A unique hands-off alternative to traditional senior citizen living is now being offered to residents of one Sandy Springs independent living facility. CareMinders Home Care of Buckhead, an agency offering medical and non-medical skilled services to patients requiring long or short-term at-home care, will implement a connected healthcare platform developed by OneCare to manage residents.
OneCare's CEO, Gary Austin, stated, "We are excited to be working with CareMinders and The Mansions at Sandy Springs to deliver a compelling new level of care support and family connectivity for the senior community. The programs we are launching today, go a long way to address the growing needs of an expanding senior population and their families seeking solutions to enable and enhance independent living."
The new solution leverages the OneCare platform to effectively manage wellness, chronic conditions, and medications. The platform has been adapted for use by a multi-user kiosk that will seamlessly sync data from leading mHealth devices directly to residents’ personal health records within their OneCare accounts. This kiosk and associated wireless medical equipment, such as a blood pressure monitor and weight scale, will be housed in an onsite clinic managed by the CareMinders group within The Mansions at Sandy Springs living facility. In addition, the CareMinders professionals can receive real-time reminders and alerts if values are abnormal allowing them to intervene when necessary. This comprehensive hands-off system provides residents and families the confidence that a CareMinders professional is monitoring critical vital signs without eliminating the day-to-day independence of the elder.
CareMinders of Buckhead owner, Katie Jones, says, "The collaborative effort of OneCare and CareMinders is an exciting new approach in the eldercare market and an important step to keep people living independently longer."
The implementation of the OneCare Platform by CareMinders of Buckhead within The Mansions at Sandy Springs is expected to result in an exceedingly high level of quality, service, value, and cost-containment in the areas of patient engagement, chronic care management and virtual healthcare delivery. Austin remarked, “We have received positive feedback from customers seeking proactive ways to further digital health, and we look forward to expanding our footprint in the long-term care market empowering each individual with the tools and information they need to live a longer, healthier, happier life.“
Leveraging a large ecosystem of connected mHealth devices, a private social network, big data analytics, proven behavioral science expertise, and over twelve years of founder Health IT experience, OneCare has developed the next generation connected health platform that encourages and tracks patient compliance with doctors’ care plans and enables the full potential of cost savings through increased patient, family and care team engagement.
About CareMinders of Buckhead
CareMinders of Buckhead is a medical and non-medical home care company that works to professionally and compassionately help elders stay independent. As one of only 8% of home care companies nationally that have been awarded The Joint Commission Accreditation, CareMinders of Buckhead is committed to the highest quality of care available which fosters peace of mind among all family members.
About The Mansions at Sandy Springs
The Mansions is a group of family owned and operated independent senior living communities based out of Oklahoma. Mansions recently expanded to the Southeast opening The Mansions at Sandy Springs on August 15, 2014. This unique 55+ community offers one and two bedroom apartments for a single monthly rate that includes all meals and all bills.
Gary Austin, CEO