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Philips Assisted Tech for Alzheimers in NYC

William Payne
November 13, 2019


Philips and Sunrise Senior Living have provided smart health technology to support Welltower's new assisted living and memory care community in Manhattan, New York, to help support patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and related forms of memory loss.

A Welltower partner, Sunrise is a senior living provider with more than 325 communities throughout the US, Canada and the UK, and total unit capacity of approximately 29,300. 

Sunrise at East 56th is planned to provide personalised assisted living and an engaging environment for seniors with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease. The project was conceived and financed by Welltower and developed by Texas-based Hines. The 130,000 square-foot Sunrise at East 56th community is expected to open in the summer of 2020, with approximately 150 units over 17 floors.

The new Manhattan community will make use of Philips Cares for Senior Living to help transform care delivery through technology including real-time resident locating, alerts and communications when assistance is needed, as well as wellness tracking. 

The Philips Cares for Senior Living resident safety system will give the staff at Sunrise at East 56th enhanced visibility into the well-being of residents. The system combines wearable devices with cloud-based capabilities including real-time resident locating with personalised boundaries, alerts when assistance is needed, mobile-enabled communications, and wellness tracking. Advanced analytics provide actionable insights into resident activity, including comprehensive incident and trend reports, with real-time alerts delivered to mobile and desktop devices.

“Philips’ next generation resident safety system allows senior living facilities to stay ahead of the curve, to ensure both resident and staff satisfaction, and support population health management through connected solutions,” said Derek Ross, Business Leader of Population Health Management at Philips. 

“By teaming with Philips, we will provide our seniors, particularly those with cognitive and memory impairments, an individualised wellness experience that advances their safety and happiness, and helps provide added piece of mind for their caregivers. We look forward to continued collaboration to explore future technologies to support residents and their wellness,” said Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise.