While covering the 2011 LeadingAge conference for ChangingAging.org I spent an afternoon interviewing Eden Alterantive’s CEO Chris Perna and two of Eden’s value-added partners: It’s Never 2 Late and WellAWARE Systems.
Together, these three organizations presented a “Mind, Spirit and Body” exhibit at LeadingAge featuring a unique integration of technology and culture change.
As part of that services provided to Eden-registered homes, Eden partners with key vendors and companies such as IN2L and WellAWARE who deliver services and innovative technologies that support culture change.
A major theme at LeadingAge was the need to leverage innovative new technologies to help providers serve a rapidly growing aging population even as budgets are strained by the economic downturn. But as Chris pointed out, it’s critical that technology be used to enhance the human touch, not replace it.
WellAWARE Systems has created a non-invasive technology that allows caregivers to remotely monitor key physiological factors without having disturb elders during sleep. IN2L is the leading provider of interactive computer technology used to provide therapy, engagement and interactive activities for elders and their families.
In the video Chris, IN2L CEO Jack York and WellAWARE CEO Jeff Noce discuss how their companies use technology to enhance care as part of the Eden Alternative “Mind Spirit Body” campaign.