The system under consideration is CarePredict, a partner of LifeWell. This platform utilizes wearable technology, smart indoor location tracking, deep machine learning, and predictive analysis. The system is made to track each wearer’s daily activities and location and includes a call system for real-time communication with caregivers. It also incorporates machine learning to track daily activities, such as eating and sleeping, and discern any changes over time.
Studying Wearable Technology and Its Role in Senior Care
When carrying out this study, the goal was to analyze how CarePredict’s wrist-mounted device and AI-powered platform could improve senior care in assisted living communities. The study focused on 490 residents from six separate assisted living communities over the course of 24 months. Three communities used CarePredict, and the other three did not. The key indicators measured and compared across all six communities were hospitalization rates, fall rates, length of stay, and staff response time.
CarePredict’s Impact on Assisted Living Communities
While all communities in the study had similar average age and sex ratio among residents as well as staff hours per resident, the three that used CarePredict reported a 39% lower hospitalization rate, 69% lower fall rate, and a 67% greater length of stay than the three that did not. They also reported improvements in staff alert acknowledgment and reach resident times by 37% and 40%, respectively.
The study concluded that the system provided staff with actionable information based on each resident’s daily life and behavior and helped them recognize when a resident was at an increased risk. The system enabled staff to intervene much earlier to prevent injury and hospitalization. CarePredict’s accuracy will continue to be studied in a larger trial.
About CarePredict and LifeWell
CarePredict, a partner of LifeWell, is developing solutions for senior care in all forms. With seniors in both assisted living communities and homecare in mind, their goal is to create a solution that can detect gradual changes and potential health risks before they develop into a serious condition. They have also utilized their system for contact tracing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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