The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society announced that it has selected WellAWARE Systems monitoring technology in providing care to seniors living at home or in assisted living centers for its LivingWell@Home Project. The LivingWell@Home Project is part of an expansion of the Good Samarian’s use of sensor technology and telehealth services. The goal of the program is to provide a way to study and prove the efficacy of both technologies so government entities and private insurance companies will provide reimbursement. The project is expected to deliver senior care technology to approximately 1,600 seniors in 40 communities across five states in the Midwest.
"Our commitment is to implement new and innovative ways in which seniors can live well, and at the same time offer family members peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being cared for," said David J. Horazdovsky, president and chief executive officer for the Good Samaritan Society. "There is no other product out there that collects this level of quality information and trending. This noninvasive approach was our vision for interfacing with seniors where they live.”
“This technology is a game changer in the delivery of healthcare services in the senior living industry and we are excited to be a part of such an important project,” said Jeff Noce, president and chief executive officer for WellAWARE Systems. “We are proud to partner with the Good Samaritan Society in defining the future of aging and are confident this project will demonstrate the results necessary to seek reimbursement from federal Medicare and Medicaid programs and private insurers as a way to control health care costs and allow seniors to live independently longer.”