Pathways Receives Pioneer Award

Aging2Sunnyvale, CA—May 20, 2015—Sunnyvale-based Pathways Home Health and Hospice received a prestigious award this week for its trailblazing willingness to try new things. Pathways was awarded the Pilot Pioneer Award by Aging2.0 at their Global Innovation Summit.

Aging2.0 is a worldwide “start-up accelerator” with a mission to fast-track innovations for improving the lives of older people. Pathways was honored with the award because they have been among the very first to try out some of the cutting-edge technologies.

Pathways is piloting devices worn on the legs that capture data about a person’s gait while walking, including irregularities. This can help guide their physical therapy and identify those at risk of falls. Pathways is also conducting a trial of a tablet that makes the internet simple for people unfamiliar with technology. One goal of the tablet is to reduce the isolation many seniors experience.

Aging2.0, headquartered in San Francisco, connects entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, long-term care providers and seniors themselves from nine countries in their efforts to speed creative solutions for the elderly. Pathways was invited to be part of the Leaders Circle which brings together 12 corporations that Aging2.0 believes have unparalleled insight, access and reach into senior care. Nearly 100 corporations are currently participating in Aging2.0.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways is a non-profit organization pioneered healthcare at home more than 38 years ago. Pathways now serves 5,000 families a year in five Bay Area counties through its varied services: home health, hospice, private duty and geriatric care management.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals, Pathways is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, the California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, the California Association of Health Services at Home, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. For three years in a row Pathways has been designated as a HomeCare Elite Agency for quality care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief support, volunteering or making a donation call 888.755.7855 or visit pathwayshealth.org.