WellAWARE Systems, a developer of next-generation wellness monitoring solutions for senior care providers, recently announced its partnership with National Church Residences (NCR). NCR is the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing, with five assisted living and/or skilled nursing facilities, two continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), and more than 300 senior living communities across the nation. The partnership has been initiated with the deployment of WellAWARE Systems’ technology in three of NCR’s 320+ facilities. The WellAWARE solution is being implemented to provide meaningful wellness trending and behavioral data to NCR caregivers regarding their residents. By outfitting senior residences with the WellAWARE monitoring solution, NCR caregivers can easily review the overall status of individuals in their care via the secure WellAWARE Web site, thereby enabling caregivers to proactively identify and address existing or developing health conditions, as well as emergent situations such as disabling falls.
“NCR is excited to partner with WellAWARE Systems,” said Tom Slemmer, President and CEO of NCR and chairman of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). “With 25,000 units of affordable senior and family housing in 28 states and Puerto Rico, serving a corresponding number of residents, NCR believes that the WellAWARE solutions will allow us to further serve our residents and their families. One of NCR’s primary goals is to enable our residents to stay independent in their own homes by providing the service and support they need. We expect that WellAWARE will prove to be an effective tool for our InCare senior home health staff to employ to allow our residents to successfully age in place.”
The effective use of WellAWARE has repeatedly demonstrated improvement in quality of care while at the same time reducing overall cost of care. The first three NCR facilities involved in the WellAWARE Systems partnership are located in Ohio, specifically, Traditions of Chilicothe, Traditions at Mill Run and Heritage Day Healthcenter.
“We’re tremendously excited to partner with National Church Residences,” says Jeff Noce, CEO of WellAWARE Systems. “NCR is a recognized leader and national presence in the senior care industry and their selection of WellAWARE further validates our belief that technologies such as ours are ready for broader adoption. We look forward to engaging NCR as a major customer and partner in expanding our offering as a complementary component of their highly regarded senior care services.”