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The booming business of baby-boomer techThe last White House Conference on Aging was in 2005, before iPhones and smartphone apps. Now tech-focused on seniors are getting tens of millions of dollars in funding from Silicon Valley investors. As CNET's Lexy Savvides shows us, seniors and their...
[MUSIC] Audrey [UNKNOWN] isn't able to get around by herself anymore. Especially for her dialysis treatments. You feel more comfortable now? Yeah. So the math professor and former engineer decided to test out a new online service and app called Honor, which matches seniors in the San Francisco Bay area with professional care givers. She receives help five days a week. Not only do they provide regular caregiving, cleaning, activities but they wash clothes and they cook and I must say they all Can cook. [LAUGH] Everybody can't cook good, let me tell you. [LAUGH] Using computers, tablets, and smartphones, seniors and their families can request a caregiver through ANA for $25 an hour. The senior gets a notification of who's coming, while caregivers use the app to get background information and keep track of tasks. Family gets an app on their phone, that shows them who's going to be going to their parent's house. Tell us what they're going to do and after they visit, what they did while they were there. Honor is one of several matching services including [UNKNOWN] Hero and Kaley that have already received tens of millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investives. America will be a nation of Meaning more senior citizens and entrepreneurs know that. The number of people who are 65 and over in America is doubling to 72 million people between 2000 and 2030. The Obama administration is also exploring ways tech can help seniors. Technology companies such as Uber and airbnb participated in the white house conference on aging. We have to work to do more to ensure That every older American has the resources and the support that they need to thrive. Honor announced it is donating $1 million in free care that will evenly be split between the Bay area and nine other unspecified regions. In San Francisco, Lexy Savvides, cnet.com for CBS news.