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Artificial Intelligence Enriches Lives of Elderly Patients in the Digital Age

BOSTON, Mass., May 30, 2018 – Making the right long-term care decision for

a loved one is a challenging experience. Nearly 27 million people will need a

long-term care solution by 2050, according to the Department of Health and

Human Services and the Department of Labor. Many of these individuals

experience cognitive deficits. Caregivers are often at a loss about how

exactly to support patients’ cognitive training.

Mobile App Breaks New Ground for Seniors

Enter Constant Therapy, a digital speech, language and cognitive exercise

program that has been recognized by the American Stroke Association and AARP.

This program allows users to conveniently access brain exercises from their

phone or tablet while at home or in a healthcare facility. Today, the company

is partnering with FirstLight Home Care to bring its software to non-medical

caregivers for the first time.

The Boston-area digital health brand is particularly well versed with the

elderly population as its median user is 64 years old. App users have

completed more than 65 million brain exercises—creating one of the

world’s largest health and wellness database of speech, language and

cognitive exercises.

“Organizations are increasingly looking for the right activities to enrich

the quality of elderly homebound clients’ lives. We’re excited to be

using AI to enable ‘digital aging in place’ with FirstLight, since close

to 90 percent of adults aged 65 and older prefer aging in their homes. We can

facilitate a deeper connection between seniors and their non-medical

caregivers,” said Veera Anantha, The Learning Corp. founder and creator of

Constant Therapy.

Artificial Intelligence Helps to Standardize Elder Homecare

FirstLight Home Care facilities have become early adopters of the Constant

Therapy digital platform—powered by its proprietary NeuroPerformance


Constant Therapy’s real-time advanced analytics mine global user

performance data, scientific research, and each patient’s performance

history to automatically recommend optimal tasks for each individual—and

keep aging users engaged.

Non-medical caregivers can use Constant Therapy to provide clients with

opportunities to practice memory, language and cognitive tasks from the

convenience of a tablet or smartphone. Patients who need in-home support

often struggle with dementia and cognitive declines associated with aging.

“With Constant Therapy, we are pleased to offer digital exercises to our

clients. Many of our offices have reported that their clients are less

anxious and more engaged as a result of using the Constant Therapy app to

practice cognitive exercises. I’m pleased that the augmented AI provided by

the app enables our clients to get personalized care at home,” said Devin

Bevis, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Franchise Services, FirstLight Home


About Constant Therapy

Constant Therapy—a product of The Learning Corp.— is an award-winning

digital speech, language and cognitive exercise program that pairs perfectly

with your cognitive and speech therapy. More than 100,000 evidence-based

cognitive and speech language exercises across more than 80 task categories

are available on the mobile app.

Thousands of clinicians at prominent institutions such as Spaulding

Rehabilitation Hospital, Moss Rehab, Genesis Rehab and the Stroke Comeback

Center are using Constant Therapy as part of their speech therapy programs.

More than 65 million exercises have been delivered to users in clinics and at

home worldwide through the Constant Therapy app.

Exercises and reporting are HIPAA-compliant and delivered on Apple, Android

and Amazon Fire devices. Look for Constant Therapy on an app store or visit
www.constanttherapy.com to learn more.

About FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care provides compassionate non-medical home care, senior

care and respite care to any adult in need. Whether it’s illness, injury,

dementia, or just the challenges that come with old age, FirstLight can help.


Veera Anantha

Founder, The Learning Corp.

Creator, Constant Therapy




Thursday, May 31, 2018


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