security begin to expand their share of the market.

3) Dealer-to-Dealer panel discussions were a big hit

Now, if you attended the show and didn’t sit down at one of the many Dealer-to-Dealer panel discussions… then yes, you likely did walk away thinking EHX wasn’t worth your time. On the other hand if you did take advantage of the included discussions and presentations, then you may have taken more from this show than any other in the past. The show featured everything from Targeting the Retrofit market to Getting Started in Digital Healthcare to EPA Lead Paint Training and many many others. Not surprisingly, these discussions were very popular and very well attended.

For more information on EHX 2010 visit www.ehxweb.com

ASA/ Boomer Summit wrap-up

Got back late Friday night from the ASA and Boomer Summit In Chicago! It was an exciting, exhausting and fun-filled, action-packed 3 days.

Thursday morning was an AgeTek board meeting – getting ready for the big launch later that day. Thursday afternoon was when the boomer summit boot camp sessions began.

I spoke on a panel about social media and how to best use it for business. It was a 3 hour panel. After that, I rushed to the AgeTek launch down the hall.

It was our official AgeTek Industry Alliance meeting! Standing room only – it was an enormous success! Everyone was enthusiastic and ready to work together – a truly historic step for our industry! We all left with tshirts and directly after this had to head to the speaker reception put on by Mary Furlong & Associates.

After a full day and evening of networking, great conversations and new friends, we turned in.

Friday was the Boomer Summit – GrandCare had an exhibit table, but we also had to work the speaker rooms, helping moderators get started and set up in the beginning of each session.
Lunch with the experts was wonderful & after the last sessions ended at 5p, we all headed to the summit wrap and networking session.

All in all, very glad to have gone! We caught up with industry folks like, Laurie Orlov, Donna Cusano, Susan Ayers Walker, Karen Klein – fellow tech colleagues & agetek members: halo, mygait, presto, wellcore, verizon, jnl technologies, home instead…

and of course my fellow AgeTek board members: Peter Radsliffe, Michele Ahlman, Jill Gilbert, Bud Myers

A great ending to a great week! Now on to this week – we will be reporting live from Orlando – the Electronic House Expo will be going on and GrandCare will play a significant role in the home health tech pavilion.

Wednesday, we are hosting 25 new GC dealers for GC dealer training. Authorized dealers may attend as a refresher for a small fee, learn all about our new multi-resident features.
Still have a few seats available, email gcsales@homecontrols.com to sign up.

Many educational presentations by GrandCare, please check ehxweb.com for schedules.

Laura Mitchell
Dir of Business Relations
GrandCare Systems

Complimentary passes to EHX & ASA

GrandCare has a 5 passes for EHX for give-away! March 25-27 (www.ehxweb.com first come, first served! Email: info@GrandCare.com

GrandCare still has a few seats available for GC Auth Dealer Refresher training Wed March 24th. Authorized dealers only. To ensure a seat- email gcsales@homecontrols.com

Going to ASA in Chicago this week? Laura Mitchell will be speaking during the social media panel on Thursday 130-430 and then Laura and Gaytha Traynor (cofounder of GC) are helping to launch the AgeTek Alliance Thursday (3-18) 430-6p.

Stop and introduce yourself! Hope to see you!

What you Can’t Afford to Miss at EHX 2010

Where is EHX Spring 2010 http://ehxweb.com/
March 25th – 27th, 2010
Orange County Convention Center
West Building – Halls A1-2
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Home Health Tech Participants include:
GrandCare Systems
Presto Services, Inc
Sponsored by: GrandCare Systems

The Schedule of AgeTech Events!!! Did I miss something (please post a comment on the bottom for me to add to the list)

