ActiveCare, Inc. Announces Government Reimbursement for Product and Services
Medicaid reimbursement grows to over 400 members in Colorado
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced the annual results for the strategic partnership with Mountain Home Medical, Inc. a provider of personal emergency response and elder care products in Colorado. Working with county and state agencies Mountain Home Medical has over 400 members currently being monitored by ActiveCare. "We have been working closely with ActiveCare to customize the program to meet our needs, as well as the needs of our clients," said Dan Nicholson, president of Mountain Home Medical.
Serving the urban and rural Colorado, Mountain Home Medical works closely with state Medicaid agencies to provide care and protection to seniors as well as those with severe medical conditions. "ActiveCare is vital in providing a mobile personal emergency application which meets the needs of a growing vulnerable but mobile population," continued Nicholson.
Addressing the medical need of over a half million participants, Colorado provides over $3.5 billion in direct medical and long term care to participants. "Providing immediate care during emergencies, ActiveCare can reduce hospital stays and the financial burden placed on the state," said Jim Dalton, chairman and CEO of ActiveCare.
ActiveCare, Inc., (www.activecare.com) is the service leader in care for the elderly, disabled or chronically ill providing deserved freedom while allowing members to remain living independently longer. The ActiveCare solution incorporates sensor technologies that allows a member to be constantly monitored in their own home and on the go. Inside the member's home, ActiveCare installs sensors that allows ActiveCare's 24/7 CareCenter™ to monitor their movements and health conditions. When the CareCenter™ detects any type of anomaly it can immediately contact the member through a body worn watch device, the ActiveWatch™ or through the ActivePortal™, a video portal located in the senior's home. This video portal allows live video interaction between the member and the CareSpecialist™ – providing a personal and bonding experience. The CareCenter™ can remotely monitor the member's eating habits with sensors on the stove, refrigerator and cabinets. The CareSpecialist™ can also monitor the medications the senior is taking and insure that they are taking the right medications at the right time – all through ActiveCare's sensor technologies. In addition, the CareCenter can track vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight and glucose levels. It can also monitor how long the member has been in bed or in a chair and can assist in turning on and off lights and locking or unlocking doors.
When the members are on the go away from their home, they can be tracked through ActiveCare's GPS technology. Through the ActiveWatch™ or ActiveOne+™ PAL members can instantly contact a CareSpecialist™ with the press of a button or automatically when a fall occurs.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, ActiveCare is committed to providing consistent excellence in quality and safety as well as friendly care for members and caregivers, alike. To learn more about ActiveCare, Inc. visit www.activecare.com or contact investor/media relations at 877-862-5553.
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