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By Andrew Zamorski. Photos by Kathy Hillegonds. /
March 6, 2017 /
Posted in: Students, College and Schools, Research and Centers /
Alyssa Nagy noticed a need in the marketplace when her grandmother, Clara, became sick with pneumonia and required nursing services at home. Nagy, who works full-time and is going to DePaul University for her MBA, noticed the toll that taking care of her grandmother was having on her mother. In a society where people can order taxi services, food delivery and even childcare from an app, Nagy wondered why there wasn’t an app for elder care.
“With the aging Baby Boomer population, the need for elder care is going to shift substantially onto family members,” says Nagy. “Not everyone is going to have the financial backing or skills to provide adequate care. As the health of the elderly deteriorates, you are going to need more skilled nursing.”