Home Care Technology Conference Cosponsored by CAST and IAHSA

by Published On: Sep 10, 2012

LeadingAge President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Larry Minnix will be the keynote speaker on Nov. 19 when home care providers and technology experts convene in Toronto (Vaughan), Ontario, Canada for the second annual Home Care Technology Conference (HCTC).

CAST and the International Association of Homes and Services forthe Ageing (IAHSA) are co-sponsoring the event.

Conference Highlight: Consumer Survey Findings

Last year's Home Care Technology Conference laid the groundwork for Canada's first national survey of home care consumers. Philips Lifeline, a LeadingAge partner and CAST sponsor, co-sponsored the survey, which was conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion. Angus Rein will release survey findings during HCTC 2012.

Researchers used the survey to collect data from family and paid caregivers, as well as people living with disabling conditions. The survey investigated consumer awareness and use of technology in 8 categories. 

Consumers also discussed anticipated costs and potential purchase channels for home-based technology solutions.

Technology Experts to Present Sessions

In addition to Larry Minnix, 3 technology experts will be on hand to present conference sessions:

  • Perry Kinkaide, founder, president and CEO of the Alberta Council of Technologies, will discuss "Technology - Toward What End?"
  • Dr. Wendy Graham, president and CEO of MiHealth Global Systems Inc., will examine "The State of Mobile Health."
  • Kurt Hulander, partner with Alidade Associates, will explore "Retail and Health - A Consumer Revolution."

Who Should Attend the Home Care Technology Conference?

The conference should be of interest to a variety of stakeholders in the technology and home care fields, including:

  • Home care technology companies.
  • Home health care provider organizations.
  • Assisted living and other long-term care facilities.
  • Retirement communities.
  • Palliative care facilities.
  • Home care associations.
  • Disease and disability organizations.
  • Home and community care professionals.
  • Nurses.
  • Physiotherapists.
  • Occupational therapists.
  • Personal care workers.
  • Social workers.
  • Case workers.
  • Home security companies.
  • Cable, satellite, Internet and cable providers.
  • Financial institutions.
  • Researchers and developers.
  • Financial institutions.
  • Investors.
  • Distributors and retailers.

Visit the conference website to register for HCTC 2012. 


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