Toch Smarturns – Winner of Age-Well National Impact Challenge People’s Choice Award

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We are elated to announce that Smarturns has won the People’s Choice Awards at the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge held yesterday at Telus Gardens in Vancouver.

“This award is further validation that Smarturns can make a difference in addressing a practical, real problem many seniors and their caregivers face, throughout the world, every day”, said Jessica Yang, CEO at Tochtech. Tochtech was one of five finalists who were selected to pitch their services and products in front of a panel of judges and an audience.

The Age-Well National Impact Challenge which attracts companies across the country recognizes top innovators in Canada’s technology and aging sector, whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers.

Smarturns alerts a stove user and caregivers when a stove is on and unattended.

One of the most common reasons families insist that a senior move into a senior living community is after an incident when the senior has left the stove on. With Smarturns installed, the older adult will be reminded through a local alarm that the stove is on and unattended, and a caregiver will also be notified via text. These two layers of safety ensure a fire risk is avoided.

Find out more about Smarturns and how it can keep you and loved ones safe.

Tochtech Technologies Partners with LifeSupply to Expand Online Distribution in Canada

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~ Tochtech’s SmarturnsTM and Tochie Now Available 24/7 via LifeSupply’s Ecommerce Platform ~

Tochtech Technologies and LifeSupply, Canada’s leading online retailer of home medical and wellness products, today announced a distribution partnership to offer Tochtech’s SmarturnsTM and Tochie on LifeSupply’s ecommerce platform.

Medical professionals, caregivers and patients alike will now have convenient access to Tochtech’s SmarturnsTM and Tochie. LifeSupply’s online retail platform (www.lifesupply.ca) enables Canadians to purchase SmarturnsTM  and Tochie, Tochtech’s latest personalized, voice integrated reminder, in a virtual store by creating personal accounts, placing orders, and conducting secure transactions, at their convenience anywhere, anytime and on the go.

“We are excited to join forces with Tochtech Technologies in offering cutting-edge products”, said Ben Hastibakhsh, VP of Business Development. “Together, we provide essential support to patients and caregivers across Canada. We are united in delivering best-in-class services as a part of our commitment to caring for the community and beyond”.

Lifesupply (www.lifesupply.ca) is Canada’s leading retailer of home medical equipment and supplies. The company empowers patients, caregivers, medical professionals alike, with convenient access to a wide selection of home medical products at some of the lowest prices. LifeSupply has a wide distribution network with warehouses across Canada.

Tochtech and Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. partner to bring Vericare to seniors and their families

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As the number of seniors grows each day families struggle to help provide the support their loved ones need. The reality is the increase in the number of seniors suffering for chronic disease and dementia further complicates care that seniors require.

Now Tochtech and Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. have teamed up to bring Vericare as an additional support option to families and their loved ones. “Technologies like Vericare can definitely play a role in supporting families caring for seniors with dementia, especially during the early stages. Assistive technologies enable the senior in remaining independent, but at the same time allow families and caregivers the ability to check-in while respecting the senior’s needs for privacy.” says Karen Tyrell, Dementia Consultant and founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. which is based in Vancouver, BC.

While the need for in-person care will never go away, innovative technology solutions like the Vericare monitoring platform that alerts caregivers of an emergency or a potential illness can offer care givers peace of mind knowing their loved one’s safety and wellness are being continuously observed. “Vericare provided our family with valuable insights into the daily activities of our father who is suffering from dementia. It allowed us to support him in his home for longer that would be been otherwise possible” noted a family caregiver.

To find out more on how Dementia Solutions and Vericare can help you and your loved ones, please contact:
www.dementiasolutions.ca
www.tochtech.com

Beijing senior care centre installs Vericare to enhance senior safety and wellness

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Tochtech’s Vericare platform will be installed at a Beijing-based senior care center that has over 200 beds and offers in-home care services to over 20,000 seniors in the community. Cui Hu Lan Tian management is confident that the safety and wellness monitoring platform will improve senior safety and improve care efficiency. This is the only care center in Beijing that offers caregiver training in addition to medical and nursing services for the community.

The initial Vericare product evaluation project started in April, 2019 for both their care center service and in- home senior care service. A number of units in the care center were installed with Vericare system to alert staff on safety risks when seniors were in their suites. Having proven the benefits of the system, the platform is to be expanded to other units within the care centre and seniors’ homes as part of the organization’s in- home service package. Management believes that the Vericare platform will enhance senior safety and wellness monitoring and enable care efficiency through standardization of operations, allowing them to expand and scale the business swiftly.

Tochtech Technologies selected as finalist in 2019 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

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Tochtech is delighted to be selected as a regional finalist in this year’s AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge. This competition which attracts companies across the country recognizes top innovators in Canada’s technology and aging sector, whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. Finalists will compete in three regional pitch events held in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto with the winner of each regional competition receiving $15,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes. The Vancouver event is scheduled to be held on July 16. “We are very excited to have been selected and honoured to be amongst such a passionate and talented group of innovators who are looking to help seniors successfully age” said Jessica Yang, CEO at Tochtech.

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. Canada’s Technology and Aging Network brings together researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.

More information on the AGE-WELL competition and the other finalists is available in the following press release.