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ZOOM IN Elderly Health

Technological Solutions to Promote Health for the Elderly Population

We are inviting healthcare organizations, startups, and tech companies to join us for our exclusive B2B collaboration event, this time focused on ELDERLY HEALTH:

>This is an opportunity for health organizations to meet startups and technological solutions that address challenges in Elderly Health

>This is an opportunity for startups and technological solutions to meet potential collaborators and customers from around the globe


This event will take place virtually on the 23th of May at 11:00 – 13:00 Israel time

 If you are a healthcare organization who is interested in this topic, or a startup/tech company who can address challenges in this topic, feel free to register HERE

 This event is free for approved participants. 


This event will address challenges in the following areas: (click on the titles for more details)

Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the background and details of the topic and the individual challenges as presented below:



The aging population is a global phenomenon. Across many nations the combination of increasing life expectancy and decreasing birth rates has led to a “paradigm shift” in the priorities and operations of healthcare systems. Elderly populations around the globe utilize healthcare services significantly more than their non-elderly counterparts, which creates resource and budgetary strains on healthcare systems. The percentage of the population who are deemed “elderly” is expected to grow over the coming decades, and healthcare systems are rapidly trying to adjust to meet the increasing demand for elderly health.

Elderly Health, sometimes referred to as the “3rd Age”, can reach up to thirty years, and is typically divided into three different stages:


>>Transition (typically ages 60 - 70)

The first stage of Elderly Health begins with the mental and behavioral adjustment out of the active workforce. This is frequently challenging for individuals as it creates disruptions in day-to-day activities and social constructs. From the healthcare perspective, this phase emphasizes maintaining independence, prevention, and reducing the severity of potential future medical complications.


>>The “Golden Years” (typically ages 70 - 80)

The second stage of Elderly Health is when the physical aspects of aging start to become noticeable, and sometimes acute. This is also typically when independence starts to decrease, which creates an increasing need for family and/or caregiver involvement. Healthcare in this phase typically involves increasing frequency of monitoring and assessment, prevention, and the unfortunate onset of many of the typical medical situations that affect the elderly population.


>>The “3rd Age” (typically 80 and up)

The final stage of Elderly Health is typically characterized by the physical manifestations of aging. Chronic conditions, both acute and non-acute, are common, and require an increasing amount of attention. Palliative care may also become relevant for individuals in this stage. Healthcare in this stage focuses on management of chronic conditions, with the goal of reducing the need for acute intervention.


The health challenges in the third age arise from two characteristics - the life situations in which a person can find himself and the essential issues that characterize the field of health at this age.

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Challenges to Elderly Health

There are many challenges that face elderly health, which overlap across all three of the stages:

Maintaining Independence and Healthy Aging at Home

  • Independence in daily activities, such as: bathing, toileting, dressing, mobility, eating or hygiene

  • Medication Adherence

  • Independent Mobility - transferring to/from a car, difficulty getting in and out of a chair or bed, moving between floors, unsteadiness while walking, etc…

  • Fall prevention - preventing falls from standing and seated positions, preventing falls from wheelchairs

  • Continuous health monitoring - blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, blood glucose levels, oxygen saturation, body temperature, body weight, etc.

  • Maintaining  cognitive abilities - maintaining attention & concentration, preserving memory and slowing progression of memory loss

  • Encouraging a healthy lifestyle - healthy eating, physical activity and social engagement and active participation in daily life.

  • Reducing loneliness and isolation

  • Care Continuum: Optimizing relevant data collection and integration for the elderly population (healthcare, welfare, social services, municipal services…) the collection of information regarding elderly individuals in an integrated manner (healthcare, welfare, social security, and social status)

  • Increasing survey responsiveness

  • Predictive Analytics to identify deterioration


Home Care for Prevalent Clinical Situations of Elderly Health (chronic and non-chronic)

With an emphasis on chronic conditions characterized in the geriatric population third age, such as: arthritis, heart disease, respiratory diseases, stroke, cancer, obesity, underweight, diabetes, depression as well as non-chronic conditions such as: orthopedics, ophthalmology, etc...

