AARP Launches $40 Million Fund for Senior-Focused Ventures

AARP has announced it is establishing a $40 million venture capital fund to invest in products and services aimed at the older adult market, primarily to improve access to health care, invest to enable aging at home and expand marketing for preventive care. AARP is a nonprofit membership organization for those 50 and older, with nearly 38 […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for November, Part III

NorthStar Healthcare Appoints New CEO, President  NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ronald J. Jeanneault as CEO and president of the company, and the election of James F. Flaherty III as vice chairman of the Board. Jeanneault has served as executive vice president and head of asset management of both NorthStar Healthcare and […]

Investors Eye Senior Care Tech Startups As Major Opportunity

Digital health spending focused on the 50-plus population has doubled over the course of the last three years, and investors from venture capital companies to private equity firms are entering the market in droves.  From seed capital and throughout the funding process, investors are eyeing the market as a major growth target, according to a […]

AARP Ranks Best Retirement Cities for 2013

AARP The Magazine has ranked the best cities to retire for 2013, this time featuring places where retirees can live affordable lifestyles for under $30,000. The ten cities selected by AARP reflect the most livable budget-friendly retirement areas in terms of median home prices, property taxes and mortgages. AARP also considered intangibles such as wallet-friendly […]

AARP: Boomers Find New Senior Living Option in Home Sharing

In spite of many senior living options available to aging baby boomers as well as a wealth of aging-in-place communities that have risen to meet the needs of the aging population, many are choosing a different course, writes AARP.  Home sharing, while not a new concept, is gaining appeal among certain populations, namely single women […]

Family Caregivers Providing More Complex Senior Care to Avoid Nursing Homes

The market for potential assisted living or skilled nursing facility residents is being depleted by family caregivers who are taking on more and more senior care responsibilities, including medical and nursing tasks once only provided in hospitals, according to a new AARP report. The level of care that non-professional caregivers are providing has grown increasingly […]