The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council was formed three years ago to make the city the aging care capital of the world. Chris Larson of Louisville Business First penned an article in Business First showing how that vision is now coming to life.

Saint-Malo, France-based Famileo was looking to jump the Atlantic and breakinto the American health care market. While the company’s technology has picked up 1 million users worldwide since its founding in 2015, it’s turned to a Louisville-based organization to help make its entrée into the U.S. nursing home industry.

Famileo uses a website and app to help nursing home residents, their families and the nursing home staff communicate. The company positions itself as a solution to social isolation and loneliness that seniors often feel in institutional settings and as a bridge between any technology-use gaps between the generations of a family.

And social isolation and loneliness, which have long been a pervasive problem in aging care, has become an acute and potentially deadly problem for the elderly during the global coronavirus pandemic. Pre-pandemic, one 2010 study from twoBrigham Young University researchers, along with a University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill researcher, found that a lack of social connections carries a similar risk of premature death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

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