Entrepreneur Jacob Ash has created a home health care company called Hometeam that brings the much-needed benefits of technology to the $84 billion home health care industry.
His story was featured on the TODAY show's "The Disruptors" segment, which highlights forward thinkers who are creating disruptions and shake-ups in the industries who need it the most.
After Ash watched his family struggle to take care of his 93-year-old grandfather, the forward-thinking entrepreneur decided not to attend Harvard so he could build his business instead.
And with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65-years-old and retiring every day, it's safe to say that business is booming.
Using technology like iPads, Hometeam allows health givers and nurses to use simple applications to keep family and friends in the loop about how their loved ones are doing in their own homes—keeping elders out of traditional nursing homes and comfortably, and safely, living on their own.
The company helps seniors with every day tasks like cooking, cleaning and bathing, as well as running errands and doing the grocery shopping.
Hometeam is currently operational in three states and employs 1,000 full-time care givers with plans to expand into ten new cities in the next year.