The feedback from residents of the Tochtech-PARC Retirement Living (PARC) Vericare pilot program have been overwhelmingly positive. Rather than feeling intruded upon, participants felt cared for. In the case of one participant the system alerted staff when she failed to get out of bed at her typical awake time and so they checked on her. When interviewed, the participant said “I am beyond thrilled at how the sensors are working. Fortunately, I just slept in that day, but I am really appreciative that they checked-in on me”. Another participant when reviewing his data said, “I did not realize I was so habitual, and I am happy to see that I sleep well and am socially engaged. I would like my son to have access to my data. He and is family are so busy, it will help them know I am ok”.
Tochtech Technologies and PARC Retirement Living (PARC) have embarked on a one-year pilot program of Tochtech’s Vericare platform, a non-invasive, sensor-based monitoring system. Both Tochtech and PARC Retirement Living (PARC) believe that sensor technology can play an important role in helping PARC better serve their residents by providing trend and predictive information on seniors’ daily living activity (DLA) and alerts in case of an emergency. Already early feedback and results show that the weekly and analysis reports and the ACE Index (Activity and Social Connection & Engagement) are useful to caregivers, doctors and seniors themselves. Feedback from resident participants highlight that the info keeps them and their families updated on their health and can offer their doctor valuable information when treating them.