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Moving away from task-based care to personalized care produces improved quality of care and life, and happier residents 

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Toch Sleepsense supports personalized care, improved quality of care and staff efficiencies so higher value tasks become a focus.  

A November 2022 CBC article1 reports on how the new CareTO program that radically changes how care is delivered in long term care offers clear evidence of improved quality of care and happier residents. The objective of the CareTO pilot is to find ways to improve quality of care and life for residents in long term care. Lakeshore Lodge, one of the participants in the pilot has moved away from task-based care and is focused on personalized care which has proven to be a great success as described in the CBC article. 

While some aspects of care such as food and room décor maybe relatively easy to personalize, other critical care aspects such as improving sleep quality or reducing risk of falls can be difficult to implement. Tochtech’s award winning bed exit and sleep sensor is an ideal solution that is currently being used in an increasing number of long term care homes to support resident-centered care and reduce task-based care. Sleepsense supports personalized care in the following ways: 

  • Never before available resident sleep data enables care providers the ability to truly understand residents’ mood and  behaviors, and adjust medication and care based on need 
  • The virtual rounds-check feature provides up to the minute resident status without depending solely on physical round checks. This frees up care staff time to focus on high value, resident-focused tasks 
  • Promotes improved quality of care resulting in reduced resident falls and responsive behaviour

“The sleep data and information Sleepsense is able to provide on our residents’ sleep patterns is so valuable and information we have never previously had. This information helps us better understand some of the health and sleep challenges our residents are experiencing and will offer new insights in how we can better serve and care for them” said Lisa Samms-Maxwell, Director of Care at Langley Lodge, a long term care residence in British Columbia. 

Please visit Toch Sleepsense to find out more about this award-winning innovation. 

1 November, 2022 CBC article This long term care come radically changed the way it operates. Residents say it’s working. 

Tochtech Technologies February 2021 webinar events

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Tochtech Technologies is delighted to have been invited to present at the following events for the month of February:

Tochtech Technologies February 2021 webinar events

McGill

 

February 9th and 23rd: MCSA Brainy Boomer Lecture Series

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) Lecture Series, a popular lecture series which started in 2007  aims to educate seniors and the community on topics related to healthy aging. Since the pandemic started, MCSA has begun offering its lecture series virtually and with great success! 

Registration for the upcoming lecture event can be done at http://CMEV.eventbrite.com

MCSA was established in 1985 as a multi-disciplinary academic unit dedicated to gerontological research and postgraduate teaching on the mechanisms of aging as well as prevention of age-associated disorders. The MCSA has achieved international recognition for its integrative work on the neurodegeneration of the aging central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases. The Centre’s scientists are renowned for their contributions in the fields of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s diseases and other cognitive disorders. More information on MCSA can be found at http://mcsa.ca

Previous lecture events can be viewed on the MCSA Lecture Series YouTube channel.

The Senior’s Choice

 

 

February 11th: The Senior’s Choice

The Senior’s Choice is the world’s largest membership network of senior care providers. Home care agencies associated with The Senior’s Choice are among the top performers in their respective markets when it comes to overall client satisfaction. It goes to show that when you provide caring and talented professionals with our outstanding training, exclusive programs and the best operating systems and support in the industry, good things are bound to happen.

The Senior’s Choice is interested in introduceingTochtech Technologies products to their members to help them better support seniors and their families who choose to age at home. More information on The Senior’s Choice can be found at https://theseniorschoice.com

Dementia Care Skills Workshop

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Our good friend Karen Tyrell from Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. is putting on a highly informative dementia workshop in the Richmond area next week on Tuesday August 13th from 6-9pm at the new Camel Senior Shop.

Workshop details can be found below by clicking on “Workshop Details” at the end of this post.

Tochtech Technologies recognizes the value of having all frontline caregivers receive practical dementia skills and is sponsoring this event. This has enabled us to extend this invitation to you, to attend this workshop at no cost!

As seats are limited you will need to register participants by Monday Aug. 12th at 3pm. Registration can be completed using the following Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cracking-the-dementia-code-live-certificate-workshop-creative-ways-to-manage-changed-behaviours-tickets-68406019245

Participants will receive a personalized certificate for their attendance.

The numbers are rising in those being affected by dementia…until there is a cure, we can do our part to help frontline caregivers receive the best education possible in dementia care.

We look forward to your participation in this great event.

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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!