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Industry First Activity of Daily Living Scoring Uncovers Results in Level of Care Needed

By Char Hu | May 12, 2020

OVERVIEW This white paper demonstrates that a care-recipient requiring more hands-on assistance with their activities of daily living (ADL) correlates with a need for more intense hours of in-home care. This digital data collection methodology brings significant validation for home care visits and is imperative to help us understand how …

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Home Care Insurtech w/ Dr. Char Hu & Christina Newbrough of The Helper Bees

By Char Hu | April 30, 2020

If you haven’t noticed or heard about any technical advances in Long term Care or Workers Compensation insurance, you aren’t alone. Much of the focus of technology and insurance has been on Property & Casualty and to a lesser extend life insurance. The Helper Bees are changing that. With a …

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The Coronavirus Effect on Older Adults Living at Home

By Char Hu | April 9, 2020

During this incredible time, the world has unified around one element of best practice: protect older adults who are most vulnerable to this disease. Vigilance is taken in long-term care facilities, while friends and family are stepping in to grocery shop for those living at home. As this social distancing …

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The Helper Bees Virtual Home Health Assessments Assist Caregivers, Clinicians & Insurers During COVID-19 Crisis

By The Helper Bees | March 17, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas, March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) The Helper Bees, a provider of intelligent, technology-enabled home care services, is pleased to announce the launch of virtual home nurse assessments to assist caregivers, clinicians, and insurers in overcoming challenges related to delivering quality home care while battling the risk of transmission of COVID-19 …

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CNA allies with insurtech company to improve long-term care claims processing

By The Helper Bees | June 25, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ The Helper Bees (THB), an innovative insurtech company is partnering with long-term care insurer CNA, one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies, to provide CNA group long-term care policyholders with more ways to receive care in their home and improve the ease …

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Thoughts on new Alzheimer’s Research from our CEO

By wpengine | April 10, 2018

I heard this article on the radio and wanted to share my thoughts and point out the significance. Identifying the disease through biological changes to the brain, rather than symptoms matters a great deal to the scientific community and our data sets.

Are We Developing Solutions For The Future Us

By Char Hu | March 14, 2018

CEO and co-founder Char Hu of The Helper Bees speaks on aging technology at #SXSW’18. Upon receiving the SXSW Community Award, Char shares that we should be “building solutions that enhance the [invigorating] aspects of life.” He asks, “are we developing solutions with the Future Us in mind? Or just distracted by some …

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The Helper Bees CEO In the Spotlight @ SXSW

By Char Hu | March 5, 2018

In The Spotlight: The Helper Bees are excited to announce that our CEO and co-founder Char Hu will be honored with this year’s SXSW Community Award. Char is being recognized for his “outstanding commitment to community service work that helps bridge the digital divide, impacts the community positively, and includes …

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In 2018 Healthcare Partnerships Are Driving Care To The Home

By Char Hu | January 2, 2018

In 2017, we’ve seen the start to new healthcare alliances with the CVS acquisition of Aetna and Humana’s acquisition of Kindred Healthcare. Regulatory environments are also moving in the direction of expanded health services and performance tracking that looks at alternatives to hospital and facility stays. At The Helper Bees, …

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Reflections on NIC: How My Startup Experience Is Helping Me Scale

By Char Hu | October 5, 2017

The National Investment Conference (NIC) in Chicago was a great conference full of senior living practitioners and investors that shared the challenges and successes of growing our businesses in today’s changing landscape. One conference takeaway that stuck with me, is how technology and accurate data are being utilized like never …

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