Archive For: Smart Care

Essence leads the “Connecting to Connected Health” Panel- MAMA 10th Year Anniversary

Essence leads the “Connecting to Connected Health” Panel- MAMA 10th Year Anniversary

This past week we were in Palm Springs, California for the 10-year anniversary of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association’s (MAMA) annual meeting of executive minds. MAMA is the only professional trade association representing the needs of the medical alert monitoring and personal emergency response services industry, and is directed by committed leadership that is focused ... Read More
 
Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Protect the Elderly

Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Protect the Elderly

We’ve talked before about the ‘sandwich generation’—adults who have to simultaneously take care of their aging parents and deal with other responsibilities like work and raising their own children. This is a consequence of increasing life expectancy in developed countries, and the wish of the elderly to stay independent and continue to live in their ... Read More
 
Towards Technology-Enabled Senior Care: Enabling a More Active Lifestyle

Towards Technology-Enabled Senior Care: Enabling a More Active Lifestyle

The global demand for PERS systems is growing rapidly. According to the latest industry reports, the market will be worth $8.61 billion by 2020. The reasons for this rapid expansion are many: the combination of an aging world population with a higher life expectancy, the resultant rising costs and pressure on the public healthcare system ... Read More
 
Smart Care for People Living With Disabilities

Smart Care for People Living With Disabilities

As we have discussed in the past, people wish to stay in their own home for as long as possible, while remaining autonomous and independent. This is true not only for for people as they progress through the aging process, and for people with physical disabilities. We live with smart connected devices all around us. ... Read More
 
Voice Panic Detection: The Future of PERS

Voice Panic Detection: The Future of PERS

Josh Locke is Director of Sales at Essence USA. He is a Certified Senior Advisor with over 12 years’ experience in the PERS industry.  He has been in the “start-up” side of PERS for nearly all of those years.  In 2013, he was recruited to launch a new mobile PERS into the industry, which was ... Read More
 
Personal Emergency Response Systems or Why Panic Buttons Alone Are Not Enough

Personal Emergency Response Systems or Why Panic Buttons Alone Are Not Enough

It’s a fact that world’s population is aging, especially in developed countries. There has never been so many seniors in the world as there are now, and their number keeps growing. In their golden years, older people want to age safely within the comfort of their own home, staying active and maintaining an independent lifestyle ... Read More