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Preventive Care with Passive Health Monitoring

Preventive Care with Passive Health Monitoring

By their nature, traditional nurse call systems are reactive. Not only do they only respond to an incident that has already occurred, these systems require residents to take specific action during a crisis (when their abilities might be diminished).

Monitoring via environmentally embedded sensors takes the notion of resident care, safety, and caregiver alerts to a whole new level. In passive health monitoring, AI is employed to gather and analyze information on a range of health indicators. Residents do not need to activate the systems. Staff can be entirely hands-off until an alert is registered. Just as information is collected automatically, AI software uses it to continuously create a dynamic picture of a resident’s vital information, analyzing data over time in order to learn the patterns indicative of wellness and those that may signify potential danger.

Given the powerful potential of this technology, there are many benefits to the resident, staff, family, and operators. However, the biggest win may very well be better clinical outcomes. With its potential for preventive care, passive monitoring offers the possibility of keeping residents out of the hospital and helping them to remain independent in their residences for longer. Read More

Resident Isolation in Senior Living: Is Technology the Solution?

Resident Isolation in Senior Living: Is Technology the Solution?

Senior care professionals know that while science proves that isolation for aging adults can lead to increased depression and even memory loss acceleration, it can still be difficult to bring residents out of their apartments and into the life of the community. Residents move into a community for many unique reasons, but healthy socialization may not be at the top of their priority lists. Instead, seniors may isolate due to illness, decreased mobility, self esteem issues, or an introverted personality.

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Using Care Coordination to Help Senior Housing Residents Retain Their Independence

Seniors seek to remain independent, and their caregivers want to support that goal. At the same time, there are factors working against greater independence. Part of it comes down to the nature of aging.

Declining health inevitably takes its toll on independence. At the same time, the nature of health care delivery may also work against greater independence.

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Using Care Coordination to Help Senior Housing Residents Retain Their Independence