Hebrew Home at Riverdale and Z-Wave Based Senior Monitoring Company To Fund Home Care Technology For Older Adults Throughout New York
RIVERDALE, NY – July 2, 2014 – Nonnatech, an assistive and behavioral monitoring technology company, and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale have been selected as winners of a $100,000 Innovative Project grant by PILOT Health Tech NYC that will help older New Yorkers live safely at home.
PILOT Health Tech NYC is a new program designed to increase innovation and collaboration within New York City’s health technology sector and is a partnership between New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Health 2.0.
The collaboration between Nonnatech and the Hebrew Home features passive sensor monitoring which will alert the Home Care team about small physiologic changes, enabling an intervention before it becomes a trip to the ER.
“We are thrilled to partner with Nonnatech as the recipient of this grant,” said Nancy D’Auria, Director of ElderServe Home Care. “Bringing technology into the homes of our older patients and clients will be not only life changing, but life saving.”
Nonnatech products will be distributed to patients in the Hebrew Home’s independent senior buildings, which include RiverWalk senior apartments and the Terrace Assisted Living Program (ALP). Sensors indicate if someone gets out of bed, allowing aides to provide directed, pinpoint care when needed. In addition to sensors on the mattress, they will also be located in bathrooms, medication cabinets and on refrigerators. Information obtained from these sensors can help identify symptoms of a health care issue in the very early stages and help prevent costly emergency room trips or hospital admissions.
“We are excited to partner with ElderServe. Nonnatech provides a pathway to improve quality of care, reduce admissions to higher levels of care such as hospital and nursing homes, in addition to lowering overall costs while allowing for better care management and greater transparency,” said Gary German, president and founder of Nonnatech.
About the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a non-profit and non-sectarian leader in the field of geriatric healthcare, cares for over 10,000 seniors throughout New York daily. With its origins as a nursing home nearly one hundred years ago, today the Hebrew Home at Riverdale provides a complete range of services and programs for older adults, including managed long term care, home care, assisted living, low and middle income senior apartments, post-acute rehabilitation, community programs and services and the nation’s first elder abuse shelter, located on the Riverdale campus of the Hebrew Home.
Nonnatech is an assistive and behavioral monitoring technology company helping older adults who have functional impairments, may be chronically ill and persons with disabilities continue living in their own homes and communities. A privately held company, Nonnatech has offices in Manhattan and Westchester County, NY. Nonnatech’s devices provide healthcare providers and caregivers valuable data allowing them to monitor potential issues such as urinary tract infections, sleep apnea, depression and dehydration Nonnatech’s platform enables healthcare providers and caregivers to intervene with an appropriate change in the plan of care, leading to a reduction in hospital admissions. In addition, the platform helps detect and prevent falls, detects wandering and helps monitor issues such as side effects to medications, changes in temperature, sedentary behavior and changes in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as eating, sleeping, toileting and socialization patterns.
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