Philips, Right at Home Partner for ‘Always-On’ Home Care

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Multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) has unveiled its latest product to help people age in place: a platform of connected sensors meant to monitor seniors in their homes in an effort to provide “always-on” home care and peace of mind for caregivers.

Through a partnership with in-home care franchise network Right at Home, Philips will bring its CareSensus remote monitoring system directly to 25 of the Omaha, Nebraska-based company’s agencies to start.

The platform features non-camera-based passive sensors placed throughout the home to collect data, which is processed to detect unusual behavior or patterns of activity. This analysis is then delivered to the Right at Home remote care team via a dashboard that tracks significant changes.

“The idea came from the challenge facing families of being able support their senior, when either they or a home care agency cannot be in the house at all times,” Deb Citrin, business lead for Philips Elder Care Services, tells Home Health Care News. “We thought about what types of services we could provide that ensure added protection for seniors when someone isn’t there with them.”

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