SAN MATEO, Calif., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NuevaCare, a technology-based home care company in the San Francisco Bay Area, unveils Remote Care Management based on Kubi, the telepresence robot from Revolve Robotics, a leading innovator in telepresence robots.
NuevaCare recently completed an Aging2.0-facilitated pilot with families in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with Revolve Robotics to trial Kubi in a real-world elder care setting. With Kubi in an older adult's home, care managers are now able to log in to their clients' homes to instantly check in with clients and caregivers, ensuring the highest quality of service. Kubi lets the care managers control their point of view by panning and tilting a remote tablet. These virtual visits offered savings in time and cost - and improvements in care.
"Aging2.0 is committed to advancing technology and care solutions that improve outcomes for older adults," says Scott Peifer, Vice President, Alliance Development. "Better access for families and care managers with robotic telepresence can help providers achieve that goal. We're thrilled to see these outcomes and partnership as a result of our Pitch-for-Pilots competition."
NuevaCare's use of Kubi is being showcased at the18th Annual Updates on Dementia Conference: Translating Research into Practice event on Tuesday, May 10th at the Crown Plaza Hotel at 1221 Chess Drive Forest City, CA. Attendees will have the chance to experience the technology and discover the benefits specifically for families with members with dementia.
"Viewing clients' facial expressions and their surroundings in real time, provided valuable insight to care managers about their overall status," says Kamran Nasser, CEO of Nueva Care. "Medication questions, meals, and other care issues were resolved using Kubi."
By partnering with Revolve Robotics, NuevaCare can now add this service for all families who would benefit from the new layer of access, oversight and supervision, saving both money and time for those who are struggling to balance the increasing need for long-term in-home support.
- Increased connection with clients by distant family members
- Increased oversight, supervision and insight into client condition
- Decreased need for care managers to travel to site, reducing costs
"Kubi is focused on empowering care managers and families to look around the home of older adults to ensure they are well," says Marcus Rosenthtal, CEO of Revolve Robotics. "NuevaCare's clients will now be able to age in place longer, a real benefit of telepresence."
About NuevaCare: A premier technology based home care company in the San Francisco Bay Area, NuevaCare delivers responsive, quality, and affordable in-home care to those who need care due to old age or recovering from surgery or illness. NuevaCare provides hourly, live-in, overnight, and 24/7 care.
About Revolve Robotics: Based in San Francisco, the company created Kubi, the simple and engaging telepresence robot. Kubi means "neck" in Japanese and lets people remotely see, hear and interact as if they are there in person. It is a robotic tablet stand that allows a remote caller to move the tablet like turning their own head during video calls.
About Aging2.0: A global organization on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through 30+ chapters around the world, Alliance and Leaders Circle corporate partner programs, Global Startup Search and Optimize Conference.
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