The finalists for the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge—Dispatch Health, FRND Health, and RoundTrip—will present their solutions before a panel of judges at Rock Health’s offices in San Francisco on December 11.

The Aging in Place $50K Challenge is a startup competition for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that help older adults remain in their homes and communities. The competition is focused on startups working to provide low-income older adults the opportunity to have access to affordable, livable and healthy housing as they age, while helping to reduce unnecessary healthcare services, costs, and hospital readmission rates, notes a media release from AARP Foundation.

In the competition’s second year, AARP Foundation and Rock Health called on companies to work on solutions to help reduce unnecessary healthcare services, costs, and hospital readmission rates among people aged 50 and older.

Per the release, Dispatch Health provides convenient and affordable on-demand acute care services in the home; FRND Health is an on-demand network of RNs and NPs extending care for leading MDs and institutions at home; and RoundTrip provides live, on-demand, and scheduled patient transportation and care coordination services.

[Source(s): AARP Foundation, PR Newswire]