From ‘grandkids on demand’ to apps: How tech is helping seniors and their families

Who hasn’t worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar? Now there’s a slew of technology that offers better care… Read More

The hottest start-ups hit South Beach for a chance to pitch to Pitbull

Your parents have been by your side through thick and thin, sacrificing a great deal of their lives to raise you and get you ready to take on the world. What happens when you graduate and decide to move on and move out of … Read More

The hottest start-ups hit South Beach for a chance to pitch to Pitbull

Your parents have been by your side through thick and thin, sacrificing a great deal of their lives to raise you and get you ready to take on the world. What happens when you graduate and decide to move on and move out of … Read More

These college students moonlight as ‘grandkids’ for hire. Seniors love it.

When Andrew Parker’s grandfather began suffering from dementia three years ago, his grandmother had to start … Read More

La aplicación con la cual se pueden solicitar “nietos a domicilio” para cuidar a los abuelos

El servicio también se puede pedir a través de internet o llamando a un número gratuito. Jóvenes universitarios se inscriben en el sistema para ser contactados y ayudar con el transporte, tareas domésticas y … Read More

La aplicación con la cual se pueden solicitar “nietos a domicilio” para cuidar a los abuelos

El servicio también se puede pedir a través de internet o llamando a un número gratuito. Jóvenes universitarios se inscriben en el sistema para ser contactados y ayudar con el transporte, tareas domésticas y … Read More

A new tech startup sees great potential in bridging generational gaps.

Miami entrepreneur Andrew Parker left a steady gig with MDlive.com, the telehealth company founded by his father, to launch Papa, a tech startup that recently expanded to Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota…”Read More

College students to work with Miami Jewish Health seniors

ollege students employed by Papa to work as “grandkids on demand” are taking on a new assignment to chauffeur, cheer and socialize with seniors participating in research studies at … Read More

College students to work with Miami Jewish Health seniors

ollege students employed by Papa to work as “grandkids on demand” are taking on a new assignment to chauffeur, cheer and socialize with seniors participating in research studies at … Read More

Exclusive: Local tech entrepreneur’s son goes out on his own with new startup

After cutting his teeth at his father’s Sunrise-based telemedicine company, Andrew Parker is ready to make his own mark on South Florida’s tech industry…”Read More

Now, Technology Can Offer You Grandkids On Demand

The senior market is growing incredibly fast. Over 10,000 people turn 65 every single day in the United States alone. One of the biggest issues with the aging population is isolation and loneliness…. Read More

Now, Technology Can Offer You Grandkids On Demand

The senior market is growing incredibly fast. Over 10,000 people turn 65 every single day in the United States alone. One of the biggest issues with the aging population is isolation and loneliness. … Read More

Papa is ‘grandkids on-demand’ for seniors who need some extra help

Seniors over 65 are one of the fastest-growing age groups in the United States, but they are still an underserved market. Many don’t need assisted living or in-home care….. Read More

The ‘Pappa’ app that lets lonely pensioners BUY ‘grandkids on-demand’ for $15 per hour so they can provide company and help with chores

GLonely pensioners can now buy ‘grandkids-on-demand’ at the press of a button. Using a new app named Papa, the elderly can call on young people to come and visit them and keep them company for $15 (£12) per hour…. Read More

The ‘Pappa’ app that lets lonely pensioners BUY ‘grandkids on-demand’ for $15 per hour so they can provide company and help with chores

Lonely pensioners can now buy ‘grandkids-on-demand’ at the press of a button. Using a new app named Papa, the elderly can call on young people to come and visit them and keep them company for $15 (£12) per hour… Read More

US app that matches elderly with ‘grandkids on-demand’ could reach the UK ‘within days’

A US business that pairs up old people who want companionship and someone to run errands for them with “grandkids on-demand” could reach the UK “within days”…. Read More

How to rent a grandkid for a grandparent

Grandparents can now rent a grandkid to help with daily tasks but more importantly, for companionship. The pals, as they’re often referred to as help, fill the gaps for a senior citizen…. Read More

How to rent a grandkid for a grandparent

Grandparents can now rent a grandkid to help with daily tasks but more importantly, for companionship. The pals, as they’re often referred to as help, fill the gaps for a senior citizen… Read More

Abuelos ya no se sienten solos gracias a aplicación que permite pedir ‘nietos’ a domicilio

Más de 200 jóvenes universitarios prestan su tiempo en Miami a los ancianos que necesitan compañía o apoyo en … Read More

New Service for Seniors Promises ‘On-Demand Grandkids’

As an increasing number of Americans enter their retirement, more and more people will seek help in their daily lives. And that’s where a new startup hopes to make an impact…. Read More

New Service for Seniors Promises ‘On-Demand Grandkids’

As an increasing number of Americans enter their retirement, more and more people will seek help in their daily lives. And that’s where a new startup hopes to make an impact… Read More

These college students moonlight as ‘grandkids’ for hire. Seniors love it

When Andrew Parker’s grandfather began suffering from dementia three years ago, his grandmother had to start taking care of the house and caring for him…. Read More

Grandkids on-demand: Programs pair millennials with senior citizens

Andrew Parker founded Papa almost two years ago in honor of his grandfather, whom his family affectionately called … you guessed it, “Papa.” The company offers “grandkids on-demand,” and pairs… Read More

Grandkids on-demand: Programs pair millennials with senior citizens

Andrew Parker founded Papa almost two years ago in honor of his grandfather, whom his family affectionately called … you guessed it, “Papa.” The company offers “grandkids on-demand,” and pairs… Read More

This app lets seniors book “grandkids on demand”

A new app called Papa adds a little convenience to the caring economy, letting the elderly book time with a college student to help with errands–or just hang out… Read More

Home Sharing and ‘Grandkids on Demand’ Startups Eye Home Health Synergies

Aging in place can create isolation and loneliness for seniors, but startups such as Papa and Silvernest are working in an effort to combat these complex problems… Read More

Home Sharing and ‘Grandkids on Demand’ Startups Eye Home Health Synergies

Aging in place can create isolation and loneliness for seniors, but startups such as Papa and Silvernest are working in an effort to combat these complex problems… Read More

YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service

One of the latest additions to the on-demand economy is Papa, a mobile app that connects college students with adults over 60 in need of support and companionship… Read More

Smartphone app offers ‘grandkids on-demand’ to help reduce senior isolation

A new app called ‘Papa’ pairs senior citizens with college students for companionship and daily activities.
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Smartphone app offers ‘grandkids on-demand’ to help reduce senior isolation

A new app called ‘Papa’ pairs senior citizens with college students for companionship and daily activities.
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Led by Ashton Kutcher, money is flowing to Miami startups

When reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Hollywood A-lister-turned-investor Ashton Kutcher heard South Florida-native Andrew Parker’s pitch in August for his “grandkids on demand” service,… Read More

Humana supports Florida seniors with Papa, Cognoa’s developmental tool screens for LEARN Behavioral, and more digital health deals

Papa, a startup that schedules companion visits for lonely seniors, has partnered with Humana to support those covered… Read More

Humana supports Florida seniors with Papa, Cognoa’s developmental tool screens for LEARN Behavioral, and more digital health deals

Papa, a startup that schedules companion visits for lonely seniors, has partnered with Humana to support those covered under Medicare Advantage. … Read More

Humana Keeps Focus on the Home with ‘Grandkids on Demand’ Pilot

“Grandkids on demand” startup Papa has struck a partnership with health insurance behemoth Humana Inc…. Read More

Humana adds ‘grandkids-on-demand’ as benefit

Humana Inc. has partnered with a startup called Papa Inc. to provide “grandkids-on-demand” for qualifying members of its Medicare.. Read More

Humana adds ‘grandkids-on-demand’ as benefit

Humana Inc. has partnered with a startup called Papa Inc. to provide “grandkids-on-demand” for qualifying members of its Medicarel… Read More

Funding


‘Grandkids On-Demand’ Startup Raises $2.4M, Building MA Partnerships

Care providers are closely watching the Medicare Advantage (MA) market to see how insurers carve in home care services under the expanded supplemental benefits that are coming… Read More

‘Grandkids On-Demand’ Startup Raises $2.4M, Building MA Partnerships

Care providers are closely watching the Medicare Advantage (MA) market to see how insurers carve in home care services under the expanded supplemental benefits that are coming … Read More

Startup connecting seniors to college students for companionship, services lands $2.4M

Miami-based Papa’s tech-enabled platform lets elders reach out to college students for transportation, household chores and companionship… Read More

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