HERZLIYA, Israel, and MELBOURNE, November 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Care@Home Tracks Potential Health Issues at the Earliest Stages, Promoting Senior Independence
Essence, a leading provider of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions, has partnered with Hills, Australia's leading medical technology distributor, to offer its Care@Home line of solutions to Australia's senior population.
"The percentage of Australia's population that's older than 65 is growing rapidly," said Tom Sykes, Head of Hills Health Solutions. "Most of the advanced care solutions currently available in the marketplace are focused on assisted living facilities, while the majority of remote home telecare technologies are simply emergency panic buttons. We recognized the demand for a home solution for the seniors that provides the ability to intervene well before an emergency."
Hills Health Solutions is Australia's largest distributor of both home healthcare and assisted living technologies. Adding Care@Home to its product line-up gives it a technology focused on monitoring and prevention, catching symptoms before they become serious health problems.
Seeking a top-tier technology and a provider with field-proven capabilities, Hills partnered with Essence, selecting its Care@Home solutions. With 20 years' as a supplier of professional solutions to the security and health sectors, Hills knew that Essence delivers the solutions they were seeking.
Using sensors and intelligent algorithms, Care@Home™ learns the daily habits and behaviors of individuals and alerts for any deviation of the daily routine that may indicate any potential health condition change. Care@Home™ will automatically notify a call center or a caregiver in case of any emergency incident or warning sign, such as skipping meals, reduced activity, or spending an unusually length of time in the bathroom. Essence's PERS technology includes multilanguage support, alert customization, and centralized remote management.
"Working together, the Hills and Essence partnership expands business opportunities for both companies by increasing our abilities to deliver beneficial products to maintain the health of the aging population," said Haim Amir, CEO and founder of Essence. "Families get peace of mind, healthcare providers get better information, and seniors can continue to live independently."
Hills Health Solutions (part of ASX listed Hills Limited) is the leading provider of integrated health technology solutions, delivering solutions in over 350 hospitals and 800 aged care facilities. Hills' nurse call and interactive resident care solutions help healthcare operators deliver better health outcomes through improved communications and workflow.
Essence is a global IoT provider of scalable, end-to-end connected-living solutions for security, communication, and healthcare service providers. Over the past 20 years, Essence has built an impressive installed base, with more than 15 million products deployed and used by Tier-1 service providers worldwide. Essence is committed to developing and supporting solutions that both enhance partners' businesses and enable people to live fuller and better lives. Essence has won several distinguished industry awards over the past year, garnering recognition by both the consumer and business markets, including the ESX Innovation Award for Care@Home, European Consumers Choice Award, Telecom Broadband Infovision Award, IoT Business Impact Award, and others.
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