Home Care Technology Conference Cosponsored by CAST and IAHSA

| September 09, 2012

Interested in how technology is transforming the home care field in Canada? Don’t miss the Home Care Technology Conference 2012, which takes place on in Toronto, Canada. CAST and the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) are co-sponsors. LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix will offer the keynote address.

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.