Best Buy for Healthcare

No, not a Consumer Reports promo. Turns out Best Buy wants some of your healthcare dollars, or more accurately, your parents’ healthcare dollars. CEO, Hubert Joly, said they are testing a service called Assured Living “to help the aging population stay healthy at home with assistance from technology products and services.” I don’t know about you, but I can’t read Assured Living without reading “assisted living.” That aside, seems like Best Buy is focused on providing technology to help with senior care. Ok, but we wonder what’s the average age of a Best Buy customer. Perhaps they’re targeting 40-year-olds in hopes they purchase tech for their parents. With “the global medical alert systems market is estimated to surpass $26 billion by 2023” maybe Best Buy is on to something. At least Best Buy doesn’t play Michael McDonald all day.