Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 03, 2016
AlayaCare announced today that they have partnered with Better Living Health and Community Services to implement software for their Exercise and Falls Prevention Program.
Serving the Don Mills region in Ontario since 1976, Better Living supports individuals in the community by maintaining their independence, enhancing their social wellbeing, and optimizing their overall health and wellness through the provision of a wide range of community support services and leisure activities. The Exercise and Falls Prevention Program is funded through the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to help seniors stay healthy, active and mobile. The program is offered free of charge to senior citizens 65 years or older, and all classes provide information to seniors on preventing falls.
“When the government put in place funding for this important program, we started looking for software that could effectively manage the unique needs of the Exercise and Falls Prevention classes. Specifically, we needed the solution to manage electronic client records, employment records and payroll, classroom attendance in a mobile environment, real time visit verification, statistics and reporting management, and the ability for instructors to complete intake and communicate with the office on one application.” stated Sonya Murray, Better Living’s Senior Vice President, Community Services. “The honest truth is that we didn’t like the current configurations and user friendliness of what was readily available. So we decided to work with a company that already had the platform and user interface that could be best configured for the program. This is why we chose AlayaCare, and we couldn’t be happier with that decision.”
Murray added, “Their level of professionalism has been great, and I’m happy to say that we have a solution that will better manage the aforementioned needs for this program.”
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 1 in 3 seniors will experience a fall each year, and half of those more than once. 40 percent of these falls will result in hip fractures, while 20 percent of injury-related deaths among seniors can be traced back to a fall. In addition to threatening senior safety and independence, they generate enormous economic and personal costs. According to the National Council on Aging, a US based non-profit, on average every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. This makes falls the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among seniors. Numbers wise, this means 2.5 million injuries are treated annually in emergency departments, leading to over 734,000 hospitalizations and over 21,700 deaths
In 2013, the Ontario government committed $10 million to increasing access to publicly funded exercise and falls prevention classes. This investment was part of an annual $156 million investment to support five streams of physiotherapy services, one of which was exercise and falls prevention to over 200,000 seniors and other eligible patients.
“Achieving the goals of our clientele is always paramount, especially when our technology can improve the lives of patients,” said Adrian Schauer, Chief Executive Officer of AlayaCare. “When Better Living proposed working together to tailor the software for the Exercise and Falls Prevention programs that the Community Support Services Organizations offer across the province, we were very excited by the opportunity. We believe that the work that we have done with Sonya and her team will ultimately benefit similar programs who need a software platform that works for their needs.”
About Better Living Health and Community Services
Better Living is a community support services organization offering a continuum of services to support clients to remain living independently in the community. Services range from social recreational programming in a community centre environment, to services offered within the home, such as Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Personal Support and Home Maintenance, to end-of life care. Better Living supports more than 6000 clients in the community annually. Funding for services is supported through a number of funders, including the Central Local Health Integration Network.
AlayaCare is a provider of revolutionary cloud-based home healthcare software. With Clinical Documentation, Back Office, Client and Family Portals, Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth and Mobile Care Worker functionality, AlayaCare offers a platform for agencies to propel towards innovation and home care of the future. For more information, visit http://www.AlayaCare.com