From WeWork to Senior Care: SoftBank Fund May Be Weighing $150M Investment in Honor

Home care startup Honor — which is working with senior living providers such as Eskaton — could receive a $150 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2, CNBC reported Thursday. SoftBank backing would be good news for San Francisco-based Honor and its partners but also underscores that home care — considered by many people in […]

After Rocky Start, Eskaton’s Partnership with VC-Backed Home Care Company Honor Pays Off

A partnership with tech-forward home care startup Honor has enabled senior living nonprofit Eskaton to boost revenue and smoothed the organization’s expansion into new markets. But the partnership did not get off to an auspicious start. Sacramento, California-based Eskaton completed its transition to the Honor platform in Dec. 2018, and issues emerged soon after. “By […]

Home Care Startup Honor Scores $42 Million Funding

Home care is hot, if a recent $42 million funding grab is any indication of where technology is making waves in the health care space. Home care startup Honor has announced the eye-popping figure in a Series B round. The figure may give senior housing providers some pause, as many already view home care as the biggest […]

Google Capital Enters Senior Care Arena with $46 Million Investment

Senior care has officially sparked Google’s interest. Google Capital on Wednesday announced it has invested $46.35 million in Waltham, Massachusetts-based Care.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRCM), the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care.  Google Capital, a growth equity fund backed by technology conglomerate Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL), invests in companies that are driving disruption […]

The Top 10 Senior Housing Trends for 2016

Trends, influenced by tailwinds and headwinds, blow strong and then can change course over short periods or over a span of many years. On an airplane, these tailwinds and headwinds create turbulence, causing temporary discomfort that typically passes with smoother air ahead. So even though a slight tailwind at the senior housing industry’s back is […]

Startup Scores $27.5 Million, Seeks Senior Living Partners

Fresh off announcing an eye-popping $27.5 million Series B investment round, home care startup Hometeam says it is looking to expand the number of senior living providers it is working with. Hometeam—similar to startups Honor and HomeHero—utilizes technology to match up seniors and in-home caregivers, provide more visibility into what occurs in clients’ homes, enable […]

The Top 10 Senior Housing News Stories of 2015

Senior Housing News kept readers on top of breaking and innovative senior living industry happenings in 2015. There were new players, new ideas, trend analyses and touching memorials to industry leaders lost this year. Here’s a list of Senior Housing News‘s most popular posts this past year, culminating with the single most-read article of 2015: #10. […]

With Startups Booming, Will Google Make a Senior Care Play?

As the senior care tech boom quickly builds to a crescendo, the success of cutting-edge startups could make room for mega companies like Google to have a stake in the senior living space. But industry professionals have differing viewpoints on what such a future might look like. At a time when investment dollars in senior […]

Free Webinar: How Tech Is Disrupting Senior Care

Cutting-edge tech startups are zeroing in on seniors: So far this year, startups addressing the health of people 50 and older have received $1.3 billion in funding, generating buzz about the “Airbnb for seniors” and “Uber for home care.” For home health and senior care providers, some of these new technologies hold promise for improving […]

Most Read: ‘Uber for Home Care,’ Brookdale Real Estate Sale Talks

In case you missed them…. here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.  ‘Uber for Home Care’ Raises $20 Million from Investors—A home care startup, Honor, has raised $20 million from a roster of high-profile investors to launch a product that aims to transform how professional caregivers connect with and […]