Sodexo Partners with Healthsense to Offer Seniors Technology-Enabled Solutions that Improve Quality of Daily Life

Sep 13, 2011, 11:45 ET from Sodexo, Inc.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., a leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions announced a partnership with Healthsense, Inc.  As a part of the agreement, Sodexo will offer technology-enabled solutions by Healthsense to its existing senior living client communities – expanding Sodexo's current offerings to realize their vision of improved Quality of Life for all of the people and communities they serve.  

Healthsense is an industry leader in technology-enabled care.  The Healthsense products, such as the eNeighbor® remote monitoring, eCall™ emergency response and the eNeighborVitals™ monitoring systems, can be scaled to meet the needs of communities and individuals.  Healthsense solutions are deployed in independent, assisted, memory care and skilled settings.  The flexibility of the Healthsense technology platform allows communities to have one solution for all their aging services technology needs.      

"We are very excited to partner with Healthsense to expand our offerings to senior living communities.  Sodexo's goal to deliver services that improve and enhance quality of life are perfectly aligned with the capabilities of the Healthsense technology platform.  Our expertise in delivering on site solutions and Healthsense's robust technology platform will promote independence and wellness within our communities.  By working with Healthsense we will be able to offer our clients new technology-enabled care possibilities," said James Taylor, president of senior living for Sodexo.

"We see Sodexo's operational excellence and seamless delivery of On Site Service Solutions as a fantastic complement to the Healthsense technology platform.  The partnership will help communities lower the cost of care, increase independence and improve the experiences of older adults, their families and caregivers," said co-founder and CEO of Healthsense, Inc., Brian Bischoff.

Sodexo is an industry leader and expert in Quality of Daily Life service solutions across a broad base of senior living communities with food and facility services that meaningfully engage and improve people's daily lives.  By delivering services that positively affect daily lives, Sodexo helps communities sustain a vibrant quality of life.  Sodexo is dedicated to improving satisfaction and making every day a better day for their communities.

"Healthsense's technology platform and Sodexo's expertise in delivering seamless on site solutions makes for an ideal partnership with the potential to meaningfully engage and improve people's daily lives," said Neil Borg, managing director at B.C. Ziegler and Company.  Ziegler played a key role in defining the partnership and building the relationship between both organizations.

About Healthsense, Inc.

Healthsense, Inc., based in Mendota Heights, MN, is a market leader in providing technology solutions for the future of aging services. Healthsense offers completely integrated solutions based on a standard Wi-Fi platform for Remote Safety and Wellness monitoring, Personal Emergency Response and Wi-Fi wireless nurse call systems. The Healthsense platform is scalable, flexible and is proven across a broad base of installations. The flagship Healthsense product is the eNeighbor® remote monitoring system. The eNeighbor system utilizes a series of wireless sensors, placed throughout a residence, that learn a daily routine and automatically call for help if the system does not detect the expected routine of daily activities.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $15 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions

Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 380,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2010)



Sodexo in the World



Sodexo in North America


15.3 billion euro consolidated revenue

380,000 employees

34,000 sites

50 million consumers served daily

80 countries

21st largest employer worldwide



8.0 billion dollars revenue

120,000 employees

10 million consumers served daily

6,000 sites

700 facilities management sites




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