Forty percent of nursing home residents fall at least once a year, with one in five of these spills resulting in fractures or hospital stays.
Falling isn’t the only risk for eldercare residents. Those who are non- or partially mobile often suffer pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores, from not moving enough in their beds.
The risk of falls and ulcers dramatically increases in nursing homes that are short staffed. With staff stretched thin, their attention is divided across many rooms, many beds and many residents.
TeiaCare, based in Milan, Italy, wants to give caregivers a helping hand and ensure that nursing home residents get the attention they need, when they need it. The company offers the first digital assistant for long-term care that uses intelligent video analytics to make sure carers are alerted when their help is needed the most…