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Property player to monitor resident health with Healthsense tech

Iain Morris
July 16, 2014
Tapestry Senior Housing Management is to make use of remote monitoring technology from Healthsense to provide better care at senior living communities it manages in Florida and Arizona.

The Minneapolis-based property management company provides a range of senior care services for the private pay market and says the Healthsense eNeighbor-branded remote monitoring platform will be used to monitor and measure residents’ everyday health.

The company also says the use of Healthsense (Mendota Heights, MN, USA) technology will allow it to reuse existing buildings for assisted living and memory care communities, rather than building new properties.

“Healthsense’s eNeighbor remote monitoring capabilities will enable us to provide better care by proactively managing and anticipating residents’ needs,” said Tom LaSalle, the president of Tapestry. “This will also allow for better communication with family members and loved ones regarding residents’ health and wellbeing.”

Tapestry plans to first deploy the eNeighbor platform at Tapestry Tallahassee, a 149-unit assisted living care and memory care community, where it will be used to monitor residents’ wellbeing on a daily basis.

The technology has the ability to alert caregivers if a chronic condition worsens, meaning the need for higher acuity care can be avoided.

“Tapestry’s focus on adaptive reuse in conjunction with new construction memory care is particularly well-suited to the scalable Healthsense platform, which integrates easily into both existing and new structures and allows senior living communities to keep pace with residents’ changing needs,” said AR Weiler, Healthsense’s president and chief executive.
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