Eldercare is about to become a big deal. There are tens of millions of baby boomers about to retire and many others who have already passed retirement age. Luckily, there are a number of companies that may improve their lives a bit.
LifePod Solutions, a smart home care service, has published a study with the Center for Health Technology and Innovation of the American Heart Association, which addresses chronic heart disease and not only valuable information, but hopefully also people with it Help complaints.
The company's study measured a health care plan called CarePlans to find out if people who follow this plan live longer than those who do not. It's a bit bleak, but when you learn that people who are not taking their medicines and are spending $ 300 billion on health care that could be avoided, that sounds like rewarding research.
"We look forward to working with LifePod. We look forward to leveraging our unique expertise in cardiovascular research to improve health education and commitment to health," said Patrick Wayte, senior vice president of the Center for Health Technology and innovation in a press release.
LifePod has been busy. A pilot program has already been completed with the Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), which resulted in the organization expanding LifePod's support service to approximately 500 CCA members.
" We are proud to work with the association to provide patients with heart disease with a longer and healthier life," said Stuart Patterson, CEO of Lifepod. "Our tests have shown that LifePod's proactive voice service's personalized character and intuitive user interface can enable caregivers to fill in the gaps in behavioral and social support that lead to medications and behavioral disorders, potentially prolonging patients' lives Save billions in unnecessary costs for providers.
In terms of features, LifePod initiates pre-defined routines through a LifePod-enabled smart speaker. This not only helps the recipient, but also the caregivers who do not have to keep any reminder notes with them. The Care Team Support feature can not only send reports to nurses, but also to relatives. Hopefully, voice prompts can trigger medications, behavioral therapies, hydration, and event reminders. Integration with smart home devices is possible to a limited extent so that lighting can be turned on and off by the specified charge.
According to LifePod, the care market has a value of approximately $ 280 million, and the company was recently honored at the Voice with the 201