Monitoring in caregiving is getting more "personal" than ever. We live in the age of watchers, pitting privacy issues against vested interests in security. Technological advances have greatly enhanced resident monitoring, but they have also added new challenges. Solutions call for a delicate balance between automation and personal freedom.
For those of you that keep up on what's going on in the industry, you probably know that 3M announced that they were exiting the market around 18 months ago. We've stepped in to help customers.
Oxford Grand, an assisted living and memory care facility in Wichita, KS, has installed Status Solutions' Apple iPad-based CATIE in ArmorActive's tamper-resistant kiosk hardware.
As 2013 came to a close, 3M phased out support of its HomeFree nurse call system. Leaders at Allegro Senior Living carefully weighed replacement options. Today, they say they are happy with the decision to adopt the SARA system from Status Solutions with a SARA/3M-HomeFree interface from JNL Technologies.
Status Solutions has launched MyGreenPages.net as a way to help senior living communities fund the deployment of the CATIE (Communication and Access to Information Everywhere) multimedia and self-service technology for their residents.
Status Solutions announced at the LeadingAge conference that there have been improvements to its CATIE (Communication and Access to Information Everywhere) application.
Mercy Ridge Retirement Community, a joint venture of Mercy Health Services and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, has chosen Status Solutions for its technology infrastructure.
Appalachian Christian Village, a CCRC in Tennessee, has partnered with Status Solutions to introduce Motion into Meaningful Information (MIMI) mobile health monitoring. The system is being used for the village's Personal Care Plus program, which is for independent living residents.
» Status Solutions has expanded the alerting components of its Situational Awareness and Response Assistant (SARA) to include mobile dashboards, the company announced. SARA's eMessenger can deliver detailed alerts to virtually any screen, according to Status Solutions President Mike MacLeod. New features also include two-way talk, persistent or passive user interface, and mobile dashboards that can receive color-coded text.
Status Solutions announced that Eric Miller has joined the company as its director of technology. Miller's new role as leader of the innovation team includes responsibility for development, IT, solutions management and customer support.
Status Solutions today that its CATIE (Communication and Access to Information Everywhere) self-service technology has been recognized by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) as part of the organization's 2012 Best of the Best Awards as a Program to Watch. CATIE is a multimedia application for two-way communication and self-service. It functions as an intercom, message center, electronic bulletin board and concierge to help seniors stay connected to the world around them, according to the firm.
Silverchair Learning Systems has a new owner. Vista Equity Partners, a California-based firm has purchased the online training firm. "This is a great situation for both us and our customers," said Mike Mutka, president and chief operating officer of Silverchair Learning Systems. Mutka added that customers will not see any changes in the short term. The company also plans to remain on the East Coast. Mutka said that Vista Equity Partners emerged as the best candidate among numerous suitors from the private equity field. Vista Equity Partners' experience in purchasing and managing technology-based firms made it especially attractive to Silverchair, Mutka noted. Terms of the deal were not released.
Amy Jeffs is the chief operations officer for Status Solutions, the company announced. In her new role, Jeffs will help position the company for growth in the senior living and allied markets in her new role. Jeffs joined the company in 2006 to direct marketing, public relations and lead-generation activities. Status Solutions provides situational awareness products for life safety assurance, security monitoring, environmental awareness and mass notification. The company's core software application is SARA (Situational Awareness and Response Assistant), an automated alarm management and alerting platform.
Status Solutions announced a strategic partnership with ICON Voice Networks. The deal initiates integration efforts between both organizations' development teams. The first phase of the integration includes the ability to use SIP to deliver real-time audio messages from the SARA alert engine to ICON Voice Networks SIP-enabled endpoints, such as Iwatsu telephones, mobile devices, cell phones, land lines and more.