Let's remember: people getting older is not a crisis — it's a blessing.
We're living longer; the question is how we should live.
Ai-Jen Poo, Co-director of Caring Across Generations and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow
Given the choice, most of us would prefer to live in our own homes, rooted in our own communities, as we grow older. We desire to continue living safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.
CareWheels was founded in 2001 to research and develop Gerontechnology to empower people with tools and services for successful aging-in-place. We provide services to help you find, learn and use the tools you need for your continuing independence.
- Connect you with family and friends
- Know that you are safe and secure
- Coordinate your health and wellness
- Participate in life affirming activities
Our experience has taught us that there is no one-size-fits-all for meeting the challenges of aging-in-place. We have learned that independence is rooted in interdependence. The right tools serve to empower us to take good care of ourselves and each other. Finding the right tools to fit your unique needs requires listening and understanding those needs in ways that empower you to choose how to live your life today while growing in time as needs change.
CareWheels offers a variety of technologies like the Sen.se Mother and Gerontechnology Consulting Services to individuals, families, communities and organizations that are committed to achieving the goals of successful aging-in-place at home, in community. We have developed the CareBank, a simple App that puts the power of peer-to-peer TeleCare right in the palm of your hand:
The CareBank connects elders using the Internet of Things and Mobile Tech to take better care of ourselves by taking good care of each other - all from the comfort of home.
If we want to live independently,
we need to live more interdependently.
Claude A. Goodman, CareWheels Founder
I founded CareWheels in 2001 as an Oregon §501(c)(3) non-profit Public Benefit Corporation, with grant funding from the Intel Research Council. I am a Gerontechnologist, trained in Biomedical Engineering, with experience in technology transfer at the National Institute of Standards & Technology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I am technology-neutral, without financial stake in any companies. My mission is simply to serve peoples' needs with the best gerontechnology tools available today.