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A man wearing his RCare pendant knows that help is only one button push away.

It’s 3 A.M. and Alice hears wheezing and coughing coming from down the hall. She rushes down to check on poor Henry who has spiked a temperature, again. She makes a note to check on him again in an hour and looks in on Sophia and Alan on her way back down the hall. All is quiet, a moment of relief.  That moment fades quickly away as her mobile phone displays that Ellen is in need of help.

She returns to her nurse station at Rock Hills Senior Community. This is just another normal night shift for Alice. She monitors the activities of 15 residents.  She responds to notifications such as a pendant being pressed at a bedside, or perhaps a high-risk resident has gotten out of bed.  She manages a team of caregivers and ensures the residents’ physical, emotional and mental needs are being met.

Technology in senior housing communities is rapidly growing. More and more communities are realizing that the Internet is no longer an option, but an expected amenity for not only the residents and their families, but also for the team of hardworking caregivers that care for many residents at once.  Remote monitoring solutions, Telehealth, telemedicine and advanced nurse call technologies are changing the way senior housing provides care.  

Leading remote monitoring and nurse call companies like RCare are making it easier for nursing and caregiving staff to quickly, effectively respond, and manage care for many residents at once. RCare Mobile alerts multiple caregiving staff members with an incident, and allows caregivers to eliminate duplicate efforts by the ingenious “I got it” feature.

When a fall happens, it can be frightening and minutes can matter. RCare’s G4 ALP (Advanced Locating Protocol) can narrow down the location of a pendant to a matter of feet, ensuring better response time and faster caregiver support.  Isn’t it time that you stopped trying to get better and just go for the best?  Choose empowered and faster caregiving. Choose RCare today.

LIS_2015RCare is honored to be selected for this year’s Louisville Innovation Summit October 14-17.

Myron Kowal was chosen to be on a panel discussion about technologies that can help mitigate hospital readmissions, manage chronic disease and empower patients/residents to be more independent.  This panel will be moderated by digital health industry expert, Laura Mitchell of Laura Mitchell Consulting.  Joining him is the chief medical officer of grandCARE, Erick Eiting.

1:00 P.M. October 14th, 2015

AGING WITH VITALITY TRACK: DIGITAL CAREGIVING & EMPOWERED PATIENTS

Location: Tom Clark – Todd Hall

With the backdrop of the affordable care act, health providers are being penalized for cost of readmissions within 30 days. Meanwhile, society is faced with a huge disruptive demographic: the aging population. One can hardly discuss the aging tsunami without addressing the rising cost of healthcare, typically spent more in later years in life.

Everyone is looking to provide more cost-effective care, turning “man-to-man” professional caregivers into “zone caregivers”. This session will describe technologies that can help mitigate readmissions, manage chronic disease and socially empower patients at home.

Erick Eiting (grandCARE)
Laura Mitchell (Laura Mitchell Consulting)
Myron Kowal (RCare, Inc.)

The RCare mission is to help caregivers provide quality care, safety and security for their patients, residents and loved ones by providing state-of-the-art, reliable communications. We promote the prudent and caring use of these technologies to Healthcare and Eldercare Communities so that those in need may live with independence and dignity.

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