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Five Recent Technology Introductions for Seniors

Independa Announced AnyTVCompanion.  "Independa's integrated CloudCare meets the needs of all individuals in the care ecosystem, from the resident, to the organization and professional caregivers, to personal caregivers. With customizable modules spanning all care and residential settings, from community engagement to social engagement to integrated monitoring, Independa offers unique features across the care continuum, from independent living at home or in a community, to continuing care at home, to assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and a nursing home. Residents effortlessly access the software through the most familiar and most used device in their lives, their TV -- the new AnyTV Companion, works with any HDMI-enabled TV currently in place." Learn more at Independa.com.

Panasonic announced On4Today. "On4Today is a tablet-based telehealth service launching in November, part of the new Health and Wellness Solutions business group in Panasonic. The group's first offering - On4TodayTM - is a non-clinical telehealth service provided to long-term care and assisted living facilities. Designed as an 'always on' service, On4TodayTM bridges potential communication gaps between assisted living facility residents and their families, friends and care providers. It delivers connectivity and easy-to-use communications intended to improve staff efficiencies, reduce anxiety for residents, promote peace of mind among family and friends and encourage stronger levels of resident engagement." Learn more at Panasonic.com.

Philips Lifeline announced availability of GoSafe."Featuring the power of up to six location technologies, GoSafe gives seniors the assurance to get up and go while being protected by the 24/7, U.S.- based emergency call response center  which protects more seniors than any other medical alert service. According to the announcement, Philips is the only mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) to utilize this "hybrid" locating approach, which allows response center associates to locate seniors in need of assistance even in areas where GPS may not be available, such as indoors or in a parking garage." Learn more at Philips Lifeline.

Seniorability announced cognitive safety and survellance solution. "Focused on elder care, Seniorbility is a daily phone call service for seniors that tests cognitive function with a unique daily cognitive test, as well as a safety check. Trained Seniorbility representatives then deliver a scored cognitive and safety assessment report to caregivers by e-mail. The cognitive tests provide an early warning system for dementia. After several attempts to make phone contact go unanswered, Seniorbility representatives will call the senior’s local 911 service on their behalf." Learn more at Seniorability.

Verklizan integrated Essence Smart Care - Care@Home in Europe. "Verklizan, a leading European provider of emergency call center platforms, has integrated Essence Smart Care – Care@Home™ solution into its UMO platform for healthcare monitoring. Essence is a global company specializing in cloud-based IoT connected-living technologies, such as home care, smart home and professional home security. Verklizan, a leading European provider of emergency call center platforms, has integrated Essence Smart Care – Care@Home™ solution into its UMO platform for healthcare monitoring." Learn more at Essence.

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