Vancouver Resource Society to launch Vericare pilot

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  Vancouver Resource Society (VRS), whose mission is to provide innovative housing for seniors and those with disabilities in BC is embarking on a pilot program of Tochtech’s Vericare platform. The strategic partnership between VRS and Tochtech will enable both organizations to understand the role remote monitoring technology can play in VRS communities. Vericare seeks to enable independent and assisted living providers such as VRS to be better informed of their residents’ safety in real time, and with the use of predictive information on residents’ daily living activities (DLA) be able to reduce the risks of health and safety incidents before they become a crisis or emergency. Case studies have shown that the use of remote monitoring technology enables seniors to remain in independent living communities by an additional 6 to 12 months when compared to communities without remote monitoring. Encouraging seniors to be active, socially engaged and remain healthy is everything Vericare aims to do.

Our wish to you this holiday season

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As 2018 comes to a close the team at Tochtech Technologies would like to take this opportunity to thank you for support and business in making our vision of extending and enabling independent senior living.

This year has been an extremely productive year for Tochtech. The Vericare pilot projects we have been jointly running with independent senior living providers and senior care providers have been extremely successful in proving the technology, while the feedback from both residents and management have been positive, and helpful in ensuring user requirements have been captured for the final product. The market response to our products have also been very encouraging this year. As a result, we are in, final negotiations for additional Vericare pilots with other independent living providers, development of partnerships that will see Vericare as a module of a larger seniors’ monitoring solution, and our Smarturns, stove product, has now hit the retail market.

We are excited at the prospect of welcoming 2019 with exciting opportunities to grow our business. We look forward to seeing you in the new year, and to further develop a long and productive relationship with you and your organization.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday season, and a prosperous 2019!

Seeking pilot users for Tochie, a medication, appointment and task voice reminder

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Do you have clients or know someone who could benefit from reminders to help with medication schedules, tasks and appointments?

Tochtech Technologies latest product Tochie is now ready for market testing. We are excited to share our product with a select group of users and look forward to their valuable feedback.

The following video provides a quick overview of how Tochie can help.

 

The pilot which will involve seniors and their caregivers, is expected to start in January 2019 and last for 6 weeks.

If you know of any seniors and their caregivers who may be interested in or could benefit from this technology, or to learn more about the pilot and Tochie, please contact us at contact@tochtech.com

 

Smarturns, first in-class stove safety now available in retail stores.

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Tochtech Technologies developed SmarturnsTM to address a major safety concern for seniors choosing to age at home. Caregivers surveyed by Tochtech informed us that the risk of a kitchen fire from an unattended stove is one of the main reasons seniors move to an assisted living community.

Studies done by the public safety division of Alberta Municipal Affairs on the home-fire statistics in Canada have yielded insightful results. Highlights of these findings include:

  • The age group that holds the highest risk of dying in a home fire are those 75 and older
  • Cooking is the leading cause of in-home fires
  • The kitchen is the most common area of origin for in-home fires

These staggering, yet unsurprising statistics reinforce the popular belief about home fires being more prevalent in the kitchen as we age. As the generation of boomers age, kitchen safety will only become a greater safety concern.

Tochtech has develop SmarturnsTM, a first in-class product that reminds seniors when the stove is on and unattended and will also inform caregivers of potential fire danger through text notifications. Smarturns is now available in retail stores in BC. The product is available at Self Care Home Health Products in North Vancouver and Vancouver and Advanced Medical in West Vancouver. Home installation services for the product is also available.

To read more about SmarturnsTM and to see how Tochtech is making a difference, visit: http://www.tochtech.com/smarturns-cooking-safety/

Who is caring for Caregivers – We Are!

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The costs of being a caregiver are well-documented, and now, more than ever, these issues are being highlighted from the significant growth in the senior population over recent years. According to Statistics Canada, 3 in 10 Canadians are family caregivers, and this responsibility takes its toll physically, psychologically and financially.

Time taken off of work by caregivers is estimated to cost upwards of $5000 to a family per year. For businesses, employees who are caregivers miss an average of 6.6 days per year, which on a larger scale can end up costing companies between $17 – $33 billion yearly from lost productivity. On top of this, on a personal level, the severe feeling of “financial strain” was also found amongst 36% of caregivers.

As caregiving for our growing senior population becomes more challenging and impacting more of us, Tochtech is working on innovative solutions to help relieve caregivers. Our products Smarturns, Vericare and Tochie focus on providing convenient, safe, and caring ways to remotely care for our seniors. We aim to keep seniors safe in their homes, while offering caregivers peace of mind. To learn more and to see what Tochtech can do for you and your loved ones, visit: http://www.tochtech.com/