Wed March 24th
Thurs March 25th
10:00AM – 6:00PM Exhibits Open
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ROOM New Opportunities Pavilion
CE Pro – Home Health: Technology Hot Seat Panel Discussion
Learn the different types of technology that are currently being used and integrated into independent living for our aging population.
Moderated by Laurie Orlov, Aging in Place Technology Watch
Speakers: Gaytha Traynor (GrandCare Systems), Neil Grabowski (Celery), George Kanelos (LogicMark), Pam Martin (Halo)
LIVE FROM EHX Weekly AgeTech Conference Call Hosted AT EHX!! Please contact: Laura@grandcare.com to sign up to speak as an EHX attendee/exhibitor. We are looking for speakers to talk for 5 minutes during the LIVE FROM EHX conference and discuss what they are seeing, their impressions of the EHX show, and of course, discuss their personal interests in home health technology! PLEASE CONTACT LAURA to sign up for a speaking slot!
Friday March 26th
9am – 1030am ROOM 203B
When Grandpa wants the Cadillac! GrandCare Systems
This training session led by GrandCare Systems, discusses the latest home health technology: GrandCare Systems. A holistic combination of 4 “Smart Home” technologies: Activity Monitoring, Telehealth Assessment, Connectivity/Social Networking and Cognition into one easy-to-use system to help a loved one “Age Responsibly” at home! Using a series of wireless protocol-driven (Zwave/Bluetooth) sensors, GrandCare generates automated alerts to care-partners if anything seems amiss (vitals abnormal, medication noncompliance, someone does not get out of bed, etc.). Meanwhile, family can electronically send pictures, youtube videos, messages, music, emails and more to a dedicated SIMPLE-to-USE TOUCHSCREEN in the loved one’s home. Learn how you can do WELL by doing some Good!
10:00AM – 6:00PM Exhibits Open
1p – 2pm Room: New Opportunities Pavilion
CE Pro D2D – Healthcare Reform: Opportunities in Home Health Technology
Moderated by Julie Jacobson, CE Pro
Speakers: Paul Ebaugh (Elder-Watch), Jason Ray (Simply Home)
430 PM – 530 PM Room: CE PRO Stage
Developing Your Sales and Marketing Plan to DIVE into the $20 billion aging & tech market!
Speakers: Laura Mitchell (GrandCare Systems), Peter Radsliff (Presto Services, Inc.)
Saturday March 27th
10:00AM – 3:00PM Exhibits Open

Consider joining us at EHX 2010 as an attendee or home health tech exhibitor


GrandCare is sponsoring the Home Health Technology Pavilion and will be speaking on a few of the educational tracks! We are seeking both tech vendors and dealers to come and join us and learn why they cannot afford to not ride the aging tsunami!!

Have you heard the news — EHX has dealers from every state in the country registered to attend the show in Orlando. That’s right; they see and understand the overwhelming value of attending EHX Spring, March 25-27, 2010. Can you afford not to get in front of 2,000 dealers who have paid a registration fee to attend the show? We don’t think anyone can really pass up this year’s event. We’ve overcome all your concerns, so come jumpstart your year by exhibiting.

The dealers won’t pay to attend an expo?
That’s an easy one. EHX is more than an expo; it’s the path to growth. Serious dealer are registered and they are coming to Orlando. Over 1,500 CEDIA classes have already been reserved as part of the New Opportunities Pass. Believe us when we tell you dealers see the value.

57% of EHX attendees are Executive Management
A total of 68% hold Management titles

EHX is not in my budget
We’ve developed lots of ways to help you get in the show. Just ask us. We have discounts on hotels and reductions in your contractor costs to help you out. In addition, we have cost effective turn-key exhibit options that can be staffed with just a single person. You need to be there, so let’s talk!

Where’s the quality?
Another easy one. Did we mention that everyone is paying to attend EHX Spring this year? That means there are serious decision makers attending show. It’s not about the quantity; it’s about the quality.

58% of pre-registered attendees are final decision makers
A total of 84% have a role in either recommending, specifying, or deciding on new products or vendors

Get involved with EHX and find new business in 2010.

Contact Susan Celli today at scelli@ehpub.com or 800-315-1581 x312 to learn how cost effective EHX Spring is and how we can drive sales for you in 2010.