Senior Care Industry Veterans Create Artificial Intelligence Platform

Petalo, a company started by senior care experts, Camille Roussel and Jason Gottschalk, is an innovative platform focused on unscrambling senior care operations through artificial intelligence and voice-first technology.

Petalo harnesses Amazon’s Alexa to engage residents with seamless and personalized interactions. The platform enterprise solutions include a mobile application for caregivers to triage assistance requests, a management dashboard with key performance indicators, and an intuitive voice-first artificial intelligence for resident, guest, and family interaction.

Residents can instantaneously communicate requests to staff, access information about a community’s services and staff, and get up-to-date listings for events and menus. The immediate feedback provides faster response times and greater peace of mind, increasing customer satisfaction.

Petalo also delivers real-time information, ensuring staff are informed with the latest requests and empowered to prioritize their workflows. Using the platform, staff are able to arrive equipped to deal with issues on first contact. The care team also shares a common view of requests, allowing them to engage in decision making and triage instead of feeling micromanaged by the systems around them.

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Designs Offer Health, Safety Benefits for Senior Living Market

H Contract, a supplier of upholstered seating and case goods for the senior living market, is making its debut in the glider seating category with a four-model lineup that capitalizes on the health and safety benefits gliders can deliver to senior citizens.

Inspired by residential designs, the four new gliders, Clifton, Sterling, Emma, and Julia, range in style from traditional to contemporary and provide a stylish alternative to many of the institutional designs available in the marketplace.

The new chairs provide a slow, relaxing movement that has been known to provide many health benefits, including relief of stress and anxiety, increased balance and muscle tone, and arthritis and back pain relief. The designs also allow users to lock the glider mechanism in place without assistance, providing seniors with a feeling of independence.

Combining residential style with commercial functionality, resulting in a safe, durable product with an “at-home” feel for the aging population, the new gliders feature a fixed seat deck with sinuous springs and cleanout areas to manage spills. In addition, a moisture barrier between the fabric cover and cushioning materials helps to prevent moisture penetration on the seat cushion. The barrier can be added to the arms and back as an option.

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Diaper Sensing Solution Helps Caregivers Attend to Seniors’ Needs Quickly

Monit is introducing the most sophisticated adult diaper sensing solution leading to better care for seniors. Designed for the large and growing adult diaper market, Monit’s Elderly Care System will provide older patients a better quality of life, caregivers more work efficiency, and family members a sense of relief with daily information on the status of their loved ones. Facilities will appreciate that this can help cut costs.

Changing a diaper at the right time is one of the most challenging jobs. Without consistent monitoring and changes, patients might experience urinary tract infections, incontinence-associated dermatitis, all of which can be potentially dangerous and costly for a vulnerable elderly population. This is the only smart elderly care sensing solution to pinpoint the soiled area and determine what it is. Monit’s technology is taking a lot of the guesswork out of diaper care, leading to happier and healthier people.

Monit’s Elderly Care System includes a WiFi hub for extending the service area and a mobile app. A caregiver attaches the sensor to the outside of the adult diaper, and it senses when the diaper is soiled, the data are sent to the cloud, delivering instant notification to as many as five people so caregivers are always informed and can take care of the person at the right time.

With its multiple sensors and pattern-learning algorithm, only the Monit system can distinguish between urine and defecation. The benefit of this system is that Monit detects soiled area of the diaper so that caregivers know the optimal time to change it.
“Our system uses the most advanced sensing technology to measure, alert, and inform, leading to healthier and more comfortable patients,” said Tony Park, Monit chief executive officer.

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