FELLOW IS A RAPIDLY GROWING, VENTURE-BACKED STARTUP IN CENTER CITY, PHILADELPHIA THAT OFFERS SIMPLE, END-TO-END MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND CHRONICALLY-ILL PATIENTS.
Fellow, formerly known as TowerView Health, was founded after our co-founder and college roommate got diagnosed with cancer. Our aim is to help patients and families better manage complex medication regimens. We are on a mission to revolutionize the way that medications are taken in the home.
10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, and 66% have two or more chronic illnesses. It’s critical that seniors can manage their health as they age. Over 30 million seniors are on five or more medications, and only 33% take their medication as prescribed by their physician, resulting in 10% of all hospitalizations and 125,000 deaths per year.
For families, the emotional toll extends beyond the $5,000 per year estimated medical spend as medication nonadherence is one of the top three drivers of seniors involuntarily moving out of their homes into senior living. It is a source of stress as 31 million adult children want medication assistance for their parents, yet less than 8% receive help due to inadequate solutions, high cost, or lack of awareness. It’s Fellow’s goal to provide an accessible solution for seniors to take the right meds, at the right time—always.
What Fellow does is simple. Fellow helps you or your loved one organize and remember to take their meds. The service includes a smart pillbox and real-time reminder system. If you miss a dose, the box will remind you with on-box sound and light reminders, and text reminders to a patient and or caregiver’s phone. The pillbox user also gets a dashboard login to view everything about their medications in one place and can authorize caregivers or loved ones to view the dashboard, so that they can also have some peace of mind that their loved ones are staying on track. Not to mention, the service includes free access to a personal Health Assistant to answer any questions you might have about your medications.
Fellow works with various health plans and providers around the country to offer the solution to high risk patients, but also provides the service online. Families can review our transparent and straightforward pricing options online at www.myfellow.com, and sign up easily on the website.
Fellow is committed to serving our nation’s seniors and caregivers by offering a better way to manage medications and improve health. If you are interested in learning more, please check us out at www.myfellow.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.