GrandCare was a natural choice for us. We are seeing an exponential increase to our aging population, while the relative number of caregivers and physicians is in decline," said Jared Schei, Executive V.P. of Aging Services Group.
St Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Aging Services Group, a subsidiary of Aging Services of Minnesota, the largest association of organizations serving Minnesota seniors, has partnered with GrandCare Systems, to change and enhance the way traditional caregiving services are deployed for older adults in the state.
GrandCare Systems utilizes digital health and socialization technology to reduce health care costs and improve outcomes by enabling designated family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals to remotely care for individuals in their home, regardless of location.
Aging Services of Minnesota is eager to equip their member organizations with a comprehensive, fully-featured and flexible platform, helping them to provide better, more efficient and more cost-effective care.
"GrandCare was a natural choice for us. We are seeing an exponential increase to our aging population, while the relative number of caregivers and physicians is in decline," said Jared Schei, Executive V.P. of Aging Services Group. "We believe technology will greatly help amplify caregiver efforts and promote patient empowerment and family participation. With its extensive capabilities, GrandCare fits the needs of our members across the long term care continuum, whether they are providing home-based, facility-based, short-term stay or hospice care services."
Minnesota caregiving organizations like Knute Nelson and LB Homes already utilize GrandCare's digital health and activity monitoring technologies.
"GrandCare has changed the way we offer care," said Daphne Karpan, Palliative Care Manager, Knute Nelson in Alexandria, MN. "Knute uses it to remotely monitor our clients' vitals and quickly identify if a physical nursing visit is needed. It's been a valuable resource for our hospice clients who use it for end-of-life conversations and video chatting with family.”
The heart of GrandCare is a large, easy-to-read touchscreen placed into the client's residence providing medication prompts, family communications, one touch HIPAA compliant video chat, messaging, patient assessments, discharge information, scheduling, care plans and more. It is designed to empower and engage the resident, while providing information to improve health and outcomes. A series of optional wireless telehealth sensors can be used to automatically report and graph vital readings, and even notify a staff member if readings are outside of designated thresholds.
"GrandCare is a holistic platform, customized to address all human needs from physical to emotional to spiritual," said GrandCare co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Laura Mitchell. “With remote telehealth monitoring and virtual visits, distance is no longer a barrier to providing efficient, secure and professional care.”