Healthcare organization ‘’Home To Stay’’ and ‘’Sensara’’ start pilot to help elders staying safely and independently at their own home.
South Jersey Healthcare organization “Home To Stay” and smart monitoring solutions provider “Sensara” understand the importance of personal autonomy. When an elder chooses to remain at home as opposed to moving into the a retirement community or assisted living, services and supports can be brought in to enable them to stay safe. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in four Americans over the age of 65 falls each year. With Sensara’s help we want to prevent people from falling and other circumstances that would remove the possibility of remaining at home. Sensara’s smart technology is capable of monitoring gait speed, frequency of trips to the refrigerator, restroom, and even allows the family to learn when their loved one returns from an outing. A diversion of behavioral patterns can often times mean a clinical change. Home to Stay and Sensara begin a three – six month pilot program monitoring clients and alleviating stress for the families that need to know if their loved one is safe.
Cayenne Mandes is the dementia coach for the AlzBetter program for Home To Stay, she has a background in social work and is currently working on her masters at Rutgers University. While coaching, Cayenne connects families to products and community services that can support their loved one at home. The AlzBetter coaching model works with families to create individualized care plans and works with formal and informal caregivers on how to approach, engage, and provide meaningful days at home.
During the trial the goals are to:
- Help Home To Stay clients to stay safe and independent in their own homes.
- Have better insight in how the client is really doing based on trends and provide individualised care.
- Improve communication among remote family caregivers.
- Relief stress for family caregivers.
- Validate Sensara technology in North America.
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