17th June 2020: In India, almost every second elderly is living with their spouse only, while a larger number of senior citizens live alone. The elderly people need more consideration and care to carry on with a simpler life. As you get older and your conditions change, getting around and dealing with yourself can turn out to be increasingly challenging. With the rise in the spread of COVID-19 in the nation, senior individuals are at a higher danger of contamination because of their diminished immunity, as well as various associated co-morbidities.

Hence, Indian startups are attempting to give proficient assistance and backing to senior residents through contactless transactions in order to help them with an effortless, hygienic, and safe lifestyle.

Let’s have a look at 5 platforms making the lives of the elderly simpler:

247around: 247around is a digital post-purchase home appliance servicing partner for leading brands like Sharp, Boat, Whirlpool, Godrej Hit, Videocon, Akai, Amazon, Flipkart to provide seamless customer experiences. It provides services such as installation, repair, returns-validation, maintenance contracts, and warranty services. Recently during the lockdown it launched a National helpline number – 9555000247 for virtual and manual assistance for the customers, basis their requirement. Following all the guidelines and safety measures recommended by WHO their trained technicians can fix all the home appliances from TV/Washing machine to Mixer Grinder.

StoreSe: StoreSe guarantees that it delivers fundamentals to occupants within 24 hours, with an average request satisfaction pace of around 90%. The startup has made deliveries easy and efficient. For speedy deliveries, StoreSe has collaborated with several taxi aggregators and drivers. StoreSe likewise claims to have an item list of more than 1,200 things starting at now, which incorporates food supplies, snacks, individual consideration things, dairy, drinks, and other family basics. 

It leverages its fundamental UltraPOS technology through which StoreSe is able to map real-time inventory of the stores on its online platform.

Crofarm (Otipy): Crofarm has recently launched its social commerce venture Otipy (India’s fastest growing farm to fork agri-tech startup) to revolutionise the supply chain of fresh produce in India. Otipy works closely with reseller partners (mainly women) to fulfill the demand of end consumers and facilitates the contactless doorstep delivery of fresh produce. The company is working with 500+ partner resellers mainly women across Delhi-NCR and is already serving over 50,000 consumers. Through its robust end to end supply chain network the best of the farm products are brought to consumers via social commerce model and the fresh  produce reaches to the doorstep (sometimes in less than 12-18 hours).

DB Digital: DB Digital – India’s leading digital products startup offering best news products – Divya Bhaskar, Divya Marathi and Dainik Bhaskar. DB Digital is the provider of trusted and go-to sources for people for high quality vernacular content delivered to them daily in the most easy to consume way, personalized for their specific needs. The startup ensures that the content is completely authentic and valuable. Its core product offerings keep their users updated with the latest breaking news, analysis on political news, sports news, business news, entertainment news and technology news.

Goodhands Seniorcare: Goodhands Seniorcare guarantees that the seniors they work with feel that they have somebody they can trust and can go to at any time. This is conveyed through their sympathetic and caring Seniorcare specialists in a joint effort with their deliberately chosen excellent specialist co-ops. 

The platform gives a scope of administrations that comprehensively take into account the difficulties senior residents face each day. 

The Bengaluru-based startup gives a committed senior consideration authority to assist seniors with their prosperity. Their administrations incorporate medicinal services, crisis care, regular comforts, and social commitment.

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