Aeris Communications and SimplyHome Partner to Improve Quality of Life and Independence for the Elderly and Disabled Living at Home

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SimplyHome chooses Aeris machine-to-machine network to power new assistive living solution to provide customers the medical support needed without sacrificing independence.

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"We are excited to partner with SimplyHome to deliver this innovative solution that makes home health care more affordable and improves the quality of life,” said Mark Cratsenburg, VP of Sales and Marketing at Aeris Communications.

Aeris® Communications, the only cellular carrier built exclusively for machines, today announced it has partnered with SimplyHome, a leader in the assistive technology industry, to launch the most innovative home care solution for independent living – specifically tailored to serve aging and disabled populations nationwide.

The new assistive living solution utilizes the latest advances in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to eliminate the need for just-in-case staff time. This saves state programs, such as Medicaid, millions of dollars, while giving families peace of mind and providing the elderly and disabled the medical support needed without sacrificing quality of life or independence.

By communicating with multiple sensors to observe activities of daily living, SimplyHome can proactively alert caregivers and loved ones of changes in behavioral patterns. Text, email, or phone alerts can then be generated by a single event, a combination of events, or by inactivity. SimplyHome can also monitor wellness priorities ranging from blood pressure and glucose levels, to weight and medication management.

“The single biggest driver of elevated costs in assisted living care is just-in-case staff time. As the Baby Boomers age, healthcare costs will likely rise. As a result, Medicaid is under increased pressure to find more cost-effective solutions to better control these costs without compromising care,” said Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome. “We partnered with Aeris because of its flexible pricing structure, comprehensive network coverage, as well as its overall ability to support mission-critical applications.”

Aeris was the obvious choice for SimplyHome since Aeris outperformed traditional carriers when it came to delivering data for its mission-critical application. Aeris’ focus on providing the most reliable connection, even in rural areas, continues to separate it from the competition wherever the reliable transmission of mission-critical data is a requirement.

Since Aeris completely owns and operates its network, Aeris can easily adapt and support its customers’ unique requirements. This enables it to be more innovative and entrepreneurial in its commercial use of M2M technology. For SimplyHome, Aeris created a customized low-cost structure to enable its unique business model.

“We are excited to partner with SimplyHome to deliver this innovative solution that makes home health care more affordable and improves the quality of life,” said Mark Cratsenburg, VP of Sales and Marketing at Aeris Communications. “Since Aeris’ network is made for machines, we are pleased to be the only carrier that could deliver the reliability required to enable this solution.”


About SimplyHome
SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified solutions for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Emergency Response Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care. SimplyHome is a 2012 Edison Award winner for “Best New Product.”

About Aeris Communications
Built from the ground up, Aeris Communications owns and operates the only North American cellular network designed exclusively for machines. This enables Aeris Communications to deliver the reliability, flexibility, control, and efficiencies that machines demand. From telematics to medical devices to remote machines, the Aeris Communications network is optimized for technical data transmission and device management.

Aeris Communications is more than just a network provider. We enable our customers to use machine-to-machine technology in unique and innovative ways. We make it our mission to understand our customers’ present and future goals in order to deliver intelligent, M2M solutions.
For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter: @AerisM2M.

Press Inquiries, please contact:
Sara Ball, onechocolate communications; aeris(at)onechocolatecomms(dot)com; (415) 989-9803

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