Remote Monitoring Leader Healthsense Announces Partnership with Arcadia Home Care & Staffing
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. & DETROIT, Mich. – Healthsense, Inc., the fastest growing provider of remote monitoring technology solutions for the senior care continuum, announced today its partnership with Arcadia Home Care & Staffing, a national provider of home care and staffing services with locations in 12 states.
Dedicated to enhancing quality of life, Arcadia offers home care services to help individuals live longer and more healthy lives in their own homes. Arcadia has selected Healthsense’s remote monitoring platform to help further its mission of creating sustained independence and decreased impact of illness, injury, and aging through better client engagement. It will offer the program under the “Arcadia On Call” brand.
The Healthsense remote monitoring system provides actionable health information through the collection of sensor data based on Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as sleep quality, movement, eating, and other key wellness indicators. The sensors, placed discreetly throughout an individual’s home, establish normal activity levels for each client based on their typical daily patterns. Using Healthsense proprietary algorithms, the system detects significant behavior deviations which are often early indicators of acute illness or exacerbations of chronic conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Arcadia On Call nurses will monitor home care clients’ ADL patterns to help them and their family members manage current and emerging health conditions.
“With a rapidly aging population, the shrinking pool of caregivers, and the increased cost of urgent, emergent and acute care, innovative products are needed to identify and prevent changes in health status earlier. Arcadia On Call now provides that solution, helping to continue to build upon Arcadia’s already strong presence as an industry leader. We are excited to offer this innovative and non-invasive solution to help clients enhance their independence while staying in their own home,” said John Elliott, Arcadia Home Care President and CEO.
In a recent pilot study, the Healthsense remote monitoring system was shown to reduce hospitalizations by 7 percent, emergency room visits by 38 percent, and transitions to long-term care by 14 percent through early detection of health changes that may have otherwise resulted in a fall or an exacerbation of a serious chronic condition.
“Arcadia On Call delivers a valuable service by providing families with an alternative to expensive care. Using technology in the home, supported by a qualified clinical professional, can significantly lower a family’s home health care expense. Arcadia will now be able to use objective, critical health information to aid families in making more informed decisions about their loved one’s health care, and may even be able to help clients avoid hospitalizations that often lead to loss of independence,” said A.R. Weiler, Healthsense President and CEO. “Our partnership with Arcadia provides seniors and their families with access to a passive in-home health monitoring system that will provide increased independence at a lower cost. It’s an exciting opportunity and a great partnership.”
Healthsense is the fastest growing provider of remote monitoring technology solutions for the senior care continuum. With our full range of health and safety monitoring systems, providers are empowered to proactively deliver the highest quality care possible through critical health information. Caregivers reduce costs, increase independence and enhance senior experiences when armed with the right information at the right time.
About Arcadia Home Care & Staffing
Arcadia Home Care & Staffing is a leading provider of home care and medical staffing. Service offerings include: skilled care, personal care, and supportive services in the areas of Alzheimer’s and hospice as well as traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. To learn more, please visit www.arcadiahomecare.com.
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