  • Remote Diagnostics of chronic and non-chronic conditions relevant to elderly populations

    • Enabling remote synchronous and asynchronous diagnosis

  • Remote Monitoring of chronic and non-chronic conditions relevant to elderly population

    • Identification and alerting of any relevant changes in condition of elderly patient

    • Promoting preventive care, including remote assessment of biomarkers including weight and nutrition

  • Remote Treatment of chronic and non-chronic conditions relevant to elderly populations

    • Maintaining continuity of care for any clinical situations that affect the elderly population

    • Enabling remote synchronous and asynchronous treatment

    • The ability to save lives quickly

  • Increasing ability to carry out life-saving measures quickly and remotely in crisis situations

  • Sleep impairments, including difficulty in sleeping, COPD, difficulty falling asleep, etc.

  • Psychosocial support and social services - reducing feelings of loneliness, reducing stress, empathy, and preventing abuse

  • Early and efficient referral processes between various types of healthcare providers – including data interoperability of medical records and effectively transferring information to relevant healthcare providers

  • Prevention bed ulcers


Management, Treatment and Diagnosis of Complex and Co-Morbid Patients

  • Improving Multi - disciplinary care coordination 

    • Creating a shared and complete picture of the patient's condition while highlighting critical data and flooding "red flags"

    • Managing communication, continuity of care, and the transfer of information between members of the multi-disciplinary team in complex patients, including across care settings (community, out-patient, in-patient, home)

    • Coordinating treatment schedules between multidisciplinary care teams according to clinical situation, provider availability, and patient preferences

    • Enabling multi-modal assessment of complex patient and highlighting relevant clinical points to the care team

    • Tools for summarizing the medical information and effectively making it accessible to the relevant therapeutic agent

  • Effective monitoring of complex and co-morbid elderly patients

    • Early detection and prevention of deterioration

    • Early detection and response to behavioral disorders (MCI, dementia, etc…)

    • Monitoring and detection of infections

    • Tracking patient biomarkers, including nutrition, weight, and any other parameters relevant to complex elderly populations

  • Improving treatment for complex and co-morbid patients

    • Improving the quality and efficiency of treatment for complex elderly populations

    • Efficient integration of secondary aspects of care, including sleep, fall prevention, medication adherence, etc…

    • Enabling independent utilization of therapy practices and adherence to therapy protocols.

    • Effective pain treatment and pain management, including non-medical options and methods for assessing pain in non-communicative patients

  • Medication management

    • Identifying contraindications between medications

    • Personalization of multiple medications treatments according to individual patient needs and clinical relevance

    • Increasing adherence to medication protocols

    • Knowledge management and knowledge sharing between therapists in relation to innovative solutions for complex diseases

Accessibility, Access and Adaptation of Medical Services and Products to the Elderly Population

  • Access to comprehensive information and services for the patient

    • Improving accessibility of medical information, catered to elderly populations

    • Improving accessibility of non-medical information, catered to the elederly population (ex guardianship, power of attorney, legal, etc…)

  • Adapting care and technology to the specific needs of elderly patients

    • Adapting devices and software to meet the elderly population

    • Adapting devices and software to meet physical limitation of elderly populations, including functional needs, limited mobility, or disability

    • Adapting the physical environment of the patient to improve care

    • Accessing linguistically and culturally adapted information

    • Adapting the patient's physical environment to his needs

Families and Caregivers of Elderly Patients

  • Developing relevant health literacy for families and caregivers of elderly patients

  • Providing tools to involve families and caregivers in the active management of elderly patients, including relevant medical information

  • Effectively and efficiently involving families and caregivers with clinical care team

  • Emotional / behavioral support for families and caregivers of elderly populations, including legal and financial support as needed

  • Strengthening the role of family in promoting independence in the elderly individual,


Reducing Care Provider Burnout and Attrition

  • Tools and services to reduce burnout for providers who deal with elderly populations, including improving work conditions across all types of care settings

  • Tools and services that can assist with staffing constraints for elderly populations, including attracting and retaining staff

  • Improving and automating care processes, including effective integration of relevant data and information and reducing administrative/bureaucratic tasks (like lab results, discharge papers, etc…)

  • Reducing physical demands on staff, (storage, lifting, turning patients, equipment, etc…)

  • Increasing empathy among caregivers and preventing abuse

  • Tools for improving the employee experience - providing information, managing shifts and vacations, detecting signs of burnout, strengthening connectedness and cohesion

  • Adapting the work environment to the characteristics of care in the third age

Startups and tech companies - join us to showcase your solutions for tackling elderly health challenges! REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

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