SALT LAKE CITY, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveCare, Inc. (ACAR.OB) a leader in senior care technology, today announced the addition of breakthrough technology for medication compliance as part of its comprehensive ActiveHome Monitoring System. According to a study by the Center for Health Transformation, 1 in 4 nursing home admissions is the result of not properly taking your medications. "Our mission is to keep our members healthy and independent living in their own home," said Brent Ferrin, Executive Vice President, ActiveCare. "By simply monitoring medication adherence and compliance our members will stay healthier and independent longer," continued Ferrin.
Partnering with MedMinder, ActiveCare's combination of monitoring services with a smart wireless pill dispenser, offers a comprehensive approach to medication adherence. Filled once a week and looking like a standard pill box, the MedMinder solution is easy to use and communicates directly to ActiveCare's CareCenter. "When it's time to take my medication the compartment lights up on the day and time, if I take the wrong cup the pill box has an audible alert and the CareCenter gives me a call," explained Ferrin.
With wide options of visual and audible alerts and wireless cellular communication to the CareCenter, in partnership with MedMinder, ActiveCare offers a solution to increase medication compliance and adherence that allows its members to remain in their own home.
"Partnering with ActiveCare is a realization of our vision of helping seniors stay independent at home," said Eran Shavelsky, CEO of MedMinder, Inc. "ActiveCare brings a unique combination utilizing MedMinder's products and ActiveCare's monitoring expertise enhancing the lives of their members and their families."
ActiveCare, Inc., (www.activecare.com) is the service leader in care for the elderly, disabled or chronically ill providing deserved freedom while allowing members to remain living independently longer. The ActiveCare solution incorporates sensor technologies that allows a member to be constantly monitored in their own home and on the go. Inside the member's home, ActiveCare installs sensors that allows ActiveCare's 24/7 CareCenter™ to monitor their movements and health conditions. When the CareCenter™ detects any type of anomaly it can immediately contact the member through a body worn watch device, the ActiveWatch™ or through the ActivePortal™, a video portal located in the senior's home. This video portal allows live video interaction between the member and the CareSpecialist™ – providing a personal and bonding experience. The CareCenter™ can remotely monitor the member's eating habits with sensors on the stove, refrigerator and cabinets. The CareSpecialist™ can also monitor the medications the senior is taking and insure that they are taking the right medications at the right time – all through ActiveCare's sensor technologies. In addition, the CareCenter can track vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight and glucose levels. It can also monitor how long the member has been in bed or in a chair and can assist in turning on and off lights and locking or unlocking doors.
When the members are on the go away from their home, they can be tracked through ActiveCare's GPS technology. Through the ActiveWatch™ or ActiveOne+™ PAL members can instantly contact a CareSpecialist™ with the press of a button or automatically when a fall occurs.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, ActiveCare is committed to providing consistent excellence in quality and safety as well as friendly care for members and caregivers, alike. To learn more about ActiveCare, Inc. visit www.activecare.com or contact investor/media relations at 877-219-6050.
About MedMinder Systems, Inc.:
MedMinder Systems, Inc., a Newton, Mass. based company, was founded in 2007 with the purpose of providing services that simplify medication management and improve medication adherence. For more information visit www.medminder.com.
SOURCE ActiveCare, Inc.