Nidhi Daga, a product innovator and entrepreneur, shared with attendees at the September Tech Council meeting a prototype of her Happy@Home platform for older adults and caregivers. Nidhi stated that while 90% of older adults want to age in place, most aren’t prepared to do so. One in four, for example, fall every year, and 60% of these falls are preventable.
Happy@Home supports the ability of older adults to age in place by conducting an assessment of their social determinants for healthy aging, generating an individualized plan, and connecting them to free or affordable local resources to carry out the plan.
To date, about 1,000 seniors have tried the prototype as Daga develops the platform and builds her network of providers and resources. Watch for the launch of this startup in the new year!